Episode 73

73 DEI Programs, Trainings, and Initiatives Can (and will) Re-traumatize You

After the George Floyd murder, ALL fortune 100 companies and many other companies and organizations in the US committed to creating or revamping their DEI programs. They poured millions of dollars into creating teams, hiring consulting companies, Black and Brown leaders and team members, CHROs, CDOs, you name it.

According to the Salary.com survey, 49% of HR respondents said they have a leader in place specifically for DEI initiatives, compared to 43% last year. So, I guess that’s good… we’ve gone up 6%.

These companies…

  • Made public statements promising to hire more diverse talent from outside and by promoting from within.
  • Updated mission statements, websites, and marketing collateral.
  • Vowed to do diversity training and focus on DEI efforts.
  • Paraded their new black DEI hires all over LinkedIn and other business platforms and communications.

To be blunt, they did THE MOST!

The term DEI was plastered all over the place, and still is in some arenas.

So how can this be wrong?

Well, I need you to keep listening to find out!

See you inside…

What You Learn:

  • How DEI programs can be re-traumatizing for Black and Brown people, and how to break that cycle
  • Some problems that have come up because of unprocessed work trauma
  • How to stop playing small and step into your genius this year
  • My mission to help you step into your power and heal from corporate trauma

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As an Executive Coach for Women, Professional Speaker, Corporate Metaphysician™, Author of The 5 Phases of Dating – The Grown-Ass Woman’s Guide to Attracting and Maintaining Authentic Relationships, and the Creator of The Happy Executive Woman™…

Anita teaches women of color how to heal from past relationships and corporate trauma, increase their confidence and improve their leadership skills.

She is a board member of the Women Impact Network and Women In Technology, where she focuses on coordinating and creating professional development training for the members.

Anita also coaches White allies on how to ACTivate Your Privilege!™ and is hired to speak and train as The Corporate Metaphysician™ at organizations willing to begin reversing corporate America’s trauma by taking an honest look at their “unconscious DEI efforts,” all using practical and metaphysical concepts.

Recently featured in…

  • ValientCEO Magazine!
  • Speaker’s Magazine

For all coaching, media, or consulting inquiries, don’t hesitate to contact Anita at https://anitacharlot.com/contact.

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Anita Charlot

Executive Relationship Coach for Women | Author | International Speaker | Global Woman Award Winner

As a happily married dual-preneur that has been in the business of relationships for almost 30 years, I have helped hundreds of women at the top of their industry navigate their competing work, love life, and home responsibilities with confidence and calm, all while being in command of their emotions.