Arab American Heritage Month

Celebrating Arab American Heritage

April is Arab American Heritage Month. Although not proclaimed officially by the U.S. government, this year the State Department announced that it will honor Arab Americans this month, stating that Arab Americans’ “contributions to the US ‘are as old as America itself.’” Arab Americans come from over twenty different countries and cultures, and have long […]

Dialogue facilitation

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training is More Necessary Than Ever

I’ve received a number of emails from colleagues and clients asking me about the argument that DEI, anti-bias, and anti-racism training is not effective and even detrimental. In short, the argument being presented is that these trainings do not reduce discrimination or turnover of marginalized populations, and therefore are a waste of time and resources. […]

Building Supporting Relationships Among Women of Color and White Women to Achieve Gender Parity: An Interview with Kami Anderson and Joy Wiggins

My guests on the podcast this week are Dr. Kami Anderson and Dr. Joy Wiggins, co-authors of the newly released book, From Sabotage to Support: A New Vision for Feminist Solidarity in the Workplace.  I had the opportunity to participate in a workshop led by the authors and based on the book. It was an […]

Expansion: The Missing Link to Sustainable Diversity and Inclusion

I was honored to present “The Missing Link to Sustainble Diversity and Inclusion” at TEDx Rose Tree in Media, Pennsylvania in November, 2019. In my talk, I introduced the new concept of “expansion.” Here’s a little background on the concept: Diversity encompasses all of the dimensions of human identity that make us who we are. Diversity […]

Diversity and Inclusion: The Case for Stories

I recently had the honor of facilitating a program for a group of government leaders where we focused on leading diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in organizations that have historically been very homogenized in their demographic make up. The first activity I conducted included partner introductions where individuals had to answer the question, “what key […]

The Dip is Real

My eldest dropped a truth bomb on me the other day. She asked, “Mommy, do you love me?” I laughed and responded, “Of course, silly! What made you ask?” Her response:”Mommy, sometimes you’re just so mad. You look unhappy and I want you to be happy.” Heart. Crushed. After lots of reassuring hugs and snuggles, […]