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In 2020, we saw many companies initiate DEI initiatives. However, as pointed out in a recent article in Forbes, “DEI efforts cannot be viewed as a Band-Aid for systemic problems.” Many initiatives seem to stall out, and what was once a shiny beacon of light sparked by leadership loses momentum and flairs out. An article […]
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For a few seconds, D&I, which evolved overnight to DEI, was considered DEI&B. While I bucked the whole addition of “B” being added to an already divisive group of letters, and because “belonging” feels very squishy—I resisted adding the “B” to my vernacular. But I’ve calmed down, and after reading a recent article about belonging […]
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I recently received a newsletter from a colleague with an article about Goals vs. Intentions. While his article was about management success, it made me think about our work in DEI. We work with companies who have either began their DEI journey or are further down the road, but the DEI bus has run out […]
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Let’s face it, DEI work can consist of a lot of talking, a lot of thinking, and not much real action. For years, we’ve been focused on awareness and education. So what has it gotten us? In 2021, we still have just 3% of executives or senior leaders in companies with at least 100 employees […]
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Let’s talk about your team. Many companies right now are thinking about ways to diversify their teams. We know diverse teams make better decisions, and in an environment where decisions are being made at warp speed, good decisions are essential to success. YOUR WORDS Finding an employee right now is challenging for anyone; several of […]
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Write Connections |strategy + design has been recognized as a Top 30 Indiana Digital Agencies in 2021 by DesignRush. DesignRush is a B2B marketplace that connects brands with professional full-service agencies, web design companies, digital marketing firms, and top technology companies. Their platform lists over 9,300 agencies from over 50 different countries and is consulted […]
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