Many of us have spent the past several months having difficult conversations. Fewer of us have had these kinds of conversations our entire lives. And while the topic of diversity, equity and inclusion within our company isn’t a new one, the ongoing struggle playing out on our city streets has led us to reexamine our commitment, efforts and room for improvement in combating racism at all levels of our workplace.
Start the Conversation… Virtually
Planning is essential to action that creates lasting change. With that in mind, we invite you to listen in as our CEO Kit Hughes and Tim Cynova, Co-CEO of Fractured Atlas, discuss their part in the work of anti-racism. Steps Towards Change will feature the pair examining their roles as white, male CEOs working toward the goal of equity and meaningful change. The Conscious Capitalism in Action Virtual Gathering goes live Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. EST.
Why Should You Care?
As two white males in leadership roles, Kit and Tim are aware of the privilege they enjoy and the oppression that does not directly affect them. They are using Conscious Capitalism’s platform to start meaningful conversations with their peers centered around racism, leadership, and whiteness. These discussions are meant to share the importance of anti-racism work and to engage white, senior-level leaders in business to create healthy, open environments that allow their workplaces to thrive.
Kit, Tim and several other leaders within the Conscious Capitalism network are collaborating to address the problem of systemic racism instead of leaving the work of solutions to those who are oppressed. In terms of an internal focus, Kit would like Look Listen to be “an example of a company that is open to the feedback and the corrections it needs to make to be diverse and inclusive.”
He also believes “white male CEOs should recognize their critical role in marshaling resources to correct a system that works against people [who are not white].”
When asked about his thoughts related to the upcoming session between two white males, Tim explained the importance of sharing his unique experience that helps white, senior-level leaders learn and inform others about the journey towards anti-racism.
How Can You Tune In?
If you’d like to begin — or continue — the journey to a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace (and ultimately, society), a quick registration is all it takes to join Tuesday’s live stream and take in Kit and Tim’s conversation. Ready to join the conversation? Follow us on social or drop a line — we welcome your thoughts.