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  • Writer's pictureTaChelle Lawson

Belonging B.S.

Updated: Jun 22, 2023

Creating a sense of belonging in business is a joke. I said it. It is not an area that we focus on. My team and I look at this and are like, please. I belong to the black community. I belong to the Christian faith. I belong to the Nelson clan. Belonging is such a deep and intimate word. It has no place in the business world.

Again, from TaChelle Lawson's perspective, you do whatever you want to. I do, however, encourage you to focus on inclusion because that is an attainable goal.

Inclusion is what we're really, truly after. Who even added the B to DEIB? I mean, we're still trying to figure out the E, let alone adding another, anyway, I digress. The B in DEIB should be business and business only. Belonging has no place there.

But before you even attempt to focus on another letter, let's master the I. We are a long way from mastering the I. We are a long way from creating true inclusion. Now, if belonging is something that really, really matters to you, great.

I want to talk to you about your inclusion first. And then you can tell me what you've done to create belonging, because it is impossible to create belonging without inclusion.


If you’re interested in hearing more about what TaChelle has to say about Inclusion, you can book her as a speaker here. If you want to learn more about the Three R’s of DEI, you can download our FREE white paper here.

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