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Write Connections | strategy + design Announces Diversity Certification Write Connections certified as a Minority Owned Business Elkhart, IN— Write Connections | strategy + design, LLC. is proud to announce its certification by the National Minority Supplier Development Council as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE). Write Connections is entirely minority-owned, and the certification acknowledges the firm’s commitment to the […]
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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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During our “Safe-at-Home” isolation, I’ve had the blessing to be still working. One of the projects that have occupied my time is writing articles about diversity and inclusion. For a little background: In 2005, I was working for United Way of Elkhart County. The “mothership” (United Way Worldwide) invited professionals to come and chat with […]
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