SILENCE IS NOT THE WAY: June has been a month unlike any other I have experienced. Juggling the impacts of COVID while we, as a nation, recognize the depth of the racial injustice that still exists has been simply exhausting. At the same time, I realize that my exhaustion pales in comparison to the exhaustion felt by many after facing decades of systemic racism.

Because I aim to keep my posts positive, I rarely post about topics like social issues, politics or religion. But over the past month, I have realized that it is time for me, like many other leaders in my industry, to lend my voice to the cause. When you’re silent, people can make assumptions about how you feel, and those assumptions can give power and energy to people hoping to maintain the status quo.

Make it be known that I have always believed in the importance of racial equality and diversity in the workforce. Discrimination is 100% unacceptable in my world and across SmarterChaos and She Is Media, and I – alongside my team – have pledged to do what I can to create positive impact for Black Americans and anyone else who are marginalized.

We are actively seeking opportunities to support diversity initiatives. I welcome my community to make recommendations so we can join forces together and create impact.

Please email us at PRmarketing@smarterchaos.com. We’re listening.