On the journey of writing a “How-To” book for business men interested in supporting diversity and inclusion (D&I) at work, I’ve heard so many stories. The stories reflect how gender, race, and other aspects of difference (and similarity) shape our work experiences. Your stories are frustrating, hopeful, funny, inspiring, and heartbreaking. For many LGBTQ folks, racial minorities, and women, it’s challenging to bring our full authentic selves to work. Doing so can be career limiting (and in some cases, a threat to safety). But, there is an urgency in sharing our stories. Letters convey personal histories and in the process reveal universal truths.
In addition to posts on male advocacy (i.e. men who actively advocate for fairness in the workplace) DearPBJ will collect and share the letters you wish you could send.
I’ve also received numerous questions from folks eager to explore what they can do today to advance inclusion. We will archive the stories, questions, and answers here.
We won’t post anything mean spirited because that’s not the point of this blog. It’s about sharing our stories in a safe place with the hope that speaking our truth has the power to transform business people and workplaces.
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