Achieving Authentic Diversity: Support and Empower Black Women Leaders

By Nicole Carey Hey, everyone. Quick pause in your day to talk about something crucial: supporting Black women in leadership. This post is applicable to any diverse person in a leadership role, but I just keep getting calls from Black women, so here we are. I just had a heart-wrenching coaching session with a Black… Continue reading Achieving Authentic Diversity: Support and Empower Black Women Leaders

Roller Derby: Embracing Belonging and Celebrating Diversity

Sporting the blue, white, and black uniform of the Ithaca League of Women Rollers (ILWR) B-team, the Bluestockings, Fanny Farmer, Jagger, and Sissy Sledgehammer [left to right] form a wall blocking the advance of the opposing team’s jammer, seen pressing up behind them in the pink helmet cap. Fanny and Jagger grasp each other’s wrists,… Continue reading Roller Derby: Embracing Belonging and Celebrating Diversity

Finding Freedom in Doing The Work

In this episode of JUST Community, your host Nicole Carey sits down with the inspiring Ava Fenelus, the visionary force behind Lead Free. Together, they explore the profound concept of discovering true freedom in social justice work through active engagement and purposeful efforts. Ava shares her journey, shedding light on the transformative power of taking… Continue reading Finding Freedom in Doing The Work

Shut Up and Dribble

On April 15, 1947, Jack Roosevelt Robinson—or Jackie, as most people know him—changed the game of baseball by stepping onto Ebbets Field as a Brooklyn Dodger. He became the first Black player to play in a Major League Baseball game. This happened in 1947, only 76 years ago. I have always been fascinated with Jackie… Continue reading Shut Up and Dribble

Doing DEI Differently: Intersectionality Is a Verb

By Nicole Carey Since 2020, we’ve seen an undeniable shift in the corporate world’s stance on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Between 2018 and 2022, an impressive 75% of S&P 500 companies recognized the urgent need for change, bringing aboard Chief Diversity Officers (CDO) to lead the charge. A big part of this collective awakening?… Continue reading Doing DEI Differently: Intersectionality Is a Verb

Solidarity September: The Nuances and Necessities of Black and Brown Unity

Hey, Indy Equity fam, Nikki here! Fall’s right around the corner! It’s my absolute favorite season, full of hot beverages, Hispanic Heritage, and fun festivals. So, it is only appropriate to take another deep dive into the end-of-summer pool of societal dilemmas and cultural intersections. September’s posts are all going to be about solidarity, and… Continue reading Solidarity September: The Nuances and Necessities of Black and Brown Unity

Doing the Work – JUST Community Podcast

Nicole Carey and Carrie Cooper introduce JUST Community, a new podcast from Indy Equity Collaborative, in a conversation about doing the work, how they got here, and what’s next.