Building Bridges and Elevating Perspectives in DEI Work

May 10, 2023

In the latest episode of Uplifting Impact, hosts Justin, Deanna, and Tamyra tackle the difficult topic of listening to perspectives that go against inclusion efforts. Through their discussion, they explore the concept of micro-inclusions and how they can be used to promote equity and inclusion in everyday life. The hosts share insights into their process of building ideas together and emphasize the value of including different voices. They also discuss the recent shift towards emphasizing individuals and their unique approaches to DEI work, with a focus on creating safe spaces for marginalized communities. 

This episode offers a behind-the-scenes look at the process of creating diverse and inclusive work environments and provides practical tips for implementing micro-inclusions in your own life. 

Tune in to learn more about how to handle perspectives that derail inclusion efforts and promote a more inclusive society through creativity and intentionality.



  • Difficulty of Listening to Perspectives Against Inclusion
  • Acknowledging the Complexities of Listening to Diverse Opinions
  • Handling Perspectives that Halt Inclusion Efforts
  • Inspiration from Individuals Contributing to Social Issues
  • Micro Inclusions 
  • Observing People Doing Micro Inclusions and Building Momentum
  • Frontline Work Guiding People on Their Journey to Make a Difference
  • Creating an Inclusive Space for Different Voices
  • Providing Feedback and Insights Behind the Scenes
  • Building Ideas Together
  • Engagement with Listeners
  • Importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Work
  • More Buy-in from Employees for Initiatives and Less Resistance
  • Positive Impact on an Organization
  • Shift Towards Micro Inclusions and Emphasizing Individuals
  • About Tamyra Ramsay and Her Background
  • The Speaker's Excitement for Traveling all over the World and Seeing Different Approaches to DEI Work
  • Virtual Learning Community Called the Bridge Builder Institute
  • Personal Life of the Speakers and Family
  • Children Currently Performing in Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
  •  Being Creative and Making Sure People Enjoy Micro Inclusions
  • DEI Applied to Everyday Life
  • Fluidity within the Team and Speaker's Superpower




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