Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Specialist
Community Advocate, Social Media Creator, and Podcaster
I'm a J.E.D.I (Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) practitioner, facilitator and consultant. I have spent nearly two decades helping individuals and organizations identify their cultural incompetence's and biases, assess organization structure, design interventions and move forward holistic strategies that support organic change. As a coach, I support my clients in naming the existing challenges and tensions that hinders personal wellness, efficiency and momentum. An equitable world requires all of us to be able to process our emotions and find sustainable techniques of resilience. I've spent most of my professional life seeking and creating infrastructure, policies and practices to create safety for myself. I look forward to using both my personal and professional experiences to help my clients achieves maximum results.
I am the creator and curator behind the social media platforms, The AntiBlackness Reader Project and Divesting From Whiteness. I am also the creator behind the Please Say Black and Divesting From Whiteness podcasts. I hold a M.A. in Communication Studies and I'm a published researcher, conference presenter and public speaker. Within all my spheres of influence I attempt to A.C.T. right. I am deeply committed to Advocate for self and others, practice critical Compassion, and move through spaces with transformative Transparency.
Why Have a Justice Approach?
It seems like the acronym DEI can be found almost anywhere these days. Experts around the globe and across many industries are investing in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts like never before. Research shows intentional DEI training helps organizations meet goals, reduce employee turnover, increase innovation, and even boost profits. Yet, while a business's bottom line may be well served by company-wide DEI initiatives, it's important that companies recognize they are also a part of larger communities. Understanding the connection between your organization and the communities in which it functions is crucial for manifesting justice for all. Without a justice component attached to DEI commitments, it's easy for companies to minimize their impact on communities, especially those communities that have been underserved and underrepresented. Contracting with J Reed Consulting LLC ensures that your company's commitments will not be isolated to your organization, but rather have a sustainable and positive impact on the community.
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