Kelly Charles-Collins is a sought-after authority specializing in unconscious bias, bystander intervention, and courageous conversations. Kelly has been revolutionizing the way leaders and employees learn about and address the issues of justice, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace.
DIALOGUE NOT DEBATE: LEVERAGING COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS TO AVOID CONFLICT, CHAOS & CONFUSION
Conversations change things. But when it comes to topics such as race, racism, work performance, family issues, etc., those conversations aren’t easy. You know you need to have these conversations, but you’re afraid. Where do you begin? What do you say? What happens if you say the wrong thing? What happens afterwards? Perhaps, when you’ve tried this before it didn’t end well. And the truth is, no matter your good intentions, if the delivery or execution is flawed, conversations could be derailed. But you can’t let that stop you. You must move past your fear and build the courage to have these conversations.
CULTIVATING SAFE, INCLUSIVE, AND ACCOUNTABLE CULTURES
It is imperative for organizations to create safe, inclusive cultures where people see, appreciate, and respect each other’s humanity. That requires open, honest conversation and accountability. It also requires a genuine commitment from leadership to integrate diversity, equity, belonging, inclusion, and safety into the fabric of the organization. What doesn’t get measured, doesn’t count. What isn’t seen as having a direct correlation to your bottom line, doesn’t matter.
THE V SUITE™: WHERE WOMEN OWN THEIR VISION, VOICE, VISIBILITY & VALUE
Many women have been taught to “act like a lady,” “stay in your lane,” “shut up,” “don’t ask for too much;” the list goes on. This has caused some women to retreat, recoil, and run which only strengthens the systems that perpetuate the erasure of women. But the truth is, women are powerful at their core. They get to choose what it means to act like a lady, decide what their lane is, to show up and speak up and command what they deserve. Women get to live beyond their potential and prevent their erasure. It’s time to fully embrace your power. Welcome to the V Suite – where women unapologetically own their vision, voice, visibility & value.