We believe deeply in the power of (real) transformative conversations. We believe that real conversations happen when safe space is created for individuals to speak their truth, listen with empathy, and deepen their understanding. We believe that in these spaces, solutions to all problems may be found.
We believe in evidence, and intention. In a heavily evidence-based, data driven culture, we recognize both the need and value of identifying, quantifying, and measuring targeted areas of improvement. We also know and understand that the stories that underlie metrics and intentions that drive the work are equally, if not more important in setting strategic priorities and benchmarks. With this in mind, we ground our approaches to this work in a blend of evidence based, psychological, behavioral, brain-based frameworks and strategies to navigate hearts and minds in this work.
We believe equity is a practice, and we are all on a continuum. We believe that equity is not a goal, in that you can check a box to “achieve” through a set of metrics. We believe that equity is a mindset and a way of being. Regardless of the components of our identity that socially constitute our status and ranking, we are all on a continual life journey of learning and growing. We respect and acknowledge that each individual’s journey is their own, and awareness happens organically and uniquely for each person. We believe our role is to be a partner in that journey as each individual develops their equity practice.
We believe in our individual and collective capacity to do better. Conversations around race, identity, power & privilege are difficult and avoided across difference. However, often unaddressed is the need to have these same conversations within affinity groups. Because we believe the practice of equity and moving to an equity centered state is a process, and also deeply believe in each individual’s capacity to grow in their own awareness and strive to do and be better.