The best way to show your employees that you care, is to take action to make their working environment moreequitable.|antiracist.|diverse.|inclusive.
In practice. In systems. In culture.
Sound complicated? It can be…but it doesn’t have to be.
It can be the most important work an organization can do to create a better workplace world…and it can be fun too!
I’m Dynasti H. Harris, Founder + CEO of The Shift. My team and I are here to help you shift your workspace from simply well-intentioned D.E.I. spaces to measurably equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist ones that lead to fundamental change for the better.
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Ways We Can Work Together
The Shift Accelerator
Our flagship, self-paced course created to help organizations of any size build their foundational D.E.I. infrastructure in one year.
The Shift Learning Spaces
Our customized education and coaching spaces designed to help you grow in your own DEI journey, implement inclusive business strategies at any level, and operationalize DEI into your technical business function/team.
Organization Customized Consulting
Create a customized approach for your organization’s DEI journey with our tailored consulting partnerships that focus on design, strategy, and implementation.
Focusing on D.E.I. (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) continues to be a growing priority in workplaces across the US but much of it, while well-intentioned, is highly flawed in two ways.
1. It centers equality over equity which means we’re attempting to solve problems at the surface rather than taking into account how the problems were created and innovating solutions that speak to the whole instead of just the part.
2. It’s missing the A in it. ADEI (Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) work is the difference between just making everyone feel included (D.E.I.) to creating company culture, systems, and structures that make it clear that racism does not belong in our work.
If you actually want everyone (especially those who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) to feel equitably valued at work, the commitment must be to:
Equity before equality
Inclusion and belonging
& D.E.I. with an anti-racism lens
Organizations We've Worked With
Our company went through Dynasti Hunt’s Equity Accelerator and it gave us such a strong framework to explore how we can build a better business, that’s inclusive and equitable. We’ve stopped making as many assumptions and we’re starting to ask more questions before we act. The Accelerator is going to have a lasting impact on our company, culture, and product.
Dynasti and her team have a way of helping you bring your own organizational truth out through conversations with them, without you even realizing sometimes that is exactly where they are headed. They are thoughtful about getting to know your team and helping you think about new ways of approaching D.E.I. work that is authentic to you.
Dynasti’s delivery is great. I love how she projects the information to the team. The subject matter is very enlightening and informative and I have had a few aha moments.
We recognize this work can’t be done overnight.
And we’re not here either to tell you can it that quickly either!
Building a core D.E.I. infrastructure while simultaneously living out anti-racist behaviors professionally (and personally!) is lifetime work that requires each of us to get committed and stay committed. If you are looking for a quick solution, we would be wrong to tell you to join us for any program because there is no one right solution.
We recognize though that while there may not be a quick solution, there are clear, concrete places you can start. We are here to help do just that: start. Or if you’re in a place where you actually did start and then aren’t sure where to go next, a call with us may be your place to begin again.
We do this work because even though it’s not easy, we know what’s even harder is to be a marginalized individual who feels that they cannot have an equitable and inclusive experience at work. We know what it’s like to show up daily to be a space where you are continuously excluded based on the visible assumptions one has about you. We know what it’s like to want to get beyond cookie cutter D.E.I. programs and do work that leads to real change.
It’s time to do the work.