A Community Approach to JEDI
As a Solutions Partner for the J.E.D.I Collaborative, I am excited to be a speaker for their session – A Community Approach to JEDI. I have previously spoken before the natural products industry about justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion at ExpoWest and BevNet. My session will give natural products professionals two tools in which to […]
Is the Window Closing on DEI Interest?
I’ve been consulting with businesses for nearly a decade on the topic of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. But, the topic has become wildly popular to a larger number of individuals in the past three months. Practitioners in this space know that the window of interest for this topic will only be open for so long […]
We’re Not Done Yet
The Montgomery Bus Boycott lasted 381 days. Black people of Montgomery, Alabama boycotted the public bus system’s segregated seating system, forcing Black people to ride at the back of the bus. For 381 days, Black people, who constituted 75% of Montgomery’s bus ridership, walked and instituted ride-share techniques (Uber’s concept isn’t anything new to Black […]
You Can’t Fake Diversity Work
How you gonna have a corporate meeting that Beyoncé deems to grace with her presence and not have a single black face in the room?! Reebok learned the hard way that the lack of representation cost them millions of dollars when Beyoncé walked out of the meeting and took her Ivy Park label to Adidas. Reebok denies […]
New Year Board Governance 101
Happy New Year! The new year is an exciting time for organizations because they can plan for all of their accomplishments for the year to come. In your planning, you should make sure your board directors have a refresher course on their duties and responsibilities as board members. Board Governance 101 is great for returning […]
Diversify Your Board of Directors at RMPI 2017
I am excited to be sponsored by the University of Colorado Office of Advancement at this year’s Rocky Mountain Philanthropy Institute’s annual conference. Check out the announcement below for more details.
I am very excited to present at Expo West on Saturday, March 12 with my colleagues Jeff Klineman and Tracye McQuirter. Our panel, Natural Diversity: Finding Your Company’s Future Leaders, will be a very interesting exploration of the current status of diversity in the natural products industry and what the industry feels it needs to […]
Water Water Everywhere!
Water is a very valuable resource that we shouldn’t take for granted. We drink it, bathe in it, recreate in it. That’s why water quality and quantity are important things to always think about. An associate I know started a podcast called The Water Values about water that’s very interesting. I took the time to listen […]
Dr. Carver & The Peanut
Today is the last day of Black History Month. Let’s take a look at a Black History Month staple, Dr. George Washington Carver and his contributions to the organic farming world. Dr. George Washington Carver’s agricultural research into peanuts and soybeans is legendary. His research was used to help poor farmers grow these alternative crops […]
Denver Startup Week
Denver Startup Week was a blast. The week celebrates everything entrepreneurial in Denver. There were mentoring sessions with successful entrepreneurs, loads of talks and workshops, and fun after hours events with lots of beer. Coloradans love to work hard while drinking craft beer! I only had time to participate for two days this year, but […]