Getting Started With DEI Work: A Deeper Dive
So you heard about my 3 super simple steps in episode 1.
You may be thinking to yourself, what does that mean for my life? Or my business? No worries, friends. I'm going to break it down for you one by one.
If you missed episode one, go here to listen: 1: My Mission & 3 Simple Steps (buzzsprout.com)
As a reminder, the 3 steps are:
- We have to acknowledge that there’s work to be done.
- Make it important to you. You take action for the things that are important to you.
- It must be modeled in your business! We’ll cultivate leadership here.
“I’ve created guiding principles based off of 3 of my values. One of them is belonging. The second is collaboration. And the third is equity. Anything that I take part in or consider taking part in, first runs through these guiding principles. And if it doesn't align, then I'm not going to do it because it's just not going to feel good to me or my business.”
“Allyship is a journey. And it's one that will never be ending, I'll say this over and over and over again. Because as long as there are humans existing, we will need people to advocate for those who may not be able to or need help in speaking for themselves.”
“You have to prioritize your ally ship, whether you have a different name for it, or you call it something different, standing up for people and creating spaces where people belong has to be prioritized.”
“I try to model the behavior that I want the people who come into my space to model as well, that doesn't mean that I'm perfect, or that I don't make mistakes because I do modeling inclusive behavior can be contagious.”