Answering Your Questions: How to Talk About Racism in the Workplace

In this webinar we talked with a panel of experts and addressed questions like:

  • Should my company make a formal statement and where do we start?
  • How do we become allies and what steps can we take to become anti-racist?
  • How do we give employees a platform to educate, learn, and foster a culture of healing and progress?
  • What diversity and inclusion trainings and resources are available for employers around recruitment, interviewing, career development, and sensitivity?

Links to the recording along with the presentation materials and resources are listed below:

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Speakers

» LueRachelle Brim-Atkins | Founder & Consultant, Brim-Donahoe & Associates

Founder and principal consultant of Brim-Donahoe & Associates, LueRachelle has more than 30 years of experience working in organization development and training in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Since 1988, she has designed customized, comprehensive training and education programs that focus on leadership, management, cultural competence, diversity, and social change. She is particularly effective in creating safe spaces to work one-on-one with executives, leaders, and staff to resolve interpersonal issues and enhance personal work performance. She helps organizations become culturally responsive, actively reflect their stated values, and achieve their desired vision. She has spent time in 17 countries, thereby enhancing her ability to truly understand the struggle to become culturally responsive.

» CJ Gross | Leadership Consultant, Ascension Worldwide

Christopher “CJ” Gross is an international Organizational Development Consultant specializing in diversity & inclusion with 18 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies, local and national nonprofits, and government agencies. CJ utilizes his background in engineering and his unique ability to deeply engage with his clients to uncover and resolve cultural as well as system issues that hinder employee performance and efficiency. He also serves as a Business Management, Adjunct Faculty for the Community College of Baltimore County.

» Karen Lee | CEO, Pioneer Human Services

Karen Lee was named chief executive officer of Pioneer Human Services in September 2010. With nearly 60 facilities, the organization provides treatment, housing, and employment services across the state to people overcoming the challenges of criminal history, substance use disorder, and mental health issues.

Previously, she was named as one of the Puget Sound Business Journal’s Women of Influence award recipients in November 2014, and Governor Jay Inslee appointed her to the Washington Student Achievement Council in May 2013. The Puget Sound Business Journal also named Lee as one of their “40 under 40” honorees. Karen earned her B.S. with a concentration in Russian Studies from the United States Military Academy at West Point. She holds a law degree from the University of Washington, School of Law.

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