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Black Belonging Matters

Black Belonging Matters provides top tier, full-scale services that create a sense of belonging for Black people in the workplace.  Our holistic approach, and thoughtfully curated diversity services, hone in on employee and organizational needs, especially as they relate to today’s sociopolitical climate.  We address these needs with unparalleled expertise that is derived from years of practical, educational, and lived in experiences.  Our services transform organizations into best in class, community engaged, diversity leaders, where employees trust that they belong, and organizations grow.

Why

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On average, 58% of Black employees say they have experienced racism at work.
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40% of Black employees feel like outsiders in their corporate culture.
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35% of Black employees “say they ‘need to compromise their authenticity’ to conform to their company’s standards”.
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Black candidates who “whiten” their job resumes are 15% more likely to receive call backs for interviews.
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Employees who experience discrimination at work, generally fear voicing their concerns to management or HR.

Bottom Line

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Racially diverse companies outperform industry norms by 35%.
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Companies with the highest levels of racial diversity earn 15X more sales revenue than companies with lower levels.
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Racial diversity is a better determinant of sales revenue and customer numbers than factors such as a company’s size and age.
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83% of millennials report higher levels of engagement when they believed their company fosters an inclusive culture.
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70% of employees say they would consider looking for a new job if their employer didn’t demonstrate a commitment to diversity.

Expertise Matters

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Our programs are successful! We employ evidence based best practices that improve recruitment and retention rates; improve problem solving within groups, and, ultimately; increase revenue!
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Our cultural competence/unconscious bias training programs’ lead facilitator and subject matter expert is a doctoral level psychologist whose research and ten year’s experience is specifically related to the ways in which individuals, groups and service providers can enhance skills related to cross racial and cross cultural interactions.
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Our diversity and inclusion programs are created and led by a 20 year executive whose experience has guided global corporations in developing and implementing data driven, impactful diversity and inclusion strategies.
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Our cultural liaison services are led by an attorney, with 10 years human resources and employee relations experience, as well as experience advising both small businesses and multi-million dollar entities.  Additional support services are provided by a Master’s level Social Worker whose research based approach guides the facilitation of discussions about race and culture.
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We are 100% Black owned and women led.

You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.

Shirley Chisholm

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.

Barrack Obama

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.

James Baldwin

Cultural Inroads

Showing Empathy & Support For Black Employees

The cyclical nature of trauma  is once again taking its toll on Black people across America. Many are asking, “How can we show support for our Black employees and/or colleagues?”  Below,…

Inclusivity and Black Employees

Today’s quick topic: Inclusivity and Black Employees, and, Building Inclusive Workplaces for Black Employees.  Research suggests that the majority of diversity initiatives fail.   You can read some suggestions as to…

Covid-19 and Employee Burnout

Today we discuss Covid-19 and employee burnout:  how to prevent and recognize it. Almost a full year later, coronavirus continues to plague the  world with existential fears, uncertainty, and no…

We Can Help You Achieve Belonging Within Your Organization