Diversity & Inclusion

The Lovely People of Puerto Rico — SharePoint Saturday Caribbean

The Lovely People of Puerto Rico — SharePoint Saturday Caribbean

Wherever I travel the thing that lights me up about a city is always its people. The cities I love the most trend to similar affinities. Many times they are beach communities with musicians, artists, surfers, skaters and street art, and have an eclectic mix of people.

San Juan, Puerto Rico has all of the above. Talking with the local technology community and locals working in San Juan, they speak of being on the mend, still in need and still wondering why they were otherwise forgotten.

Shaving Off Toxic Masculinity — The Best an Ad Can Get?

Shaving Off Toxic Masculinity — The Best an Ad Can Get?

Toxicity, harassment and bullying have no place in our world, by anyone, anywhere at any time. Our world continues to change, evolve and grow. How we behave matters, “just because that’s the way it has always been” doesn’t work anymore. How we all show up every day, how companies show up is important and something that we as consumers consider when we buy and something I deeply contemplate as a marketer and a human.

What Burning Man Taught Me About Belonging

What Burning Man Taught Me About Belonging

I was always the new kid, the transplant growing up because my Father was good at his job, a fixer. A JCPenney Department Store needed to be turned around, and so he would be promoted, he did this for his 40-year career there, and thus our family moved to many new places.

It is one of the things that made me the extrovert I am today.

A Beautiful Awards Brunch and a Museum for Women’s History — NWHM

A Beautiful Awards Brunch and a Museum for Women’s History — NWHM

Being surrounded with powerful, amazing women taking action is a place I love to be. Last weekend I attended the Women Making History Awards — National Women’s History Museum Brunch here in Los Angeles.

Words Matter, Relating To One Another — Diversity, Inclusion and Intersectionality

Words Matter, Relating To One Another — Diversity, Inclusion and Intersectionality

When one works and speaks on Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging you tend to stir up emotions, deep-seeded fears, passion, and sometimes anger.

There are a pain and suffering in our world that comes with being held back, tamped down, passed over and abused because of race, religion, gender, sexual orientations, and for people with disabilities.

There is anger when someone gets called out for certain behavior, using certain words, and simply speaking from where they grew up, how they were raised, what was considered “okay” or “normal” or words that have been in our language for decades. The thing is, is that there is no normal. I don’t think so anyway.