How to Best Support Your Black Colleagues Now and Always
Diversity, equity, and inclusion expert Paula Edgar shares her suggestions for providing support in the workplace.
Below, a Q&A (crowdsourced from M.M. employees) with Paula Edgar, a lawyer; diversity, equity, and inclusion expert, and partner of Inclusion Strategy Solutions LLC, helps us learn how companies and coworkers can best support their black colleagues right now (and always).
Yes! Companies should not think that one statement, webinar, or training is the end of their obligation. In the work that we do as diversity consultants, my partner and I recommend sustainable DEI strategies and ongoing support, which can include a myriad of things, including training, consultation on DEI and EEO issues, DEI Council formation and Support, etc, and is done collaboratively with feedback and participation from people at all levels of the organization.