How Courageous Conversations Drive Action & Impact [Webinar]

In this 60-minute webinar, Sharhea Wade, Vice President, Head of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity, North America at State Street, and Malia Lazu, CEO and Founder of The Urban Labs, discuss how Courageous Conversations can help you shift gears from intention to impact and jump start meaningful change in equity and inclusion to drive action and impact.

You will learn how to:

  • Jump start your inclusion and diversity strategies through listening, data, and representation
  • Develop top down and bottom up approaches to DEI that really matter
  • Communicate effectively and engage all employees to shift your culture
  • Set transparent goals to measure your impact and hold yourself accountable to your commitments
  • Look at outcomes in terms of equity to build a more antiracist workplace

Most companies recognize the business benefits of diverse workforces (increased profitability, innovation, and recruiting) and have made commitments to diversity and equity in the past year as part of the moral imperative. Here are the results of our poll from the webinar and the steps attendees have taken towards building a more inclusive workplace:

But, how do companies actually make their intentions for inclusive workplaces a reality? How do you walk the walk and make a real impact on company culture, employee sense of belonging, and address systemic issues and biases?

Watch the webinar below for best practices about addressing racism and inequality in the workplace and building an inclusive culture for all employees.

You can also download the slides from the webinar to share with your teammates the practical strategies to drive action and address equity and inclusion issues from Sharhea and Malia.

Additional Resources

State Street’s 10 Actions Addressing Racism and Inequality
Look closer at the prioritized list of actions that State Street is taking to address racism and inequality in the workplace and build an inclusive culture for all employees. Track their progress on their diversity goals.

Justice, Equity & Inclusion Series
Workshops sponsored by State Street’s Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Council with the Boston Globe and Mass Women’s Council to support anti-racism skill development in the workplace.

MLT Black Equity At Work Certification
The roadmap to Black Equity and accountability with proven metrics and standards to help companies, like State Street and yours, make real progress. Here is a brochure describing the program. 

Why the Critical Race Theory Fight Matters in the Business World
Malia explains CRT, why it is such a hot topic right now, and why it is essential for businesses that want to answer the question “why can’t we get race right?” [Banker & Tradesman July 2021].

Implicit Bias test from Harvard University
Interested in understanding your own implicit associations? Take this simple test to reveal your own biases that you may or may not even be aware of. 

Employee Engagement Triggers: An Instrument for Change 
WeSpire’s methodology uses triggers to inspire employees to take action. These calls-to-action are embedded in our employee engagement platform.

If you’d like to learn more about how the WeSpire platform can help you cultivate courageous conversations that drive behavior change and inclusive culture, sign up here for a deeper dive into WeSpire. 

Are you ready to build a better working world?