Member Since May 2023
A committed Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) advocate with a background in journalism and creating content, training, and programs to develop inclusive workplaces for all. A highly-engaged, empathetic, and collaborative leader with a keen understanding of the nuances and sensitives involved in leading corporate-wide culture transformation. An innovator with a global perspective who has managed a wide range of cross-cultural projects and strategic plans. My specialties include: diversity and inclusion programming, executive and corporate communications, content strategy, editorial calendar management, project management, talent management, program management, writing, editing, executive ghostwriting, inclusive leadership, learning and development, and an empathetic cross-functional team collaborator. Technical toolkit: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator), Presentation Design (Keynote, Powerpoint, Google Slides), HTML/CSS, WordPress, Google Suite Pronouns: She/Her
Becoming a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) leader is not just a career choice; it's a profound journey shaped by transformative experiences. Each DEI leader carries a unique story, often marked by pivotal moments that have left an indelible mark on their paths. Below, a panel of DEI Think Tank members from diverse backgrounds and industries share their stories to uncover the most impactful work-related experiences that molded them into advocates for change. From confronting systemic bias to fostering inclusive cultures, their stories offer invaluable insights into the profound impact of these experiences on the evolution of DEI leadership.
Jun 1, 2023
Employee resource groups (ERGs) are notoriously under-resourced – often treated as more of an employee perk than a strategic business driver worth investing in. It’s up to DEI leaders to secure more funding for ERGs, a challenge requiring deliberative planning and clear outcomes. How much should you engage ERG leaders to make specific budget requests for their individual groups? Must every ERG initiative align neatly with organizational goals? How will you demonstrate ROI? Should you compensate ERG leaders for their time? (Yes.) We asked members of the Senior Executive DEI Think Tank – a criteria-based organization for DEI decision-makers at large companies, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies – to share their best practices for securing and making the most of financial resources for their employee resource groups. Here’s what they had to say.
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