FOCUS ON FOUR: Keeping the Vision

FOCUS ON FOUR: Keeping the Vision

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...
DEI FOCUS ON FOUR: Belonging

DEI FOCUS ON FOUR: Belonging

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....
DEI FOCUS ON FOUR: Goals, Not Intentions

DEI FOCUS ON FOUR: Goals, Not Intentions

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...
DEI FOCUS ON FOUR: 4 Steps to Move the Needle

DEI FOCUS ON FOUR: 4 Steps to Move the Needle

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...