That’s when I started reading and researching. A year later, I finally hired an anti-racist coach to help me understand the complexity of racism and how it lives within me.
Two years later, working with my anti-racism coach continues to be humbling.
It has made me look at my belief systems on a cultural level.
It has made me challenge assumptions I’ve made implicitly about the “right” or “professional” way to do things.
I’ve learned how my whiteness shows up in my everyday interactions.
I went from wanting to be perceived better to fundamentally questioning beliefs that I took as fact for my entire life.
My anti-racism work has profoundly transformed my experience as a business owner, leader of my team, and coach to my clients.
Given my experience, I feel so strongly that this work is critically important—so much so that I wanted to make it available to my community of tech leaders: a rare opportunity to personally explore, and have a conversation that goes far beyond most trainings.
I bring this anti-racism workshop to you not as a coach, but as a co-host to an expert, Makeda Pennycooke. She is my anti-racism coach and will be the facilitator of this vital conversation.