Week 13 Inclusion Idea: Conversation Opportunities

How many times did diversity topics come up in your conversations this week? Were there missed opportunities? On Tuesday, July 22 I received a email from an organization with the subject line “Eid Al-Adha Mubarak”. The text read “ May your day be full of happiness and love.” I supported a day filled with happinessContinue reading “Week 13 Inclusion Idea: Conversation Opportunities”

Week 12 Inclusion Idea: Dealing With Stereotypes

I am a stereotypical African-American middle aged, Christian, menopausal, urban born and raised, woman with 4C hair named Zenell. Any broader stereotypical description does not fit as well. In fact, they are uncomfortable as shoes that are too big. Who I really am gets lost in them. Who I am is the intersectionality of allContinue reading “Week 12 Inclusion Idea: Dealing With Stereotypes”

Inspiring Minds With Inclusion Ideas

Inclusion Idea Week 2: Talk Shop With all the hype around diversity and inclusion, we are now noticing and hopefully having more conversations with work colleagues of color and colleagues from underrepresented groups. This week make sure you engage include diverse colleagues in conversations other than workplace diversity. Talk shop. Talking shop is a mutualContinue reading “Inspiring Minds With Inclusion Ideas”

What’s An Ally To Do: Embracing Diversity Months

Allyship is challenging and difficult. But isn’t the popular diversity training statement “Get comfortable with being uncomfortable”? As an ally, you want to be respectful, inclusive, and promote diversity. You will need all sorts of tools to help from the most recent research and data and the skills to know when and how to addressContinue reading “What’s An Ally To Do: Embracing Diversity Months”

Blogging: My 2021 Commitment

I haven’t blogged much this year. However, I have written a lot. I wrote and published many posts and published articles and a book. I’ve made more than a few short entries that could have been posted as blogs, but I found that I lacked commitment and dedication to take those steps. I felt thatContinue reading “Blogging: My 2021 Commitment”