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Self to Systems: Leading for Race Equity Impact

This Leadership Model is a tool to support individuals and organizations with core commitments, corresponding practices, and reflection questions that can create and sustain racially equitable experiences and outcomes within the social sector.

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Self to Systems: Leading for Race Equity Impact

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Leadership Model for Race Equity Impact, Uncategorized
Now that you’ve downloaded our Self to Systems publication, it’s time to explore what’s core to our Leadership Model. Class is in session! Join us for our Lunch and Learn Core Commitment series. We’re serving up tools to help you learn, adopt, engage, and better understand the four core …
Blog, Education, Leadership & Management Practices
By Megan Grimaldi, PNLC member As we step out cautiously into the world again, in the midst of what seems like a never-ending cycle of crises, I hope that we maintain this renewed appreciation for and commitment to creating equitable communities that grew out of the pain of the last two years. In Au…
Blog, ProInspire Staff,
ProInspire’s AAPI staff opens up and answers how their racial identity and lived experience shaped their leadership. I identified most strongly with my Asian identity until witnessing 9/11 as someone with the last name of Islam. Namira Islam Anani, Director In order to lead forward, I’ve found I…
Blog, Competency Model, Competency Model, Education, Leadership & Management Practices, Leadership Model for Race Equity Impact, Leading for Equity, Race Equity,
“At ProInspire, we have been creating space for people to share their individual experience, and then understand it through the eyes of a collective.“ At ProInspire, we took the last few weeks of December to reflect on what we did and learned through our work in 2021. As an organiza…
Blog, Competency Model, Competency Model, Education, Leadership & Management Practices, Leadership Model for Race Equity Impact, Leading for Equity, Race Equity,
“Integrity is choosing courage over comfort; choosing what is right over what is fun, fast, or easy; and choosing to practice our values rather than simply professing them.”– Brené Brown Advancing racial equity within organizations builds upon the work of “Leading Self” and “Leading…
Blog, Competency Model, Competency Model, Education, Leadership & Management Practices, Leadership Model for Race Equity Impact, Leading for Equity, Race Equity,
“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” – Lilla Watson and Aboriginal activists group, Queensland, 1970s Neriel: First, I wanted to ask you what the commitment…
Blog, Competency Model, Education, Leadership & Management Practices, Leadership Model for Race Equity Impact,
Part one of our four-part Commit to Shift blog series I vividly remember the day I found out I was Black… It was in the Shaffer’s hallway, as the sunlight pierced through the glass front door.  Moments before, I had been playing happily with Emily and Greg. I can still hear the sound of our…
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We’re excited to introduce our newly released… Self to Systems: Leading for Race Equity Impact  This model is based on research ProInspire started five years ago and supports individuals and organizations in identifying how their practices can create and sustain racially equitable e…
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Your unwavering support and investment in our mission and vision of ProInspire have helped us expand our capacity to activate leaders and accelerate racial equity. Last year on #GivingTuesday, you responded to our appeal for support and helped us raise $42,000 to improve our internal capac…
Blog, Impact Investing, , Uncategorized
The reality of the pandemic has disproportionately impacted BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) business owners already contending with an existing economy mired with social and systemic inequities. Supporting small BIPOC-owned businesses and vendors, who often give back to their local commun…
Blog, Education, Leadership & Management Practices
On Friday, October 8, 2021, President Biden signed the first-ever presidential proclamation declaring October 11 Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Today and every day, ProInspire acknowledges the vast contributions, sheer resilience, and rich culture of our country’s first inhabitants and their d…
Blog, Education, Leadership & Management Practices
As a Haitian American who currently has family on the ground in Haiti impacted by the recent earthquake, I am working through a lot of heartache and grief. Since the 2010 earthquake and before joining ProInspire, I have worked in Haiti, organizing mobile medical clinics and supporting disaster relie…
Blog, Education, Leadership & Management Practices
The importance of practical examples to contextualize race equity practices seems to be a running theme in our recent training and workshops. Last week we were invited by LeadersTrust, an organization that invests in people at the heart of change, together with its sister program, the Resilience Ini…
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…

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