It’s time for good leaders to take good actions.
As the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer for the Hampton Roads Chamber, it is my responsibility to view everything we do through an equitable and inclusive lens for the business community. The recent passing of the Honorable Congressman John Lewis left our nation with an essay that asked for togetherness and hope. John Lewis shared the concept of getting into “good trouble” and standing up for what is right. As leaders in the business community we should be asking ourselves, how we can take Congressman Lewis’s message and change the current narrative? How do we examine our personal values and the values we have instilled in our organizations? In these current times of our Nation, it is imperative for us to look at methods for getting into good trouble and how it relates to inclusivity and success.