Something I believe we can all stand behind is for our businesses to become more culturally and racially diverse, inclusive, and equitable. I think a lot of us know that there is work to be done but we don’t know what we don’t know. What does racial representation look like and what action can we take?
My guest today is Annie Gichuru, a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coach & Consultant and Founder of Uplifting Studios. Combining her experience as an internationally certified life coach, her love of storytelling, and her extensive career as an HR specialist, Annie works to support online business owners to become genuine allies and advocates for racial equity.
In this episode, Annie shares her personal experience moving from Kenya to Australia and the importance of seeing your culture represented in the media and in leadership and influential roles. We talk about what representation should look like in business and how it must be authentic and come from a values-led perspective.
With her gentle spirit and graceful manner, Annie encourages us to take a personal journey first, to educate ourselves on these important matters by listening and having conversations. Then, with a genuine heart to make positive change, we can start taking action in our business to become more diverse, inclusive, and equitable.