It takes a major issue or the precious loss of life for society to wake up and unite for a cause. We may live, experience, and cope in our our private circle, sometimes within circles of friends and influence, but when an issue mobilizes global awareness, it is telling.
We are at the top of the mountain, the edge of the earth, the mouth of the volcano to make a decision, and I ask, are we there yet? We, as a nation are cognizant of the issues, as a society painfully concerned about the future. If change does not take place, and we are still processing, planning, thinking, and putting plans into words, we may revisit history. The reason I take this route is to say, that action is the needed.
Today, I was reminded that companies successful in developing tools, machines, and luxury items we rely on and need do this by involving the very people they know will use the product. Diversity without equity is only looking through the glass door. Inclusion without equity is merely adjusting for the moment. But diversity, equity and inclusion, is breaking down the barriers and establishing access, knowledge, real partnerships that helps to refocus personal lens.
Recently, I participated in webinars, workshops and talks about how society can move the needle, and every contributor shared a common message, "talk, talk-up, communicate, educate, participate" and be involved. Notice, I did not say, get involved. That latter phrase assumes you will do it at some point. The time is now.
Are we there yet?
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