Why Belonging Matters
Why Black Belonging Matters ?
Are your DEI initiatives creating spaces of belonging? Or, are they forcing your employees who are Black, Indigenous or People of Color (BIPOC) to present inauthentic versions of themselves?
The harsh reality is that the majority of DEI efforts fail due to unwittingly flawed, ineffective, and outdated organizational methodology.
Despite earnest and valiant DEI efforts, there has been little change in the hiring, retention and promotion of BIPOC employees.
What DEI efforts of the past have succeeded in doing, is to teach BIPOC employees how to alter themselves so as to pretend that they fit in to the workspace.
For the employee, it is exhausting.
For the organization, it is unproductive. It is costly. And, because society now demands that organizations diversify their talent, failure to modify DEI efforts will lead to slow, yet certain demise.
We can fix it! At Black Belonging Matters, we collaborate with organizations to identify and address structural barriers to equity and inclusion. Together, we will create environments where employees belong, engage and flourish.
What We Do
We provide job seekers with an online job portal where they can readily identify employers who are truly committed to racial equity, and, to creating a sense of belonging in the workplace.
We provide organizations with top tier, full-scale services that promote, create, and support racial equity and a sense of belonging in the workplace.
You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.
Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them
Ida B. Wells
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.