Tag: inclusion

Women don’t ask.

My 7 year old niece drew this for me. It is one of the most precious things in my apartment. Notice her correct usage of ‘than’ versus ‘then’ and the heart exclamation point. How optimistic, how loving, how inspiring, how girlie. I hope and pray she grows up to be a self-authored, self-determined, sovereign woman…

I need to be called upon to speak.

Said one experienced, accomplished Asian female professional. I almost broke down in tears. I don’t often get muffled by the distorted self-stories that my coaching clients tell themselves (it’s my job to help them reframe) but this one hit a nerve.  What happened in the socialization, upbringing, acculturation, indoctrination, brainwashing of this young woman that…

Run.

Run, don’t walk if your Manager or Leader says the following: You should have known. You know what happens when you assume. Leaders and Managers have a responsibility to communicate expectations clearly. Clearly. Over and over and over. Mind-reading is not a success formula for anyone. Managers Instead Ask: What is your understanding of the…

It’s complicated.

If you are involved in any way in Diversity and Inclusion efforts at your company, you know that it’s complicated. Even more so in today’s climate where media is filled with protests, rallies, travel bans, elections, manifestos, class action law suits, c-level resignations, and more. I don’t have answers. I just know that as a…