Operationalizing Equity & Inclusion
Most established ways of working reinforce patriarchy and white supremacy. They uphold an inequitable status quo that keeps individuals and organizations from doing their best work.
We’ll help you operationalize equity and inclusion through changes that are technical (policies and practices) and relational (values and mindsets). By adopting new ways of working helps that redistribute power, redefine professionalism, and are radically inclusive, we can get better business results and create a more just world.
We’ve guided nonprofit, philanthropic, and corporate organizations of all sizes to make impactful changes around equity and inclusion, shifting from good intentions to meaningful practices that create tangible change. This shift leads to increased authenticity, empathy, and trust, better decision making, and retention of top talent.
Bayer Pharmaceuticals wanted to increase inclusion and innovation, but had done little education and reflection about how bias and oppression affect its employees. It made a new commitment to diversity and inclusion but needed support with foundational training.
We co-designed an interactive training series that covered three key concepts: Implicit Bias, Microaggressions, and Psychological Safety alongside a toolkit of 14 everyday inclusion practices. The everyday practices included a focus on Vs. Impact, Rounds, Decision-Making Checklist, Microaffirmations, and more. This foundational training gave participants common language, understanding, and practical actions they could begin to use right away.
Over the course of a year, we trained 530 leaders across the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific in 15-person cohorts. Participants reported that their new language and skills will help them more effectively lead diverse teams. Participants said they were very likely to recommend the training (8.5 out of 10).
Assess the current state of equity, inclusion, diversity, and belonging at your organization
Lead teams and leaders through the fundamentals of systems and behaviors that impact equity and inclusion
Customize and codify practices that operationalize inclusion, belonging and equity
Advance key systems changes with small, diverse, and empowered cross-functional teams