For the past two weeks, I’ve started and stopped writing a few different blog posts. While all were well-intentioned, they weren’t quite right. I think it’s because, like many of you, I’m still figuring out how I can become a better ally to the Black community personally and through my business.
As someone who is passionate about helping businesses turn their purpose into action, I know this requires more than a blog post and some podcast episodes. I need to clarify how I can better support Black communities and push back against systemic racism, take action on these steps, and align my business in a way that upholds anti-racism.
As I continue down this path, I’m going to keep listening, learning, asking questions and readjusting. I appreciate the Black leaders who are sharing their experiences, their stories and their tools to help in this process.
I launched Purpose Greater Than Profit after discovering a new wave of business leaders who believed they could make money and improve the world around them. I believe this mindset is more relevant than ever and that every business has an opportunity to do something.
I occasionally come across powerful quotes that shape my thinking or my work – like this one:
“The work of anti-racism is the work of becoming a better human to other humans.”
– Austin Channing Brown
I heard this quote during a recent discussion between Austin Channing Brown and Brene Brown as part of #sharethemicnow and it stuck with me. If you’re interested, you can listen to their entire conversation.