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.

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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

Richard Rothstein

 

Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence

Derald Wing Sue

 

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