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!

  • Mar
    23
    2023

    The wisdom of ancient Greek philosophers might not be too relevant in everyday conversation, but they did say a few things that still hold water today. Among their commonly used maxims was a phrase that still resonates with many of us: “Know thyself.”

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  • Mar
    16
    2023

    Chances are, your workplace tracks and measures many different things. It may track the effectiveness of its advertising, or the profitability of a certain product, or how many days of PTO its employees usually take each year. These metrics help guide...

  • Mar
    09
    2023

    Last week, we discussed actions that may look like allyship on the surface, but are more performative than substantive. Your marginalized employees deserve more than a performance—more than empty promises and surface-level actions. To help make a more...

  • Mar
    02
    2023

    True allyship isn’t always easy. Using one’s privilege to support the rights of a marginalized group can involve “uncomfortable” actions such as acknowledging shortcomings, broadening one’s perspectives, conducting research or continuing education, and...

  • Feb
    23
    2023

    Far too often, portions of the workforce are left behind. These underrepresented individuals must carve their own paths, be their own advocates, and go out of their way to build their skillsets and prove they are promotion-worthy.

    In the meantime, others...

  • Feb
    16
    2023

    It’s Black History Month—a well-intentioned time of year that can, unfortunately, be used as a “free pass” to gloss over Black people and our history for the other 11 months of the year (see my blog post on Using Black History to Propel the Future for...

  • Feb
    09
    2023

    We’re in the second week of Black History Month in the United States. While it can be valuable to shine a spotlight on the amazing accomplishments of Black historical figures, activists, entrepreneurs, and other changemakers, it can also feel like...

  • Feb
    02
    2023

    I’ve been an activist and a vocal proponent of Black rights for as long as I can remember. As a high school student, I was livid when my school glossed over Martin Luther King, Jr. Day—a relatively new national holiday at the time. We celebrated Columbus...

  • Jan
    19
    2023

    “Action expresses priorities.” - Mahatma Gandhi

    When it comes to creating an equitable and inclusive workplace, it’s not enough to have good intentions. After George Floyd’s murder in 2020, hundreds of major corporations pledged billions of dollars to...

  • Jan
    12
    2023

    The changing seasons can have a distinct effect on our moods, especially when the days are shorter and the weather is colder. For some, the effect is mild—perhaps increased irritation or some lethargy. For others, the effect is more severe—resulting in...