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8 Lessons from Diversity Reboot 2020

Over 40,000 people joined us online last week for Diversity Reboot 2020. We're so grateful to those of you who joined us and we are feeling re-energized and more committed than ever to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our homes and our workplaces.


As we reflect on all of the insights shared last week, we wanted to share some of the quotes that stuck with us and have helped us contemplate how to best contribute to the building of a new, more equitable world:

On the value of diversity. 

On the need to seek out underrepresented talent. 

On the importance of self-care. 

On optimism. 

On not overlooking the importance of the "everyday" experiences we create.

On rethinking inclusion. 

On perseverance. 

On authenticity. 


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Stay tuned for more Summit recaps and updates on recordings!

Have other post-Summit content you'd like to see? Takeaways from the Summit that you'd like to share? Let us know in the comments below.

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If you are not a member of the Asian-American community, you might feel powerless– as if you have no say in the matter. It's easy to believe that your actions aren't effective and cannot lend support to your colleagues and friends from the Asian-American community. But that is not the case– in reality, there are a number of actions you can take against Asian hate that can have real impact, in both your professional and personal life.

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We know from the examples set by our coworkers and friends just how good moms are at juggling competing responsibilities and priorities. ("If you want to make sure something gets done, give it to a busy person" would be even more accurate if it was changed to "give it to a working mom.")

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