Welcome to the ABCDEI blog. We are so glad you’re here.

We started this podcast because we were tired of the platitudes and theory around the work necessary to create inclusion and equity. As deeply empathetic people, we wanted to find a productive way to channel our own frustrations but also gain a better understanding about what needs to be done to create true change. So we led this journey with curiosity. We know some things, but we don’t know many others.

Yes, in taking this on, we have both experienced imposter syndrome. Big time. Asked ourselves, “what do we know? Why would anyone have anything to learn from us?” But if there’s one thing we have learned through value systems and being in the workforce for as long as we have, it’s that the responsibility to represent is especially important when you’re from a marginalized group. So this is our effort to send the elevator down. To learn, to teach, to advocate for change. 

We figured that by making ourselves vulnerable and sharing our own journey of learning and unlearning bias, we could bring others along for the ride. Will it be bumpy at times? Yes. Will it blow our minds, open our hearts and make us better humans, leaders? Also yes. 

So let’s do this.
Yours in learning and unlearning,

Rohini + Susan

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