wordsmith + lover of language

diversity + inclusion


diversity + inclusion

I've made it a point in my career to talk about things that matter most to me. One of my passions is the discussion of race and inclusion in both the hiring process and accurate representation in media. Moving the dial on diversity in different industries is something I've had the pleasure of writing, training others and learning about.


4 ways managers can build a more inclusive newsroom for diverse new hires

We know the numbers on newsroom diversity aren’t shifting in the direction we want them to. We’ve seen reports and studies that profess change, but a quick glance around local newsrooms tells another story. READ ON >>


On June 27, 2018 I graduated from the Freedom Forum Institute’s Power Shift Project in its inaugural class of 33 trainers who received certification to teach a Workplace Integrity curriculum to news organizations nationwide.


Lead Workshop on checking your bias

Partnering with the Emma Bowen Foundation, known for its approach to building the pipeline for diverse talent, and the Institute for Nonprofit News my colleague Amy Kovac-Ashley and I developed a training for managers. It was designed to help them build their own plans for becoming inclusive newsrooms and welcoming new hires and fellows who may not see themselves reflected in the current staffs.


After participating in a Next Generation Radio fellowship Jan. of 2017, I was recruited to help promote future programs through social media and develop a strategy for reaching out to those who are underrepresented in the industry.


Moderator at ONA 2017

I had the pleasure of moderating an RSVP only workshop for: Inclusive Recruitment, Hiring and Retention with several prominent speakers. This workshop was focused primarily for hiring managers, or those who will soon be hiring managers, ready to make a commitment to more inclusive practices and
Human Resources or other recruiting personnel who want develop a more inclusive process -- and keep talent.