Encore DEI & Race: Moving Beyond Good Intentions to Meaningful Impact

April 2, 2024
Hosted by Christine Erickson

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Episode Description

In this episode, we will discuss how to implement authentic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives. What is required to move from the intentions toward racial equity and with DEI initiatives to actualize meaningful impact? We are honored to have Malia Lazu as our guest, to address this question, and much more. Ms. Lazu is a tenured strategist in diversity inclusion, and author of "From Intention to Impact: A Practical Guide to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion" (MIT Press, February 2024). Ms. Lazu will share key insight, including her framework and process for moving from intention to impact, and how to move beyond transactional initiatives, to authentic, transformative racial equity, within the workplace. She will also address some of the key barriers faced by companies, which limit the potential impact of DEI work. Ms.Lazu will outline the stages DEI implementation and how to optimize this process to navigate beyond intentions, share ways to build belonging with communities, and the importance of creating Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and internal equity goals. Tune in live to learn more about what this means for our community, and beyond!

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New Legacy Radio is a social justice platform about people without children. This space is intended to bring visibility and change to our experiences, to connect with our allies and anyone committed to learning more from our community, which is reaching an estimated one-third of the global population. The show addresses the social, systemic, and structural realities perpetuated by reproductive and relational identity bias. We discuss the impact of pronatalist behavior and policies, through the perspectives of our community and allies, as we work to achieve meaningful change that recognizes the truly diverse, intersectional continuum of our experiences. New Legacy Radio is brought to you by New Legacy Institute (NLI), which is policy institute, focused on the global culture and impact of pronatalism. The Institute’s social justice advocacy serves the growing, global community of people without children. NLI’s mission is to generate constructive change in cultural, organizational, and institutional policies that exhibit biases against people without children.

Christine Erickson

Christine Erickson (she/her) is the founder of New Legacy Institute. The Institute’s purpose is to advocate for change around social realities and policy inequities faced by those who do not have children. Christine is involuntarily childless by circumstance (cxc), and touched on her experiences in her award-winning book, The Mother Within: A Guide to Accepting Your Childless Journey. (2015) A revised edition is forthcoming. Her current writing focuses on the unacknowledged impact of women who are childless/childfree due to circumstances. Christine is dedicated to advancing the diverse narratives and experiences of people without children. She is a staunch advocate of our community’s equitable inclusion and belonging in the workplace, media & entertainment narratives, and making visible the ways in which our community is impacted by culture and policy, and the change we seek. As an executive and entrepreneur, she has lived and worked globally, for the majority of her career. She is an experienced executive coach, leadership educator, and the founder of the Center for Consent-Driven Leadership. She is writing a forthcoming book: Consent-Driven: Rethinking the Culture of Leadership. Christine is an advocate for justice reform in family law and court procedures, involuntary pro se representation, and multifaceted accountability regarding violence against women. She has also consulted on international women’s law and development, gender equity and healthcare access initiatives.

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