Diversity, Inclusivity and Equity

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Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization. 

~Mahatma Gandhi

VIA Consulting’s comprehensive methodology supports organizations to successfully cultivate Diversity, Inclusivity and Equity (DI&E) at a fundamental level. We provide high-level engagement and in-depth DI&E training that equips the organization in successfully co-creating inclusive cultures and equitable systems. 

"Our holistic approach with this multifaceted body of work is encompassing of our shared humanity and our intent to catalyze systems towards equity.

As such, centering diverse and marginalized voices is critical in informing meaningful systemic change at a fundamental level. Our commitment to cultivating true Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is rooted in principles of learning with humility, exercising compassionate and active listening, and leading through transformation in order to co-create 

an equitable, thriving and just world for all." 

Diversity, Inclusivity and Equity methodology includes:

  • Enlist key stakeholders in meaningful engagement, both internal and external.

  • Enlist organization’s commitment for systemic change, with an inclusive shared vision. 

  • Conduct a comprehensive equity and impact assessment.

  • Examine racial inequities and power dynamics within the organization, and its operations.

  • Examine diversity, equity and inclusion at a fundamental and systemic level.

  • Interdisciplinary training, with a humanistic and holistic approach as an unfolding journey.

  • Defining and cultivating diversity, equity and inclusion based on shared vision and goals.

  • Designing policies, and guidelines, that result in equitable opportunities for everyone.

  • Identifying culturally relevant ways to engage with community and constituency. 

  • Operationalize diversity, equity and inclusion through system's approach.

  • Defining and implementing best practices, evaluation methodology and metrics.

  • Assessing, measuring and reporting on outcomes and meaningful impact.

 

Effectively cultivating Diversity, Inclusivity and Equity informs and empowers individuals, and communities at large, on how to identify and shift oppressive power dynamics and how to become a more effective ally and change-agent.  

About Valeria, aka Val: 

Thriving in the face of adversity has defined Val’s life, especially during her childhood while growing up in inner city Boston in the 1980s. Her life experiences as an immigrant child, and Latinx-woman-of-color have shaped her in profound ways. As a result, Val is deeply committed in cultivating diversity, inclusivity and equity at a fundamental level. As a visionary and seasoned executive, Val has a successful and proven track-record in leading teams through organizational growth and system's change through a decolonizing praxis.

VIA Consulting LLC.

Vision + Implementation + Action

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