Racial Equity

This Black History Month, I’m sharing my “DEI Don’ts”

This Black History Month, I’m sharing my “DEI Don’ts” January 31, 2024 Black History Month starts tomorrow, and I keep finding myself wondering: what’s going to be different this time around? Every year, I watch companies make pledges to change their organizational culture, their recruitment strategy, the list goes on. And you know what? Every

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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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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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The link between affirmative action and inclusion

The link between affirmative action and inclusion Published July 5, 2023 What IS affirmative action? Well, according to the Supreme Court of the United States, affirmative action is apparently…unlawful. If you’ve been keeping up with the news lately, you’ve likely heard that the Supreme Court made a number of landmark decisions at the end of last week,

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