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!

  • Jan
    25
    2024

    It’s easy to make a moral and ethical case for amplifying diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace. All people deserve an equal chance to succeed in a professional environment, along with a basic expectation to feel welcomed and be...

  • Dec
    14
    2023

    Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work is not something that can be performed once and forgotten about. These initiatives and efforts are not like artifacts at a museum, stuck behind glass. This work is dynamic, instead of stagnant. It is constantly...

  • Nov
    30
    2023

    In a post-Affirmative Action US, I have heard a number of disconcerting reports related to the future of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work. DEI practitioners and HR professionals have been asked to remove any mention of the words “diversity,”...

  • Oct
    05
    2023

    Lately, those working in the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) arena have been receiving far too much bad news. Companies are slashing DEI budgets and roles, company leadership have de-prioritized diversity and inclusion work, and DEI practitioners...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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
    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...