Purple Sheep Consulting focuses beyond diversity, equity, and inclusion. We specialize in unpacking belonging, privilege, and justice, making our firm multifaceted, dynamic change agents, and we teach "true" allyship. We can assist in elevating your organization by first performing a cultural assessment and moving on to training and education, where we offer customized tools for success that include maintaining what we teach clients and their trainers. Below we detail the importance of each facet. After learning more about our skills, book a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consultation so we can assess your needs to create a custom plan.
Diversity refers to the variety of differences among people, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, and more. Recognizing and valuing diversity is essential because it allows us to appreciate and learn from different perspectives, experiences, and cultures
Equity refers to the fair distribution of resources and opportunities so that everyone has an equal chance to succeed. This means recognizing that different individuals and groups may require different levels of support to achieve the same outcomes
Inclusion creates an environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and supported. It involves actively seeking out and including individuals from diverse backgrounds and creating a sense of belonging for everyone.
Belonging is about feeling like you are a valued and integral part of a community. It involves creating a sense of connection and shared purpose and ensuring that everyone feels welcome and included.
Justice refers to the fair and impartial treatment of individuals and groups. This includes ensuring everyone has equal access to justice and that the legal system is free from bias and discrimination.
Privilege refers to specific groups' advantages and benefits over others based on race, gender, socio-economic status, and more. Understanding privilege is important because it helps us recognize how systemic inequality operates and work towards creating a more equitable and just society.
Allyship is vital to privilege because privilege often operates in invisible or unrecognized ways by those who possess it. As a result, individuals with privilege may not always be aware of how they benefit from systemic inequality or contribute to it.
Allyship involves privileged individuals using their power and influence to support and advocate for marginalized communities. It involves recognizing systemic inequality, acknowledging one's privilege, and actively working to dismantle the structures perpetuating it.
By being an ally, individuals with privilege can use their power to amplify marginalized communities' voices and concerns, advocate for policies that promote equity and justice, and create more inclusive and equitable spaces.
Furthermore, allyship is essential because it can help build bridges between communities and promote understanding and empathy. It involves listening to the experiences and perspectives of others, learning from them, and using that knowledge to create a more just and equitable society for all.
In short, allyship is vital to privilege because it helps individuals who have privilege to use their power and influence positively to create a more just and equitable society for everyone.
Diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, justice, and privilege are crucial for creating a fair and just society where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive. Our commitment becomes "The Purple Impact" because we equip our clients with sustainable skills that transfer personally and professionally through emotional intelligence, awareness, and intentionality, creating spaces where everyone feels welcome.