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January 25, 2021

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Tania Ibarra

4 Ways D&I Training is Falling Short

D&I trainings often stress the "value of diversity" but is that enough of a strategy?

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News

July 9, 2020

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A Message to White Leaders: Connecting George Floyd with your Daily Work

George Floyd’s murder was not an isolated incident and it is not disconnected from you.

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Hiring

March 30, 2020

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Linking Emotions to Equity

Last month, Step Up cofounder Amy Kesling had the opportunity to participate in a weeklong emotional intelligence training from the global EQ leader, Six Seconds.

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Hiring

February 10, 2020

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Stop Trying to Suppress Your Bias in Hiring

Instead, acknowledge and be aware of your biases and the assumptions they can lead you to make.

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Leadership

January 30, 2020

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When you’re the only person of color on a board, you feel like the odd person out

Board membership is a unique opportunity to steer an organization and its resources to advance its mission.

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Diversity

January 8, 2020

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Equity, Inclusion, Diversity: Interchangeable?

In the world of equity, inclusion, and diversity work, it’s tempting to use these words interchangeably or as shortcuts in communication.

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Bias

December 5, 2019

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Why biases?

We talk a lot about biases at Step Up. We believe that big things can happen when we start looking inside ourselves and our organizations to recognize, own, and disrupt our biases. But why?

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News

October 9, 2019

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Announcing New Leadership

Step Up: Equity Matters is excited to announce new leadership and structure.

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Microagressions

October 1, 2019

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Can you get the coffee, Sharon?

Microaggressions might sound small, so why does it seem like they’re a big deal?

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Hiring

July 19, 2019

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How to minimize biases during the interviewing process?

Interviewing is probably one of the most susceptible activities to biases

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Equity

July 8, 2019

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Why does color blindness hinder equity?

Recently, a Latina millennial shared with me a change opportunity she experienced concerning bias.

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