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White Privilege at Conferences, are you noticing?

White privilege at conferences was evident within the Sustainatopia Conference at the Plug & Play Tech Center that convened in Sunnyvale last week. Companies and socially responsible investors at the forefront of sustainable business practices gathered to speak. White privilege among participants was palpable at the conferences. Mostly white, mostly men and the speakers and…

Why Embed Equity, Diversity and Inclusion into Leadership Development?

Why should organizations today deeply embed EDI into their leadership development training? In a sentence: They can’t afford to.  In 2020 (that’s less than 50 days away, people!) the US will have more non-white children than white children. Sometime between 2040 and 2050, the entire country will cease to be a majority white country. That…

Operationalize Love in Business for Competitive Advantage

There’s been a lot of talk about the value of Operationalize Love in Business lately, at least in my world. Forbes ran an article about how to operationalize love. It was an interview with Steven Farber, author of Love Is Just Damn Good Business. Farber is quoted as saying, “leaders have to bear the responsibility…

On Allyship: The Real Reason White People Aren’t Better Allies

The Anti-Oppression Network defines Allyship as “an active, consistent, and arduous practice of unlearning and re-evaluating, in which a person in a position of privilege and power seeks to operate in solidarity with a marginalized group.” I’ve been practicing allyship since my freshman year of college. I’d left the bubble of white, middle-class suburbia and…