March 09, 2023
As Black History Month comes to a close, it's important to remain committed to creating lasting change on the journey to equality. We had a moment to chat with Nicole Simpson, DE&I Director at RAPP, about how agencies can continue to support BIPOC talent beyond hiring.
Please talk about your role and your approach to improving diversity and inclusion internally. Do you think that industry as a whole has genuinely created pathways for equal opportunities, starting with graduate hires through to senior roles?
As a DE&I practitioner, my role varies from day to day. Some days I am a strategist. Some days I am a healer. My approach to improving DE&I internally is to help people have a better understanding of themselves and to challenge the idea that we leave ourselves at the door. It is important for us to remember that we are whole human beings with intersectional identities and that we need to bring grace and empathy to all interactions with our colleagues.
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