S02 E05 – The Equity Equation with Sacha Thompson

Do you want to be part and help build an inclusive and equitable work culture but are not sure where or how to start? Have you ever considered the long-term impact of being the “only” person like you at work? You will want to tune in to this dynamic and practical conversation with Sacha Thompson.

Sacha is the founder of The Equity Equation, LLC, a boutique inclusive culture consulting and coaching firm based in the Washington, DC area. With 20+ years of experience within the education, non-profit, and tech industries, Sacha’s work is about removing barriers or providing support to achieve equity. She helps her clients by filling the gap between where they are now and where they want to be. Clients will reach their highest potential by identifying where growth is desired and setting goals & objectives while holding themselves accountable. She was most recently featured in Forbes and Business Insider and was a contributor on MSNBC’s The Cross Connection.

Sacha is an International Coaching Federation (ICF) Associate Certified Coach, Certified Professional Diversity Coach, 4 Stages of Psychological Safety Certified Coach, Maslow Certified Leadership Coach, and Maslow Certified Executive Culture Coach. Sacha received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology, concentrating on Cultural Diversity & Ethnicity, and a Master’s in Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership from The College of William and Mary. She has also acquired her Masters of Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University, where she focused on management and marketing.

Today on Let’s Make Work Human:

  • Learn about Sacha’s early career story highlighting that not all black women are the same and why that matters!
  • Dig into the reality that people believe it when a white guy says it in the realm of DEI.
  • The relevance of equity in “DEI” and the fact that it is the part no one talks about.
  • How it matters that DEI practitioners also know their own gaps.
  • That one person cannot possibly hold up DEI work alone in an organization—it takes all of us.
  • Radical ideas for where DEI should sit in an organization (spoiler alert—not in HR!)
  • The importance of self-care, especially for people of color.
  • What businesses can learn from being more about the collective and shed individualistic legacy mindsets that get in the way.

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