dot.LA Dives In: Actionable Steps to Fight Racism, A Conversation with Dr. Cheryl Ingram

In the wake of George Floyd's death, there has been an outcry for change across the country in protests, social media and within companies. As the focus on promoting diversity, equity and inclusion intensifies, how do companies and individuals ensure these conversations lead to real impact?


In this extended installment of dot.LA Dives In, Kelly talks with Dr. Cheryl Ingram about concrete steps individuals and companies can take to fight racism. They dive deep into a discussion around how to be an ally, where to start in making diversity and inclusion a core part of a company's mission and what specific actions to take to make these changes stick.

Creating a diverse workforce is only one step in the process. Once new hires are in the door, how do you engrain DEI into a company's culture and DNA? They tackle everything from the role a chief diversity officer might play, to detailed strategies around having tough conversations in a professional environment.

Dr. Cheryl Ingram is the CEO and founder of Diverse City LLC, a diversity, equity, and inclusion consulting firm working with organizations across the United States. She's also the founder of Inclusology, a software company that uses machine learning to build diversity assessments and benchmarks. Currently, she is raising a round via investors and through crowdfunding.

If you are interested in the resources that Dr. Cheryl mentions in the interview, check out the resource library, videos, and training modules.

dot.LA Dives In: Actionable Steps to Fight Racism with Dr. Cheryl Ingram www.youtube.com

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Kelly O'Grady runs video and serves as the chief host & correspondent for dot.LA. Find her on Instagram @kfogrady and email her at kelly@dot.LA.

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