Addressing Bias and Microaggressions

Yes, inclusion means recognizing pronouns too.

Yes, inclusion means recognizing pronouns too. June 5, 2024 Imagine being asked to educate a team on unconscious bias, but with a catch: “Can we skip LGBTQ issues and pronouns?” Yes, that really happened to me 🤦🏾♀️. And this reluctance to address gender inclusion head-on is more common than you might think (or hope). Many […]

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How to welcome “undisclosed” identities at work

How to welcome “undisclosed” identities at work April 17, 2024 One moment that’s stuck with me is when a gentleman from HR said this during a session I facilitated: “We don’t pay enough attention to neurological conditions and mental illness in the workplace,” he said. “So many people come to me about their depression and

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Poverty doesn’t have to be systemic in your organization

Poverty doesn’t have to be systemic in your organization December 13, 2023 Can you believe we’ve nearly made it to the end of December? I can hardly keep up with how quickly time is flying. Whether or not you celebrate any of the winter holidays, this time of year is often associated with giving –

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AI is here to stay, but bias doesn’t have to be

Uncomfortable Conversations for Recruiters Part 3: Inclusion Starts With YOU! November 15 , 2023 This week, we’re closing out our three part series on difficult conversations for recruiters. We’ve talked about your relationships with your hiring managers, and how you can support candidates through the hiring process – all in an effort to put inclusion at the forefront

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“Speaking up” vs. “talking back”: what’s the difference?

“Speaking up” vs. “talking back”: what’s the difference? Published October 11, 2023 What’s the difference between “speaking up” and “talking back?” And who gets to decide? I think I can safely say that all working professionals – yes, every single one – would like to be able to come to work without having to worry about being harassed, having microaggressions

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Experiential data can be a tool for inclusion

Experiential data can be a tool for inclusion Published September 20, 2023 We’ve been talking a lot this month about inclusive hiring. I started by calling out some unhealthy mindsets, and then wrote about how to identify bias within your current hiring system. But once you’ve begun to identify those kinds of mindsets and biases, then what? 

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Why ‘the hair conversation’ is still important

Why ‘the hair conversation’ is still important Published August 9, 2023 Let’s talk about hair discrimination in the workplace. I know what you’re thinking. “Stacey, it’s 2023. Are we STILL talking about hair discrimination? Aren’t we past that yet?” I wish I could say we were. I wish I could say that race-based hair discrimination was a thing of

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