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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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  Voqal is pleased to announce the selection of Brenda Sears as its new chief executive officer. Brenda will take the helm at a time that requires a bold, disruptive, innovative, and unwavering commitment to social justice. “We sought a leader who would build on Voqal’s commitment to create a just and equitable future where

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We welcome yesterday’s guilty verdict against Derek Chauvin. And we once again extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of George Floyd. This verdict is an important step towards justice – towards a long-overdue reckoning with the epidemic of police brutality in this country. However, despite this positive step, it doesn’t change the

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Below, Voqal’s Chief Communications Officer, Kristen Perry, explores Voqal’s continual efforts to center its communications in diversity and inclusion. I am a big fan of words, specifically the written word. An unexpected turn of phrase, a slight innuendo, a good old-fashioned pun – these are all things that bring me joy. I also tend to

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The murders of eight individuals, six of whom were Asian American women, on March 16 was a tragedy. It was also a racist act of domestic terrorism. We are heartbroken by this terrible loss of lives, and our support goes out to all of the victims, their loved ones, and our friends in the Asian

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At Voqal we strongly believe in the value of not only celebrating, but also promoting the diversity of the world we live in. It’s why we continually strive to create a more socially equitable world in all that we do. Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day are great examples of celebrating that diversity. In

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As the adage goes, “all good things come must come to an end.” In that spirit, we wrap up our series featuring stories from Voqal’s 2020 Annual Report Spotlight. In this final look back at 2020, we highlight an organization that, with the help of Mobile Citizen, helped connect individuals to the internet during a

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In her latest article on the #makingairwaves blog, Voqal’s director of grantmaking and fellowship programs, Brenda Williams-Sears, highlights women leaders of color who were the first and only. On the heels of the election of the first female vice president of the United States, Kamala Harris, I have been spending a lot of time thinking

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