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
    21
    2024

    That old saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” is misguided and false. Words have power. They can soothe someone who is in pain, or uplift someone who is feeling down. They can also have the opposite effect, by...

  • Feb
    08
    2024

    In many countries across the world, the older generation is revered and honored. Younger people respect their elders’ perspectives, acknowledge their decades of accumulated wisdom, and ask them for advice and input. Older people play a significant role...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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
    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...