Originally posted to LinkedIn I saw this article from Forbes about Canvas, a company that raised $50 million dollars (after previously raising $20 million) to help diverse candidates get hired. That sounds great, right? Well – not exactly. Canvas is a rebrand of Jumpstart founded… Read More »White funding, diverse markets: should white people run diversity focused companies?
My colleague and partner in DEI in a Box (www.deiinabox.com) were interviewed by David Bloxham and Elizabeth Lu for their GCS Leaders Series. It was a fantastic conversation with a lot of gems. Check it out below:
Panel: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging In Organizations: Moving from Reactive to Proactive Strategy
On August 25, 2021, I was part of a fantastic panel of DEI leaders, researchers, and practitioners where we discussed where we are currently and what the future might hold for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The conversation was spirited and there was so much good… Read More »Panel: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging In Organizations: Moving from Reactive to Proactive Strategy
I love working with clients that are willing to grow, explore and make changes. Over the past year, I’ve been delighted to work with FMP consulting out of Washington DC to help them with a DEI audit and a roadmap with actionable steps. They were… Read More »In the Spotlight: FMP Consulting
It’s hard to think that after living in Seattle for 6 years, I haven’t experienced coffee in every shape and form imaginable. One day, after strolling around the city (and buying one of the most beautiful bouquets EVAH at Pike’s Place Market) I was a… Read More »4 things baristas know about knowledge sharing
There is one phrase we hear as DEI consultants that makes us take a deep breath and sigh……“Hey, I’d love to pick your brain about….” If done well, it can be a wonderful exchange of information and a way of everyone learning something new. Yet,… Read More »Pick good produce, not my brain
There is a lot of talk (articles, posts and books) in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion space about finding and hiring non-white people. While I feel that’s extremely important, I think many people are missing a piece of the puzzle – keeping the people of… Read More »How to perform a Stay Interview
On Sunday, June 21 I was on Black Tech Unplugged with Deena McKay. We covered a number of topics and it was an awesome conversation! You can listen to it on all sorts of platforms! Black Tech Unplugged: https://blacktechunplugged.com/2020/06/30/ep-037-caren-young-unplugged/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7sJJzqZzVJ7nIYawnHPNi8 iTunes: http://apple.co/2uPHluv Soundcloud: http://bit.ly/2h23UqN Google Play: http://bit.ly/2ufelPO Stitcher: http://bit.ly/2teXkRy PlayerFM: http://bit.ly/2uRXWyR
In early June, I was honored to host a webinar with Natalie Bonifede about how organizations can move from being an ally to an accomplice. This was a fantastic webinar and we were able to share a lot of great information. I’m delighted to share… Read More »Webinar replay: Beyond the Acknowledgement
“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth gets its shoes on” -Proverb with multiple attributions Do you remember the game telephone? One person would say a sentence and everyone would have to repeat what the sentence and the last person would say… Read More »Don’t let your desire for clout get you embarrassed.