Case studies are a key tool in management programs, yet students who aren’t male and/or white rarely read or learn from leaders with their shared identities. In this issue of EquityEd, Genevieve Smith highlights the lack of diverse leaders within case studies and the importance of creating this representation to continue driving DEI initiatives forward.
The inequities we have witnessed in 2020 and through the shameful events of January 6th are a stark reminder to stop sitting in the shadows of shame. There can be no more silence or inaction. In this edition of EquityEd, Kellie calls on readers to stand up to inequity at every opportunity and to lead in an Equity Fluent way.
It’s time to face the facts – Black, Latina, and working women are suffering. The pandemic has penalized women and forced them to combine their work and home life, take on the role of educators at home, and leave their jobs. In this issue of EquityEd, Kellie shares real stories of this disturbing reality and how leaders at all levels can act to reach a solution.
In this edition of EquityEd, Kellie calls out the outdated practice of “pitching” and “presenting” reasons to invest in women and diversity. We know that these equity efforts have value and it’s time to stop having to explain why. Kellie, instead, urges audiences to focus on asking “how we can invest in these efforts faster?” and to fast forward from the “prove it to me” narrative to progress once and for all.
In this newsletter, Kellie shares her insights from her discussion with speaker, consultant, and founder of MORE THAN: A Movement, Tara Jaye Frank from last week’s webinar titled Sharing the Load: How Leaders Must Lead in the Age of Reconciliation. Tara addresses the secondary roles Black employees are expected to take on as mitigators in the workplace and how leaders must acknowledge this to make it right. Kelly and Tara both encourage people to express their curiosities and to be open to having these difficult conversations about race and equity without fear.
Kellie focuses on embracing the uncomfortable in this newsletter and urges leaders to grapple with Vulnerable, Uncomfortable, Complicated, and Accountable (VUCA) concepts. She sheds light on gender and COVID related news and highlights how the celebrated “hyper-productivity” norm is potentially harming employees.
Kellie McElhaney provides readers with new resources and suggestions on how to continue to be an anti-racist ally. In addition to this, she focuses on the emerging data that demonstrates how COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting communities of color and women.
Kellie discusses the current progress the country is making with a new landmark cases that support the LBTQ+ community as well as how Berkeley and companies are doing more to address systemic racism and anti-blackness in their organizations.
George Floyd was murdered at the hands of the police and as a collective, we must use our platform and privilege to be active allies and educate ourselves to be anti-racist. Kellie shares resources and steps to address complicity and how readers can use their voices to make a change.