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How did you all get into the DEI space professionally? I’m doing a lot of work internally at my firm and spent a lot of time in my masters program focusing on DEI and want to do DEI work full time. Lo… more

Hello! I'm looking for DEI director or DEI program manager position that is remote. I'm currently a director of equity and multicultural outreach right now.

Venting a bit: Are you finding DEI groups at work overrun with allies. Is there also an increase in celebrating said allies? Is it just me?

Most of the groups I'm in (esp. event teams) … more

Hello fishes, Do you have suggestions on Diversity & Inclusion activities that can be done virtually with a group? I found few ideas in google but would love to hear about any experiences and sugg… more

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I recently changed my last name. When my husband and I got married over 20 years ago we talked about what legacy we would leave it children... Would it be in the form of a company, a brand, or what? … more

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Is anyone wondering what life will really be like for all the new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion executives that many companies are hiring and bragging about now? I wonder how much power they will … more

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I was talking with an Asian mentee who told me that he has experienced the following microagression during job interviews: "You speak English soooo well!" Any suggestions about how he can re… more

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Deloitte is reaching out to Black people who left the firm to assess their experiences while they worked at Deloitte in order to improve the talent experience for Black Deloitters now and in the future. Is this a good step? What do you think will come of this? Deloitte

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WARNING: If you've raised a concern around workplace discrimination with your manager or HR, consider consulting with a lawyer NOW - even if it's just a single meeting get guidance on how to d… more

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Something about using the phrase “commentating” regarding Tulsa or the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder feels wrong. Am I off, or should I suggest design team revise this copy?

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Just got off the phone with a recruiter who asked me what year I graduated from my MBA program and college and effectively told me I was too old for the role. I do have the 1 year of experience they a… more

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TRUE OR FALSE? In your workplace, raising concerns about unfair treatment, discrimination, or harassment tends to make things worse for the person raising a concern and put that person’s opportunities, role, reputation, and/or job at risk.

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Rant: We had a discussion about inclusion in a team meeting today. A woman was brave enough to share her story and then the men changed the conversation to their experience with company culture and ho… more

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What do you all suggest for impactful and meaningful DE&I goal for leadership level?

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What would you advise in this case?

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This is a safe, judgement-free,anonymous forum for seniors, leads, managers, partners, & principals to ask questions & get support around workplace situations which may have a DE&I component. This is also a place where leaders can learn more about DE&I without fear of asking “the wrong” question or saying something which will get them labeled as a “racist” “ignorant” or “insensitive” in the workplace. If you are providing answers/info, be informative & kind to everyone who posts questions here.

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DE&I is now a core leadership competency. If you are managing diverse talent, it’s important to understand what the term “privilege” means within a DE&I context so you can lead your team to higher levels of inclusivity+develop optimal strategies for solutioning around team issues/challenges. Everyone has some aspect of privilege depending upon the context. Privilege means the absence of obstacles/barriers, not necessarily the presence of perks. Though some would say *that* itself is a perk.

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What are some racial/gender/age based micro aggressions you’ve experienced in the workplace?

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Do you know what "BIPOC" means? What about "LGBTQ"? What about "mysogynoir"? As a leader, it's your job to know. Get thee to google, my friends! 🙂

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Do NOT claim you are "colorblind" in the workplace. 1. DE&I knowledge is now a core leadership competency. Colorblind claims will earn you the reputation of being DEI-ignorant at best & racist at worst. 2. Colorblindness within the context of workplace diversity is an obvious lie. You do NOT want to be painted as an intellectually dishonest leader. 3. Colorblind claims signal that you lack the leadership skills & vocabulary to have key conversations. Ask questions here, in this safe space.

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Honest question: Are you intentionally mentoring anyone who doesn't look like you? And I'm not referring to your randomly assigned counselees. Type Y or N.

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You CAN be that leader that people want to work with. 1st, self assessment is required. Be honest: As a leader,have you engaged in/accepted Attribution Bias with a dash of gender &/or race bias? (See the pic) This is something we all need to be aware of as we lead our teams, provide performance feedback, & model the behaviors we'd like to see more of on our teams. Be on the lookout for Attribution Bias in yourself & on your team. It's a hindrance to creating a high-performing, inclusive culture.

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Are you responsible for giving performance feedback? Avoid giving personality based feedback. Examples include telling an Asian person they are too quiet/shy or telling a Black person they are agressi… more

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When you encounter an unfamiliar name, do you laugh or say it's hard to pronounce? Here's what you can do instead.

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