Our Core Values are part of the fabric of our community – they extend to both internal and external aspects. As we’ve being going through the beta phase of your community and laying the foundation we want to grow from, we’ve dialed into what our core values look like, feel like, and how they make an impact for every one involved.
Our core value of diversity has been no different.
We’ve talked about how it’s more than just optics and shared some powerful Ladyboss quotes and insights, now it’s time to share a little more —
How we activate diversity in our community.
We try to instill a sense of diversity and inclusion at every touch point of the community –
visuals that represent the members of our community in all their amazingness.
asking for opinions and insights from our community and including them in the content we create and share – from instagram, to the blog, to inside the Backstage Pass itself.
offering scholarships to help more people join the community and be a part of the conversation.
actively listening to understand where people are coming from and what they need.
“Passing the Mic” and creating space to amplify the stories of all our community members.
asking critical questions that help us think about how we can stay true to our core value of diversity.
Inside the LBI Backstage pass diversity is an opportunity to intentionally include voices that aren’t typically believed or included in the conversation. This can be seen in everything from team structure, events programming and even who we highlight on our social media platforms.
We know that diversity isn’t a “one and done” value. True diversity is ever evolving, expanding and impacting those it touches. We’re on this journey for the long haul and we’re committed to enacting and maintaining our core value of diversity on a daily basis!
We hope you’ll join us on this journey and tell us about your own experiences with diversity in your business below!
We’ve been talking about diversity quite a bit over the last few weeks. It’s one of our main core values and something that is very important to our community! This blog post is a collection of quotes that celebrate diversity. We love these quotes because they remind us that our differences are what makes the world interesting and beautiful. And that diversity is about more than optics!
This collection of quotes really resonated with us and are from a collection of women from all walks of life. Enjoy!
Diversity is about all of us and about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together.
We are all different, which is great because we are all unique. Without diversity, life would be very boring.
Smart teams will do amazing things, but truly diverse teams will do impossible things.
It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity, there is beauty, and there is strength.
The path to diversity begins with supporting, mentoring, and sponsoring diverse women and men to become leaders and entrepreneurs.
Good leadership requires you to surround yourself with people of diverse perspectives who can disagree with you without fear of retaliation.
Doris Kearns Goodwin
We know that diversity can sometimes be more uncomfortable because things are less familiar – but it gets the best results.
Diversity is a fact, but inclusion is a choice we make every day. As leaders, we have to put out the message that we embrace and not just tolerate diversity.
We believe our diversity makes us stronger, smarter, and more innovative, helping us better serve the needs of our clients, our people, and our communities.
Unity, not uniformity, must be our aim. We attain unity only through variety. Differences must be integrated, not annihilated, not absorbed.
Mary Parker Follett
We hope you enjoyed reading these quotes from women who have been involved in creating more diverse and inclusive spaces. Which of these is your favorite? What do they mean to you? Let us know what they mean to you by leaving a comment below!
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Hi Lady Bosses! Yes you…You are a boss in everything you do! I want you all to know that as you read my story. I have come to know that healing is a journey, not a process. The process is what gets you started, but ultimately as you continue to live life you come to realize that healing comes in levels and there are layers to break down. There are so many things I have had to heal from throughout my life, from past hurt, trauma, dysfunction, abuse, brokenness, and even certain health issues.
Before I get to the story, how about I share a little about myself? I am a mother of 4 adult children, 1 son and 3 daughters, a wife, author, writer, coach, speaker, cbd consultant, amongst other business and collaborative projects I do. Some would call me “A renaissance woman”
I never looked at myself as such or even the whole strong woman mentality.
I believe in the power of truth and transparency when it comes to sharing my story and my truth with people who my story is meant to be shared with. Understanding your story is not for everyone and everyone cannot handle your truth. I believe because the universe makes no mistakes and all that has been spoken into my life and aligned in my purpose for good and to inspire others this is for you.
Let me go deeper into those areas I listed above, starting with hurt. I have been hurt by family, old friends, past relationships, and other people I trusted and respected. I even hurt me! Yes, you can hurt yourself when you are not able to love yourself and when you allow people to hurt you after they have been doing so for long periods of time.
You end up on the same side as those who were hurting you. It took me a while to grab hold of the truth that hurt people hurt people, but when I did it helped me to help me, hoping this resonates with someone? I had to get to that place of healing me healing my heart dealing with my own hurt so I would not continue to hurt others. I was able to start loving me and letting go of what others had done to hurt me and pray for their hearts to be healed and for the power of grace to fall on them and they will be better people and stop hurting themselves and other people.
We gotta break the cycle! Or it will repeat itself in very unhealthy ways. This is one part of my hurt.
I have had traumas that I did not acknowledge and to know that you can have traumas that you cannot call it for what it is, was a big conqueror for me all these years later in my life. The biggest trauma I dealt with was losing the father of my 3 oldest children as we were a younger couple , it was a long healing process that I have just arrived at complete release after over 20 plus years.
During these last two years of 2020-2021 has been another level of healing for me from my past.
I had to go back to confront this concerning my dad and I tell you my divine brought that to the light of reconnecting with my dad after decades of time.
I am grateful for not judging it, but with a new found grace and compassion I am leaving room for our relationship to become what it is meant to be between us. I am older now in a different place in my life that I have had to do much self work to get here. I respect my boundaries and I cannot allow anyone to have to go against what serves me and protects me at the same time.
I have made peace with the past and all it was with gratitude for who it allowed me to become and find my passion and purpose. For there is purpose to our pain and we can turn our traumas into purpose and healing as well. It has allowed me to be a better me for me and for those I show up for day to day within all the roles I walk in. It has also helped me to serve better being authentically me. The unapologetic me in every area of my life. I no longer live in the restrictions of judgement but love for me and love for my truth. I am courageous to stand alone when I need to do so.
I continue to support other women in the community space I have created within my empowerment coaching working with women who are pivoting in new purpose, new path and light of their own truth and divinity of women with passion to serve others without being ashamed of their past and who they are. Those women who are on a new spiritual path they have chosen and want to work with someone and be supported by someone who can relate and understands what that experience is like.
Someone who is authentic and shows up not by title but by being a woman who is still on a journey who has life happening for her too and still overcoming wellness issues with fibroids but taking authority over it and grateful for the doctor’s who support my choices of balancing out the medical options but also utilizing holistic wellness practices as well. I see you, I am you, I hear you, you’re not alone.
Affirmation: My womb is clear and being filled with clean energy loving pleasure and all it’s wellness.
Lakeisha is a mother, wife, coach, author, speaker, and advocate for the CBD industry. She is a fierce fighter of adverse mindsets and enviroments as a leader. She is ver passionate about empowering women for purpose. Lakeisha is the founder of CoachingINC. She is a true motivator, continuing to empower and inspire people through coaching and sharing her own personal story in the spaces that it is needed.
Diversity seems to be a bit of a buzz word these days. And while diversity is important in creating an inclusive society, it’s also important to remember that diversity is about more than just optics.
By definition, diversity is: mix of differences in any particular setting to include but not necessarily limited to race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, age, or generation, and job function*, inside our LBI Backstage Pass community we see diversity as so much more!
We gave you a general overview and taste of how we see diversity impacting how we collaborate, elevate and inspire inside the BsP, but we wanted to take it a step further today and share some insights from our community. December is all about diversity for us and we asked our members how thos core value has played a role in their lives and businesses.
The responses we received were powerful and demonstrated why diversity is so important, not just for the optics, but for the impact it has on individuals, businesses and society at large. From creating a more inclusive environment to sparking creativity and new ideas, diversity is key.
“Simply put, diversity for me means the respect for the beauty and strength that makes us all unique.”
We absolutely LOVE this perspective! Diversity is about respecting and celebrating the differences that make each and every one of us unique. And when we come together and celebrate our diversity, we can create a more inclusive world for all.
When we shared our overview of what our core value of diversity looks like, we walked a little bit about how it includes “passing the mic”. That means using our platform and inclusive community as a way to amplify all voices… through the blog, our social media, and the online community itself, we are creating spaces for you to share your story and what is on your heart. We want, NEED, you to share your greatness with the world, and we’re committed to supporting you, giving you a space to do that, and then shouting about it from the roof tops!
Community member Mayrion had this to say about diversity:
“To me, diversity means looking outside of myself, the way I think, feel, and operate and learn, educate, and embrace others that are different from me.”
This is an important perspective… diversity is not just about the external differences that we see, but it’s also about looking inside ourselves and expanding our understanding of the world. When we do this, we can create a more welcoming, open, fair and ACTUALLY diverse world for all.
When I asked our founder, Rose Kaz, the OG ladyboss prototype herself, to share her definition of diversity, she said
“More than optics; it’s important for people to see themselves in different roles of leadership, AND it’s also super important that those leadership roles be ACTUALLY shared and ACTUALLY put into use among the team, that is also ACTUALLY diverse.”
I love this definition… diversity goes beyond optics to include how it is actually put into practice. When we do diversity the right way, it’s impactful for everyone because this core value is shared and visible across all team members and the leadership. When it’s done well, with forethought and intention, diversity allows us all to make an impact and be our most authentic selves.
One things is very clear to me, diversity is more than just a pretty word or an ideal to strive for. It’s something that our community and leadership values and are working hard to create in every aspect of our lives and businesses. From the diversity of our team, to that of our members, to the diversity of our content and the way we share it, we want you to feel seen, represented, valued, heard and cherished!
We are proud to be a community of diverse and inclusive passionate female entrepreneurs. We’ve shared a little more about what diversity means to us, but we know that it’s not the same for everyone. What does diversity mean to you? How do you integrate diverse perspectives into your work environment or business model? Share with us in the comments below!
*Definition from Inclusive Conversations by Mary Frances Winters
Rose Kaz set out to build is a community of women who flip the script on how we do business, sharing the wealth of knowledge and resources to shift old paradigms. The result: the LBI Backstage Pass, a community with people of “any age, any color, any gender, and at any stage of their career to co-create better ways of living for ALL.” In this episode, hear Rose share a need she saw and how she’s filling it to inspire everyone to stand in their power. Find Rose Kaz at lbibackstagepass.com. If you’ve been abused at work and would like to share your story anonymously, email email@example.com. If you feel like you need more help, I have a free guide to recovery steps at http://www.dignitytogether.org/targets and a signup for daily boosts through your inbox at the same place. Facebook: @HierarchyPodcast Twitter: @ScrewHierarchy