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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, News, Race Equity, ,
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…
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…

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