🏗 Who are we focused on?

Please note: It's important to also have LGBTQ+ folks and folks with Disabilities in C-Level positions and sitting on the board.

What is "code switching"?

Code-switching involves adjusting one’s style of speech, appearance, behavior, and expression in ways that will optimize the comfort of others in exchange for fair treatment, quality service, and employment opportunities - "The Costs of Code-Switching", Harvard Business Review

What is rumbling with vulnerability?

As Brenee Brown puts it: "A rumble is a discussion, conversation, or meeting defined by a commitment to lean into vulnerability, to stay curious and generous, to stick with the messy middle of problem identification and solving, to take a break and circle back when necessary, to be fearless in owning our parts, and, as psychologist Harriet Lerner teaches, to listen with the same passion with which we want to be heard. More than anything else, when someone says, “Let’s rumble,” it cues me to show up with an open heart and mind so we can serve the work and each other, not our egos."

What is considered a "single narrative"?

Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie uses the phrase “single stories” to describe the overly simplistic and sometimes false perceptions we form about individuals, groups, or countries.

What are microaggressions?

From the Oxford Dictionary:

  1. a statement, action, or incident regarded as an instance of indirect, subtle, or unintentional discrimination against members of a marginalized group such as a racial or ethnic minority.

    "students posed with dry-erase boards documenting their experiences with microaggressions on campus"

What is implicit bias?

According to The Leader's Guide to Unconscious Bias:

What is diversity retaliation?

According to U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC):

The EEO laws prohibit punishing job applicants or employees for asserting their rights to be free from employment discrimination including harassment.  Asserting these EEO rights is called "protected activity," and it can take many forms.  For example, it is unlawful to retaliate against applicants or employees for: