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DEI Leadership: A Medical Student’s Perspective

As a medical student I have noticed three important aspects of the journey becoming a game changing leader in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Learning what leadership looks like, finding mentors and allies who can support you in becoming a leader, and giving back to...

How to Combat DEI Fatigue and Promote-Self Care in 2024

Here we are. At the tail-end of another adventurous, activity-filled year. I couldn't be more proud of our ODLC members and I am super excited about what 2024 holds for our organization. Although some of us are approaching a Winter "break," the work of equity,...

Differentiate Your Health Equity Goals

Is "Health Equity" the same as "DEI" effort? Actually, no. While these phrases are often used interchangeably, they refer to two distinct areas of study, action, and policy. In short, the foundational term "DEI" often refers to representation, fairness in resources,...

Expand Your DEI Leadership Scope

Instead of minimizing effort and duties, consider expanding the scope of your DEI leadership role to include a wider array of populations and business domains within your purview, giving yourself a more holistic view of your organization’s needs. By doing this,...

Up Your Upstander Game

Decades ago, the DEI arena gave significant attention to the “bystander effect” that occurs when the presence of others discourages someone from intervening in an emergency, against a bully, or during an assault. The greater the number of bystanders, the...

Beware of DEI Data Traps

Learn how data-driven diversity strategies can unintentionally create additional marginalization of populations in an organization that are small in number… How often do you look for within-group differences in your data? How does attrition data for Black women...

Make Allyship Cool Again

I propose that we, as DEI leaders, make allyship cool again. This takes more than an award or a social media explosion calling out our favorite mentors. This requires true, genuine relationship and education.
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