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After taking a summer break and reflecting on the final days of the DEI Changemakers program, Mary Coleman reframes the debate over being right versus being effective in the first of her final three posts to wrap up the Lessons from DEI Changemakers blog series. “I think Lincoln did what he thought was right, even

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June is Pride month. To celebrate this important month for the LGBTQIA+ community, Voqal’s Annie Stoneburner shares the importance of the pride flag (and other related symbols) in making sure the community is supported. I have a problem. A shopping problem that is. More specifically, I have a problem with shopping for anything covered in

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Who do you center in your story? After this week’s DEI Changemakers program, Mary Coleman reflects on how an active voice matters so much more than crafting a good sentence in her latest post in the Lessons from DEI Changemakers blog series. I studied journalism during undergrad. In the end, it was a mismatch for

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This week, Mary Coleman recalls a childhood memory sparked during conversations about disrupting toxic individual attitudes and organizational systems in her latest post in the #makingairwaves DEI Changemakers blog series. Elle Woods from “Legally Blonde” is one of my favorite fictional characters. I could think of no other modern persona to better symbolize the freedom

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In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month and to help highlight the need to address the recent violence against the AAPI community, Voqal recently commissioned artwork from artist, Eda Yu. The artwork and a brief statement from the artist are below. how wood ash refertilizes the earth is a work by Eda

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After this week’s DEI Changemakers program, Mary Coleman grapples with the persistent patterns of structural racism in her latest post in this #makingairwaves blog series. A few years ago, my mother-in-law gifted us with a homemade quilt for Christmas. I knew she was a quilter. I had seen her work around the house, but this

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In her latest blog post on the #makingairwaves blog, Mary Coleman reflects on trust in the workplace after another influential week of participating in the DEI Changemakers program. In part three of this blog series, I shared an experience where I felt embraced and supported – included – by everyone in a group. This week

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Below, Mary Coleman reflects on inclusion in the workplace after another influential week of participating in the DEI Changemakers program. I hate public speaking. And for me, any more than two people in a meeting is public speaking. A few years ago, I decided to face this head-on. I was ready to conquer a fear

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In her latest post on the #makingairwaves blog, Mary Coleman shares more lessons about integrating DEI into an organization’s culture from her participation in DEI Changemakers. Until recently, when I heard the word power I connotated its worse consequences. Greed, corruption, and negligence all came to mind when I associated power with an individual or

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In her latest post on the #makingairwaves blog, Mary Coleman shares lessons about integrating DEI into an organization’s culture learned through her participation in a DEI Changemakers program. Last week, I started a 12-week program from Metamorphosis called DEI Changemakers. While we have only spent a couple of hours together as small squares on a

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