Black Lives Matter to Us

As an organization, Demarche Consulting is committed to improving when it comes to equity, inclusion, and diversity - we make workplaces better places to be. 

 

We are voraciously sharing learnings and joining in conversations with leaders and individuals who share a passion for how we address racism in the workplace. We are learning more about listening, asking better questions of the business leaders we work with, and personally manifesting standards of “new levels of excellence.”

 

One of our core values is the diverse perspective we bring to our client interactions. In our commitment to “making workplaces better places to be,” we take a systematic approach to:

  • Creating a shared Understand the meaning of and psychological basis of unconscious bias

  • Helping teams recognize unconscious bias and its underpinning drivers in the workplace

  • Identifying the impact of bias on co-worker and customer relationships Learning to detect bias in professional judgment and decision making

  • Recognizing, and effectively and professionally address bias and taking specific actions

  • Counteracting bias with both individual and organizational strategies

  • Preventing and reducing the consequences of bias to create a more inclusive workplace

  • Grasping the pervasiveness of implicit bias

Our commitment as consultants is to learn and explore racial constructs, build a racial vocabulary, analyze current events, practice cross-cultural communication, and develop an equity toolkit to facilitate discussions and experiential activities with our clients, and listen.

 

In that spirit, our approach, research, and insights help power important dialogue, learning, and meaningful progress.

What We Are Doing: 

  • Serving on the Thrive-Academy newly formed board for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

  • Speaking engagement at Microsoft on 'The Power of Habits: Changing Our Everyday Speech to Combat Racism"

  • Speaking engagement at the Fall 2020 Arizona Wellness Alliance (September 2020)

 

 

A Few Books We Recommend Reading and Resources:

So You Want to Talk About Race

Ijeoma Oluo 

 

Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do

Jennifer L. Eberhardt

How to Be An Antiracist

Ibram X. Kendi

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You

Ibram X. Kendi

White Fragility

Robin DiAngelo

The Color of Law

Richard Rothstein

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