UpliftED Conversations: A DEI Focused Blog

Sharing insights and experiences to keep workplace inclusion moving forward

Purpose - we all have one. It’s what we’re uniquely designed to do in the world. At Uplifting Impact, we believe that the power to make change lies within all of us, and can be extended to our places of work - where we can all hustle with purpose to create, continuous, organizational inclusion.

We want to move forward on this path together, with you - find us here bi-weekly!

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Sharing insights and experiences to keep workplace inclusion moving forward

Purpose - we all have one. It’s what we’re uniquely designed to do in the world. At Uplifting Impact, we believe that the power to make change lies within all of us, and can be extended to our places of work - where we can all hustle with purpose to create, continuous, organizational inclusion.

We want to move forward on this path together, with you - find us here weekly!

  • Sep
    21
    2023

    When we hear “safety first,” we might think of children looking both ways before crossing the street, or workers donning hardhats at a construction zone. Or, perhaps, we think of seatbelts, lifejackets, or electrical outlet covers. But do we ever pause...

  • Sep
    07
    2023

    In recent months, we’ve seen a lot of waffling and backtracking from companies when it comes to their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Businesses are slashing their budgets or cutting entire positions related to DEI work. And those...

  • Aug
    24
    2023

    In recent years, major companies have pledged billions of dollars to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives. They’ve hired DEI directors, held inclusion-focused trainings, and have reformed their hiring practices to be more equitable....

  • Aug
    10
    2023

    Is bias baked into your company’s hiring process? Do your job listings attract or favor certain types of candidates—certain people—over others? Unfortunately, bias is still a pervasive problem in businesses’ hiring practices. The language used, the...

  • Jul
    27
    2023

    Company culture is one of those intangible things that’s difficult to describe. It’s like the terms “agile” or “impact.” What do these terms actually mean? And is their meaning the same to everyone?

    When businesses talk about “company culture,” they are...

  • Jul
    13
    2023

    An increasing number of companies are (finally) taking their employees’ mental health seriously, but we still have a long way to go. Mental illness and distress continue to be stigmatized and looked down upon, despite study after study showing that...

  • Jul
    06
    2023

    Even the most creative businesses rely on numbers. You’ve got to mix innovation with progress reports, and creativity with the bottom line. Without metrics, it’s difficult to know what progress the company has made, what still needs to be done, what’s...

  • Jun
    29
    2023

    In the movie Office Space, employees are expected to churn out pointless reports, work on Saturdays, and conduct work that doesn’t have any personal meaning to them. The result is a chaotic workplace with people who do very little and care very little...

  • Jun
    22
    2023

    It’s no secret that the vast majority of company leaders in the United States are mostly homogenous in terms of race and gender. About 85 percent of Fortune 500 CEO are white males and, amazingly, that number is an improvement from a decade ago....

  • Jun
    15
    2023

    While the vast majority of people I’ve met as a DEI consultant are receptive to my messages, I am well aware that naysayers exist. There are those who resist DEI efforts for a variety of reasons. Maybe they don’t understand the point (“Isn’t this...