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 manifesting standards of “new levels of excellence” in building anti-racist environments.
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 understanding of the meaning of and psychological basis of racism and unconscious bias
Helping organizations recognize racism, unconscious bias, and its underpinning drivers in the workplace
Identifying the impact of racism on co-workers, partner, and customer relationships
Learning to detect racism and bias in professional judgment and decision-making
Recognizing, then effectively and professionally addressing racism and prejudice and taking specific actions
Counteracting racism and bias with both individual and organizational strategies
Preventing and reducing the consequences of racism and bias that inhibit creating a more inclusive workplace
Grasping the pervasiveness of racism and implicit bias in the workplace
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:
The Color of Law
Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence
Derald Wing Sue
So You Want to Talk About Race
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