Whether we’re aware of it or not, the past year has introduced most everyone to a new language. Words that we used in one context, such as equality, equity, diversity, belonging, and systems, are now taking on new meaning and are being used in new contexts. It’s not always easy to keep up, but for the sake of courageous conversations, it’s important we try.
Our question this episode: how do we talk respectfully and directly about matters of race and privilege when we’re still learning the vocabulary?
My guest today is Arlene Koth, Founder of OPC Consulting. Arlene has over two decades of HR management and organizational planning experience, nearly 20 years of nonprofit experience, and 15 years of C-suite/executive leadership experience.
She helps organizations ensure they not only help their customers and constituents, but also focus on their employees. Arlene helps them implement sustainable practices that support workplace equity, internal cultural change goals, and business objectives.
Arlene has a B.A. in communications and is certified as a senior professional in human resources. She serves on a number of boards and volunteer committees. She resides in Cincinnati, Ohio.