What We Are Saying Now

Read our latest thinking for your organization’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion journey toward a culture of Belonging.

Article Sequencing

Lessons learned from our holistic approach to DEI are grouped into four categories. Because careful sequencing is essential to our approach, articles in each category are intended to be read in order (e.g., 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, etc.).

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1.1 Why Most DEI Initiatives Don’t Translate Into Sustainable Systemic Change

Most organizations neglect to educate themselves about the breadth of DEI and its valuable impact upon the workplace, and society in general, forging ahead without a cohesive and sustainable plan. It is time for a new way of thinking - a holistic process that weaves the principles and practices of genuine equity into the fabric of the organization.

2.1 The Challenge Of Converting DEI Principles Into Practice

There is no uniformly accepted road map or best practice for converting DEI principles into practice. The challenges faced by DEI Leaders are substantial. Understanding why these challenges exist is essential to learning how to overcome and navigate them.

3.1 How To Identify Your Organization’s DEI Goals/Objectives

The process for identifying an organization’s DEI goals and objectives starts with the organization’s own “constitution.” A DEI Leader must align DEI principles to the organization’s existing goals and objectives.

4.1 What It Takes To Become An Effective DEI Leader

Passion for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion alone is not enough to excel in the DEI Discipline. We have identified six essential qualities and skills needed to become an effective DEI Leader. 

“Commitment to DEI is demonstrated not by verbal commitment alone but by demonstrated behaviors: walking the talk.”

—Making DEI Stick