Governance in Diversity
December 7, 2020
Michelle Siegfried: I think diversity is the acknowledgment that we are all different.
Jenny Thai: I love that you acknowledge the age diversity
Bill Hadley: Diversity is different thoughts/experiences from a wide variety of people
Stacey Dirks: I think it’s important we acknowledge and represent all types of people- ages, backgrounds, race, experience, etc so that we can bring in those people into our non-profits environment
Tania Garza: the privilege circle …
Laura Law: There are so many factors that contribute to who we are and the lenses through which we see the world.
Autumn K. Campbell: I always notice that I think the least about the dimensions where I am most normative.
Bill Hadley: a LOT of words…how do you prioritize and deal with all of them
Autumn K. Campbell: Privilege is like the water a fish swims in. It’s easiest to see/feel when we *don’t* have it.
Shelby Calhoun: So quotable!
Autumn K. Campbell: Speaking of unspoken/assumed norms – my partner was brought on to a board recently and later told he was expected to give a monetary donation as a board member. He had to clarify what that amount was to see if it was something he could commit to. This was assumed knowledge prior to his service, but as the first board member in his family (on any board) this came as a cultural surprise.
Wendy Thomas: That is definitely a key area of miscommunication – and if you don’t know to ask it is terribly awkward. I’m sorry that happened to them.
Autumn K. Campbell: not happy to the point of wanting to change their systems and how they get their mix? 🙂
Stacey Dirks: Gap between CEOs and Board Chair is interesting
Mercedes Millberry Fowler: And helping build the pipeline for diverse board membership and leadership takes years, but it takes someone looking down the road to get there.
Wendy Thomas: I love that – looking down the road
Wendy Thomas: Kuma did some work with LT and we definitely used this resource!
Wendy Thomas: Proud to say we’re moving into WORK
Jameelah Stuckey: awake
Autumn K. Campbell: emerging woke
Stacey Dirks: awake
Jameelah Stuckey: really we are emerging into awake! LOL
Jameelah Stuckey: but the board I am on through TYPROS – OCCJ – is definitely at the Work stage!
Janetta Cravens: Love OCCJ, Jameelah. They are great.
Stacey Dirks: Feel lucky the company I work for is at Work stage, so hoping that helps with moving the board towards woke…
Jenny Thai: such great info!
Laura Law: Many organizations are moving into these discussions on social equity but some are not. How do you recommend starting these conversations?
Mercedes Millberry Fowler: Thanks Janetta.
Autumn K. Campbell: Great conversation and topic – thank you, Janetta 🙂
Tania Garza: amazing presentation! lots on nuts of wisdom to take back and make some action steps!
Tania Garza: nuggets*
Monique Scraper: Thank you!
Laura Law: Thank you!
Bill Hadley: Thanks