What is the most significant challenge you faced in the DEI space?
By far, the most significant challenge I have faced in the DEI space is silence. Without dialogue, there are no opportunities to learn. Repeatedly, I found that, when necessary, conversations needed to be held about racism, discrimination, or diversity, oftentimes, the room (mostly filled with upper-management leaders) would go completely silent. Crickets. One of the reasons why management avoids the necessary conversations that push for change is the fear of making people feel uncomfortable. In order to have change, we have to learn to be comfortable with being uncomfortable.