This episode is the audio recording of a session that took place within the Mamas & Co. community. Our members were deeply affected by the events that led to the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement around the world.
It was clear that as an international organization, and one that prides itself in being inclusive, we had to step-up and give our members, and ourselves, the opportunity to learn what we didn’t know and grow by providing the platform for us to engage in uncomfortable conversations and ask the difficult questions.
We asked Christina Sackeyfio of Boldly Inclusive to help us navigate the sensitive and highly important issues of diversity, inclusion and belonging. It was essential that we, as business owners and leaders create spaces where everyone, clients and employees, belong and can thrive. Christina shared her 5 pillars of building an inclusive business as well as answered hard-hitting questions from our members.
This was an eye-opening talk, and it gave resources to help our members become better educated in systemic racism, the steps to take in becoming better allies, and how we can all become better leaders in our own communities.
Links mentioned in this episode:
Start with Why by Simon Sinek
The Business of Thinking Big Podcast
Episode #81: Leadership & Inclusivity
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh