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Redefining Our New Year Mantra in 2023

By Jaye Washington Can I be real for a second? I’m over the “new year new me” mantra. Yep! I said it. I actually wish we as a society would put it to rest once and for all! And let me tell you why. I don’t believe we can become “new” people. If that was the case every...

Becoming a Professional Troublemaker

I didn’t know it at the time, but for the last 25+ years, I’ve been on a journey to becoming a professional troublemaker. My journey started as a young woman who has always been moved to action by the injustices of others. When I founded OCG+ my vision was to start an...

Allyship from Your Leadership Seat

You’re a strong business leader who’s made a commitment to DE&I, created an internal committee, and set measurable goals. But how do you turn tactics into action? It’s time to step into allyship. Now that you’ve established impactful programs, use your learnings...

DEI in the Face of Social Intolerance

In 2020, saying you were a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) advocate was easy because it guaranteed metaphorical applause and approving nods from audiences companies wanted to connect with. In fact, everyone was ready to roll up their sleeves, take responsibility, and get to work. But it’s now 2022, and despite the progress, it feels like the social and political pendulum is swinging backward.

What’s Missing From DE&I?

You’ve checked every box on the list of necessary diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) imperatives in efforts to transform your company, and still, it may feel like something is missing. It’s the B for Belonging. “Belonging” is a relatively new term in the...

Leaning into Social Impact in 2022

My favorite month of the year is January.  January allows me an opportunity to set new goals for the year and to continue working toward the goals I have set in prior years. After stepping down as the President and CEO of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation in...

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