D&I IS A JOURNEY
One that is made up of both big-picture STRATEGIC approaches and attention to nuanced details.
Here are just a few of the specific steps on the D&I journey that M.G. Parham Consulting has addressed as nuanced parts of a big-picture approach.
(and some pathways (and photos) literally taken along the way).
Ensuring that often overlooked D&I issues such as regional diversity, social mobility and issues impacting "first gen" professionals are fully addressed.
Focusing on the unique D&I challenges facing more senior professionals as they advance into and through leadership.
Addressing intersectionality. For example, a sharp operational distinction between women's initiatives and diversity initiatives can effectively leave women of color in a "no (wo)man's land," with their unique challenges unaddressed.
Assessing institutional frameworks and processes, from work flow / assignment processes to evaluation systems, to identify and address hidden bias.
Focusing on skill-building, in areas including internal/external network development and branding, to build the relationship capital necessary to accelerate career advancement.
Fully engaging all stakeholders in the D&I discussion and journey towards full inclusion.