Dig, Bridge, Collectively Act: A Proven Approach to Dismantling Systemic Inequities Via Authentic Personal Relationships

Tina Opie, expert in leadership and culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and Beth Livingston, associate professor of management and entrepreneurship at the University of Iowa, present their “Shared Sisterhood Framework” designed to achieve individual and organizational equity across gender, race, and ethnicity in this article. Their work has already impacted 12 large and midsized companies across a variety of industries and has shown significant impact.

They detail the steps involved in adopting this framework, the reasoning behind each, and impactful stories that demonstrate the importance of this approach. Steps include “Dig In,” “Identify Who You Are,” “Research Power Dynamics,” “Recognize Your Knowledge Gaps,” and more.