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!

  • Jun
    08
    2023

    Communication is an essential component of any business. We send off dozens (if not hundreds) of emails every day, take phone calls, and participate in virtual meetings. But how often do we pause to think about our communication methods and assess...

  • Jun
    01
    2023

    As a leader, you have the power to set the tone of your team, and maybe even your organization. You can choose to listen to others’ perspectives…or not. You can choose to take meaningful, DEI-centered actions…or be satisfied with the status quo. You can...

  • May
    25
    2023

    Ability is a spectrum. People may experience mental or physical setbacks or impairments of varying difficulties and persistence. A disability may be visible or invisible, severe or mild, experienced daily or occasional. As leaders, we need to believe our...

  • May
    18
    2023

    As a DEI consultant, I have worked with countless leaders across all industries whose hearts are in the right place. They want to enact DEI-centered changes and make a positive difference for their marginalized and underrepresented employees. They want...

  • May
    11
    2023

    How might the world improve if we didn't make snap judgments about others? What if we endeavored to get to know the person, rather than making automatic assumptions based on our experience with people who look like them or come from a similar background?...

  • May
    04
    2023

    Is your workplace equitable?

    Far too often, leaders think their company is fair and equitable, when it actually has a lot of room for improvement. Why the disconnect? In my experience, those who have, by and large, been treated fairly by their workplace...

  • Apr
    20
    2023

    It’s back to basics this week! On this blog, we often talk about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), but what are the key tenets of DEI work? Which guiding principles should organizations follow to make meaningful changes in this arena?

    As workplaces...

  • Apr
    13
    2023

    It is baked into our DNA to be afraid of difference. Our reptilian brain says, “run!” or “fight!” when we encounter someone who doesn’t fit into our expected mold. But here’s the thing…we’re better than that.

    We don’t have to listen to our animal...

  • Apr
    06
    2023

    Though neurodiversity has recently cropped up more often in books and TV shows, it remains stigmatized and neurodiverse individuals are often marginalized. This is especially true in the workplace, where those whose brains are wired differently are often...

  • Mar
    30
    2023

    Workplaces are filled with jargon and catchphrases. In recent years, we’ve been inundated with “synergy” and “thinking outside the box,” while being asked to “pick the low-hanging fruit.” Those phrases might be overused (or even annoying!), but they’re...