As an equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) professional, I’ve been teaching about allyship for years. However, it feels as though allyship has never been as important as it is right now, after a year of having a glaring spotlight on racial inclusion and the urgent need to interrupt anti-Black racism in particular, in addition to anti-Asian racism, and to disrupt white supremacy on a whole.
Although more and more organizations are looking to incorporate inclusive mental health strategies into their EDI efforts, we’re still repeatedly hearing that more guidance is needed on how to make this happen. We’re also hearing from leaders about how they can be more inclusive as it relates to mental health, on an individual level.
For many people of Indian descent, watching the farmers’ protests in India over the last several months has been very difficult because of the spotlight on injustices, violations of human and civil liberties and more. Here’s what you can do to be an ally to your Sikh colleagues during this difficult moment.
The Adverse Effect of the Work-Life Balance Bias on Women Professionals and the Complication of COVID
In the almost eleven years that bhasin consulting inc. has been delivering equity, diversity and inclusion programming, a common refrain from clients across sectors has been, “We’ve been successful in attracting and recruiting women professionals, but they often leave because of ‘work-life balance’ issues. What are we doing wrong?”
Celebrating Black Excellence & Addressing Anti-Black Racism Must be Year-Round — Not Just During Black History Month
February is Black History Month, a month when we celebrate the contributions and achievements of Black communities throughout history and present day, in addition to exploring how to interrupt anti-Black racism through our equity, diversity and inclusion efforts.
The last year has been a tumultuous and heart-wrenching time, with many of us facing a seemingly endless procession of inclusion challenges. Here are five of the strategies we can all focus on as leaders, team members and allies in order to keep pushing for a more inclusive world.