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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,…
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Systems Won’t Change Unless People Do

All lives will not matter until Black Lives Matter. For George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the millions of other Black people unjustifiably murdered as a result of our racist systems, we must do better in our advocacy and our allyship. In reference to Sorrell's quote, the time is now to do something about it. We can't let this be another moment when our country passively witnesses racism without taking bold actions toward change. If you don't know where to start, consider joining our team in one or more of the following actions.
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Beyond COVID: Systems Change is People Change

We are nearly three months into one of the most trying times of our lives. There isn’t one aspect of our lives that COVID-19 hasn’t touched—our workplaces and the way we show up at work, for our families, our communities, and our world.…
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Balancing Parenting and Productivity

The balancing act that parents perform between achieving at work and spending quality time with their family has always been a challenge. That challenge has been compounded during the last several weeks as families now grapple with working from…
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Finding Humanity behind Action: Racial Equity Interview with Carolyn Lowery

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 Importance of Self-Care and Wellness

“When we don’t take care of ourselves, we pay a price — especially during this crisis: innovation, creativity, resilience, empathy, decision-making and team building are the first to disappear when we are burned out and depleted.” -Arianna…
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How to Evolve Business and Development Strategies Through COVID-19

In a COVID-19 world, our opportunities to connect with others outside of our current teams and family members are limited. People are seeking new ways to connect, network, and just talk with others. People are struggling with a variety of professional,…
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Charting A Path Forward During Uncertain Times

Last week marked 21 days since we began remote work at Mission Partners. It's said that 21 days is what it takes to form a habit, though nothing is feeling quite habitual yet. We are all in an extended period of uncertainty, as news of the coronavirus…
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…