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The Power of Restorative Justice in DEI

According to Canada’s department of justice, restorative justice is “an approach to justice that seeks to repair harm by providing an opportunity for those harmed and those who take responsibility for the harm to communicate about and address their needs in the aftermath of a crime.” Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministers Responsible for Justice and Public Safety (2018).…

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How to be an Intentional Inclusionist – with Dr. Nika White

When I first started thinking about my business, The Equity Equation, I knew that the focus of the work had to go beyond marking checkboxes and counting the number of marginalized individuals within the organization. The work needed to be intentional. It had to foster change not just with individuals but through the company ecosystem.…

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Beyond Compliance: The Legal Side of Diversity Equity and Inclusion- The Legal Side of DEI

Beyond Compliance: The Legal Side of Diversity Equity and Inclusion   In this episode, Sacha chats with Brittany Hale on the challenges of operating diversity, equity, and inclusion through a lens of compliance, the opportunities that come with shifting to a growth mindset, and how legal teams can support DEI efforts within their organizations. I…

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DEI 2.0: Moving from Awareness to Action with Dr. Janice

In this episode, Sacha and Dr. Janice Gassam Asare discuss the next phase of diversity, equity, and inclusion in organizations and corporations.  They discuss the reimagining of professionalism,  how tokenism plays out in DEI work, and moving beyond educational workshops. Listen to this episode on a podcast platform of your choosing or click here to…

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Setting Boundaries as DEI Practitioners – with Dr. Ayanna Abrams

“Pay attention when people react with anger and hostility to your boundaries. You have found the edge where their respect for you ends” A friend of mine posted this on IG shortly after my conversation with this week’s guest, Dr. Ayanna Abrams.  Since that discussion, I’ve been more intentional with where I draw the line.…

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Decolonizing DEI

Decolonizing Diversity Equity and Inclusion – with Aparna Rae

The timing could not be perfect for this week’s episode of DEI After 5. Over the last few weeks, I have noticed that companies are still clueless when addressing traumatic and sensitive issues that impact marginalized communities, particularly with the shootings in California and New York. Yet, some of these same companies have jumped on…

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Moving Beyond the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Checkbox – with Kim Crowder

In this episode, Sacha chats with DEI Consultant Kim Crowder on the need for organizations to support DEI practitioners, the role of all aspects of the business in creating an environment of inclusion, and moving beyond checking the box on diversity in the workplace.  — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way…

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Values, Professionalism and DEI

Sacha and  Adriana Crawford discuss the importance of companies aligning values and actions. We also discuss the limitations of professionalism. I am noticing quite a few social media posts about ‘professionalism’ and what is deemed professional. It’s been fascinating to watch because it’s a word that I’ve grappled with throughout my work life. Who defines…

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The Inclusion of Accessibility with Sheri Byrne-Haber

Guest Writer – Bronwen Nettles Recently “DEI after 5” had the opportunity to speak with Sheri Byrne-Haber, a prominent expert in the fields of disability and accessibility. Byrne-Haber has over 17 years-experience providing inclusion and accessibility consultation for customers and employees in a world primarily designed for the abled. She holds multiple degrees in business,…

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Managing Burnout in DEI

Guest Post from Bronwen Nettles A Spectrum of Advocacy, Caregiving, and Self-care DEI professionals are in the belly of the beast: implementing purpose-driven policies, raising consciousness, illuminating internal biases, and creating safety, equity, and opportunity for traditionally marginalized employees. This is a field that bears a unique challenge that many other occupations do not. Kelley…

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Wellness and Self-Care in DEI with Dr. Rufus Spann

Taking care of self is critical in DEI work.  In this episode, Sacha chats with therapist Rufus Spann.  They discuss the importance of self-care and wellness as practitioners continue to juggle demanding expectations. “Are you continuing patterns that keep you in a perpetual state where it’s not best for your health and wellness?” Or Have…

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The Importance of Emotional Intelligence – with Farah Harris

In the first episode of DEI After 5, Sacha chats with Farah Harris.   This episode talks about the importance of emotional intelligence in doing diversity, equity, and inclusion work. ___ If you have followed me for a while, you have heard me say emotional intelligence is one of the cornerstones of diversity, equity, and inclusion…

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