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Stop Saying “Never Again”

Stop Saying “Never Again”

Do you know that the question I hear most often is “how do I approach sensitive topics and events?” I always answer: with an open heart and mind. Let’s discuss the topic dujour in Canada: the news of the discovery of a mass grave in what was one of the residential...

So, What is Transformative Mediation?

So, What is Transformative Mediation?

Let’s start with what is mediation in the first place because there are many misconceptions about it. Mediation is a conflict resolution process, not a legal process. It aims at encouraging, supporting and inspiring those who don’t know how to handle difficult and...

Do Women need to be more?

Do Women need to be more?

More confident? More courageous? Stronger? Excel harder? The answer is complicated but the simple answer is NO. Not in the society set up with systems that don’t acknowledge women’s excellence. Not where if you’re too smart or too good looking you get penalized....

A Year Into COVID-life

A Year Into COVID-life

It North America, we’re a year into living with Covid and the restrictions in place to contain it. The Social restrictions and the personal restrictions placed on us have been a challenge for everybody. The fear of life after-Covid is in the air now that vaccine...

Stop Tokenizing Women In Professional Spaces!

Stop Tokenizing Women In Professional Spaces!

It’s a bold statement and it’s a triggering one for me. As a woman, I know what it’s like to dare to be ambitious and flawed and how it feels to be scrutinized by mostly male supervisors in a callous and contemptuous manner. It’s rarely about the skills and value I...

Happy International Women’s Day Month!

Happy International Women’s Day Month!

We have a lot going on this month at Not In My Colour. Our conversations are very deep and we hear a lot about zoom fatigue and social activism fatigue. I’ve been zooming with friends and colleagues and the conversations with women always-without exception- lead to...

Racist Patronizing in Professional Spaces

Racist Patronizing in Professional Spaces

(Did you sign up for our bi-monthly newsletter curated with knowledge and tools on how to confront and combat biases) As we’re nearing the end of Black History Month 2021, I want to take the time to continue the discussion on allyship. What 2020 revealed is that...

Conflict Happens

Conflict Happens

(and if you’re a leader looking to grow your Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity skills, we have a Masterclass just for you) Don’t you wish you knew how to say the right thing at the right time in any situation? Especially, how to be smarter when tumultuous situations...