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The Economics of Inequality

In our last community conversation on race and humanity in the workplace, we emphasized the important step for individuals and organizations to first look inward to understand their roles in maintaining privilege, power, and racist systems…
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Race and Humanity in the Workplace

Earlier this year, we planned The Business Case for Racial Equity, a community convening in partnership with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) and Leadership Montgomery, inspired by the WKKF report of the same name. Due to our global pandemic,…
C.Marie Taylor with Montgomery County first responders during the April 2020 Leadership Montgomery Core Class Session
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On Race, Business, and COVID-19: Eight Questions for C. Marie Taylor

Like many in our community and around the world, Mission Partners and Leadership Montgomery made the decision to postpone our annual Spring Convening, The Business Case for Race Equity. The rescheduled event will now take place on October 6th…
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The Words Matter

By Elena Hilton One of my favorite movies of the past few years is Arrival, which stars Amy Adams as a linguistics professor who’s recruited to figure out how to communicate with aliens that have landed on Earth. I’m not one for sci-fi…
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Four Ways that Organizations Miss the Mark on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Efforts

At Mission Forward®, we create transformational trainings that model what is possible in the world. We believe that the future will be inclusive and just. 
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Bring on Your Unsolvable Problems

by Carrie Fox What happens when you put a mechanical engineer squarely in the center of a university’s department of obstetrics and gynecology? No, this is not the start of a joke. In fact, it’s at the center of one of the most fascinating…
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What Bias is Hiding in Your Writing?

“You can observe a lot by watching.”   Yogi Berra was right.  You can, in fact, observe a lot by watching. The baseball great, who would have turned 93 this weekend, had his fair share of Yogi-isms, but this one has always been…
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Building Equity and Breaking Bias in Storytelling

By Carrie Fox   “When You Know Better, You Do Better.”  Maya Angelou   Tucked inside the March 13 edition of our What We’re Reading newsletter, we shared a story written by Atlantic journalist and science…
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What Would You Write?

By Carrie Fox Simple messages can have a lasting impact. In the summer of 2016, Carolyn and I attended the Social Innovation Summit in Washington, DC. It was, as it always is, a gathering of powerhouse social entrepreneurs, community leaders,…
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This Question Will Make You a Better Problem Solver

Think about the last big problem you needed to solve. If you’re like most, you likely laid out the facts in front of you, asked yourself a series of questions tied to the problem, and used your analytical skills to determine the best solution. But,…