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Crises as a Catalyst: A Call for Race Equity & Inclusive Leadership

A reflective tool and guide for individuals and organizations to advance race equity and inclusive leadership during crises. This tool is based on internal ongoing research and feedback from a wide circle of colleagues for our full Leadership Guide for Inclusion and Impact that is focused on inclusive leadership practices that support race equity.

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Crises as a Catalyst: A Call for Race Equity & Inclusive Leadership

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Blog, Investing in Talent and Leadership, News, Race Equity,
June 15, 2021 “We are excited to share that ProInspire has received a one-time transformational gift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. This unrestricted gift is the largest in our organization’s history and opens up the possibilities for us to deepen investments in ProInspire’s infrastructu…
Blog, ProInspire Board
In a recent blog post Isabelle Moses reflected on the succession planning process, she led as ProInspire’s board Chair throughout 2019 and 2020, resulting in ProInspire’s founder, Monisha Kapila, becoming Co-CEO with Bianca Casanova Anderson, a shared model of leadership that officially began on…
ProInspire Board
During the fall of 2018, Monisha Kapila, the founder and then sole CEO of ProInspire, asked the board to get serious about succession planning. The org was approaching its 10th anniversary in 2019 and Monisha was starting to think about the next chapter of her career. Candidly, the board was not rea…
Education, Leadership & Management Practices,
The past month has been filled with so much pain all around us and constant reminders of the harm that white supremacy causes every single day. Police killings of Black and Brown boys and men, mass shootings, anti-Asian violence, enduring Derek Chauvin’s trail and the re-traumatization of George F…
News, Race Equity
What does Derek Chauvin’s verdict remind us about awareness, action and accountability? To be clear, justice for George Floyd would have been for him to be alive.  This week, we joined countless people around the world in a collective sigh of relief as the verdict was read. It pains us that w…
News, Race Equity
This Women’s History Month, we are celebrating the amazing and dynamic women on our team and around the globe. Every day, we are dedicated to highlighting and supporting all women who are leading in the social sector and accelerating equity at all levels. However, we cannot begin to discuss equity…
COVID-19 Response, Race Equity
By: Monisha Kapila, Kate Loving, and Ashlynn Polanco Wednesday’s violent display of white supremacy in Washington D.C. is a reminder for us not to disassociate and challenge how it shows up within us and our workplaces on a daily basis.  Every day we experience compounding forms of racism thr…
Leadership & Management Practices, Leadership Model for Race Equity Impact, ProInspire Staff
By: Kate Loving, Manager In our last update back in May, ProInspire Director Bianca Anderson discussed our strategic shift from competencies to leadership practices to build inclusive work environments. Feedback from partners and advisors helped us focus on how and why leadership practices can be a …
ProInspire Board, ProInspire Impact
By: Nancy Withbroe, Vice Chair of ProInspire Board of Directors As we look back on this traumatic year during which our nation has suffered such pain and harm, ProInspire is exploring what lessons we’ve learned. This is a year during which we’ve also seen the opportunities for healing and justic…
Catalyst Collective
By: Bianca Anderson, Director ProInspire works to support leaders at all levels with accelerating equity. We hope to play a role in creating a social sector where leaders have the confidence, competence and connections that they need to achieve more equitable outcomes. Over the years, our understand…
ProInspire Impact, ProInspire Staff
By: Monisha Kapila, Founder & CEO 2020 helped us go deeper in our research around Leadership Practices for Race Equity Impact that we have been working on over the past few years. As I reflect back on the year, here are some of my learnings around these core aspects of leadership – inner w…
Catalyst Collective
The Catalyst Collective exists to spark change in a world where 90 percent of nonprofit and philanthropic executive directors or presidents are white. Each day, many Leaders of Color work relentlessly to interrupt the pervasive systemic inequities that disproportionately harm Black and Brown co…
Equity in the Center
The current state of our country highlights that Race Equity work is critical, now more than ever. Together, we’re fighting against the currents of white supremacy, wading bravely through these murky waters with compassion and courage. Together, we are moving forward in ProInspire’s vision for a…
Race Equity
Over the past week, we have seen collective pain across our country over injustices that Black individuals, communities, and families have faced for centuries. This is not new pain, but it has reached a boiling point as the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Abrey, and countless others …
Leadership & Management Practices, Leadership Model for Race Equity Impact
By: Bianca Anderson ProInspire began working on this research in 2016, analyzing existing leadership literature, interviewing thought partners, and bringing forth our own knowledge on what it means to lead. We’ve identified 16 practices (previously called competencies) that connect to leading with…

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