Making Equity Real®

“Diversity-Equity-Inclusion (DEI) is a strategic imperative that creates the opportunity for pervasive transformation.” 

Jen Billig

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Why Does DEI Matter?

Gone are the days when words like diversity, equity, and inclusion were just popular management lingo. Today, a real commitment to DEI is no longer optional for socially conscious businesses. DEI is key to performance and reputation. Organizations that protect and act on a real commitment to DEI have a clear market advantage over their competitors. They attract the very best talent and innovate from a foundation of embodied intercultural competency.

DEI
Boosts Performance

Connection & Creativity

Employees who feel genuinely welcome and that their contributions are valuable, are more creative and cohesive, even through a crisis.

Robust Talent Retention

Embodied DEI attracts and retains the very best talent – people who thrive in a dynamic workplace.

Elevated Brand Reputation

Socially-responsible businesses who live their values prevail in attracting young talent and consumers who are conscious about where they spend their dollars.

DEI Boost

Connection & Creativity

Employees who feel genuinely welcome and that their contributions are valuable, are more creative and cohesive, even through a crisis.

Robust Talent Retention

Embodied DEI attracts and retains the very best talent – people who thrive in a dynamic workplace.

Elevated Brand Reputation

Socially-responsible businesses who live their values prevail in attracting young talent and consumers who are conscious about where they spend their dollars.

Align Consulting’s Services

Making Equity Real® by building intercultural competency and operationalizing DEI to create anti-racist learning organizations.

Executive Coaching provides expert support to:

      • Grow your own intercultural competency
      • Receive customized support for your unique DEI challenges
      • Build your confidence in bridging cultural differences
      • Up-level your management skills for advancement
      • Become a role model for inclusive leadership that inspires others.
      • Lead truly inclusive teams that get results

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Making Equity Real®:

Expectations for organizations to have demonstrated capacity in intercultural competency are high among customers, clients and prospective employees. Align Consulting’s comprehensive DEI program will actively address the pressure around highly charged topics and build capacity through an organizational change approach using applied learning and actionable strategy implemented to get results. This is what makes equity real – part of your company’s DNA, rather than only an aspiration.

The pathway to becoming an Employer of Choice in today’s world starts with the courage to face the challenges that lead to a forward-thinking company culture where everyone can thrive.
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Jen’s work with leaders in big systems is critical for sparking awareness about how our nation’s racial hierarchy has been embodied and causes harm. She helps folks to do the work required for better outcomes.

Maria Serabia, Division Director, Ramsey County Social Services 

Working with Jen has been a game-changer for our organization. Her big-picture thinking and sound strategic advice over the last three years helped me get out of the day-to-day issues and look to the future.  This support has been invaluable and has helped us expand our impact in the local community and statewide.

Kim Brown, CEO Girls Inc. Santa Fe

Dimensions of Anti-Racism Practice

Creating anti-racist organizations and communities requires persistent imagination and action across several dimensions, individually and collectively. Together, we are creating a new world.

Leadership Development

Personal Development

Somatic Practice

Policy Change

Organizational Change

Culture Change

Structural Change

Leadership Development

Growing intercultural competency and anti-racist practice to lead people and organizations in doing the same.

Personal Development

Understanding the impact of racial conditioning, power, privilege, and learning about the experiences, practices, and histories of other cultural groups.

Somatic Practice

Shifting habitual, embodied responses to individual and collective trauma that show up in interactions with people of different cultures.

Policy Change

Creating anti-racist policy inside organizations and through legislative bodies at all levels of government.

Organizational Change

Redesigning and operationalizing for equity, inclusion and belonging.

Culture Change

Creating organizational and a societal culture that embodies anti-racism and thriving multi-racial communities.

Systems Change

Dismantling racism inside and in between society’s institutions.

❝It makes sense that a diverse and inclusive employee base – with a range of approaches and perspectives – would be more competitive in a globalized economy.❞

McKinsey & Company Report

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