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Evolve or Regress: A Mindset Shift

Posted by Deanna Singh | Apr 15, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Paula Phillips is a school board member for Milwaukee Public Schools and currently with the YWCA Southeast Wisconsin. Her mission is to actively build a society in which all of us are seen, heard, and cared for. Throughout her career, she has served in many different leadership roles across different industries, from academia to large corporations and the nonprofit space. With the experiences she has had across different sectors, she has built expertise in sharing and teaching the skills of diversity, equity, and inclusion in each of her roles. In my conversation with her, we talk about her work, the importance of creating space for learning and growth, and how to build programs with accountability and consistency.

Topics in this episode

  • Trends in DEI across different sectors
  • DEI and it’s effects on the bottom line
  • The shift from “Is DEI important?” into “How do we implement DEI practices into our organization?”
  • Techniques for implementing new programs to ensure their success
  • The value of recognition and celebration along the journey
  • Helping people explore what shaped their ideas around diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • The constant evolution and change within the DEI space
  • Giving people the confidence to have difficult conversations


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Written by Deanna Singh

Deanna Singh is a business consultant, speaker, and podcaster who is internationally recognized for her work in leadership, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Deanna helps her clients create more equitable and inclusive work environments and engage more authentically within their internal and external communities. A gifted communicator, she is a champion for marginalized communities through her work. Her podcast, Uplifting Impact with a focus on looking at the intersection of Leadership and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, focuses on solutions and is directed at people who want to break the status quo. Singh earned her Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Fordham University, a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University, a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and certification in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from Cornell University.

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