How has having a diverse team contributed to you and your objectives?
Over 30 years ago, when I started my career, there was little to no diversity acknowledgement. I remember the feeling of isolation, frustration, and limitation due to the work environment. Back then, I never felt like my diversity/differences were valued or appreciated. Fast forward until today, having a diversity of people and being valued and appreciated is like having a significant weight lifted from my shoulders. The energy I used to carry my old weights has been freed to be more creative and productive
How can we ensure that all team members have a chance to be heard?
Expanding our understanding and conversations around Allyship within and between our connection point groups is causing an awakening among us. These gatherings are open our minds to listening to and understanding different people’s backgrounds. We are becoming more tolerant and appreciative of our differences and less judgemental.