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When you do well, we all do well!
A conspirator is someone who is actively trying to help you get to the next level. They're putting risk on themselves, risking their reputation. They're advocating for you on the highest levels.
A sponsor is somebody who's going to champion you and who has decision making capabilities. They champion you behind closed doors. This person takes you to the next level of leadership.
An ally is somebody who's going to put your idea forward, who's going to push you and represent you.
The first level of [allyship] is being an advocate. An advocate is somebody who promote and say it, but there's no risk in it. You're somebody who's just absorbing and understanding what diversity, equity, and inclusion means.
Everybody has some form of privilege and power in position.
How can I help somebody else that I have no experience in their stories?
How do you amplify others?
Inclusion means amplifying voices, even if they are a little different or unfamiliar.
Inclusion means being uncomfortable.
When you're in your company, what can I do to really push diversity, equity, and inclusion?
Inclusion means trying something new and leading with curiosity.
Hiring and retaining diverse talent is imperative, especially when the demographics are changing.
Focus on what is authentic to yourself and what is something that you're able to compromise.
Push the barriers of how you put yourself out there and how can I be comfortable with being uncomfortable.
Diversity means being invited to the dance and inclusion is being asked to dance.
We need all of us to be caring about [inclusion].
Not only is diversity, equity, and inclusion the right thing to do — it's a business case.
You have to take an audit at the table and see who's not represented in here?
Inclusion is a daily habit. You have to proactively and intentionally have inclusion in mind.
Let's look for people who we can support and who can support us that will be there with us at the end of the day.
Let's try to invest in the people that pick us up when we're down, that remind us of who we are. People who know that we are not our brands. People that remind us that we matter exactly as we are.
The Internet can be great, it can be awesome. At its best, the Internet is a tool that gets to us real people and real connections.
It's really easy to get lost in the sea of approval seeking online.
When someone gives you the gift of their time and their presence, in person, that is a gift that you cannot rush [...] It has to live in your heart.