Tariq Meyers: Lyft’s Head of Inclusion and Diversity Discusses Advocacy, Empathy

Tariq Meyers: Lyft’s Head of Inclusion and Diversity Discusses Advocacy, Empathy

Here at Greenlining’s Leadership Academy, we’ve been on a journey. Over the summer we posted a series of blogs from our Greenlining Fellows, exploring their own personal transformation and #ChangeFromWithin, and what that means for leadership development; I also posted some reflections on what it all means. You can read those prior posts here. I recently spoke to a few of our alumni from prior years, and am offering some of their thoughts, Tariq Meyers is the Head of Inclusion & Diversity at Lyft. Tariq served as a 2014-2015 Economic Equity Fellow at The Greenlining Institute and helped support minority and women-owned businesses and helped lead resistance to bank mergers…
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Jane Kim on Politics, the Private Sector and Leadership

Jane Kim on Politics, the Private Sector and Leadership

Here at Greenlining’s Leadership Academy, we’ve been on a journey. Over the summer we posted a series of blogs from our Greenlining Fellows, exploring their own personal transformation and #ChangeFromWithin, and what that means for leadership development; I also posted some reflections on what it all means. You can read those prior posts here. I recently spoke to a few of our alumni from prior years, and will offer some of their thoughts this week and next. First up: Jane Kim, a Greenlining Fellow in 1999-2000. She has been a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors since 2011, where she spearheaded the effort to make San Francisco City…
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What Will Make the Change We Need in the World?

What Will Make the Change We Need in the World?

Over the last few months we posted a series of blogs from our current Greenlining Fellows, exploring their own personal transformation and #ChangeFromWithin, and what that means for leadership development. You can read the series here. Here at Greenlining’s Leadership Academy, we’ve been on a journey. We invite you to join us. Don’t act like you haven’t been thinking about it; so many of us are. These last few days –no, weeks — actually, the last few months — are taking their toll on my psyche and state of mind. The emotional tug of war I’m in with media trying to stay informed, then forcing myself to unplug to stop…
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Leadership Development: We Need #ChangeFromWithin

Leadership Development: We Need #ChangeFromWithin

Working with amazing leaders has been my job and joy for the last five years at Greenlining. Cohorts of Fellows, Summer Associates, Casistas and interns have been through the intense investment of the Greenlining Academy in building the policy and advocacy skills they will need to lead the push towards creating racial equity in California. Together, our Academy team has done the work I am most proud of in my life… and it’s not enough. CLICK TO TWEET:.@greenlining has been doing #leadershipdevelopment for over 20 years. See what they’ve learned along the way. In five years, I have worked with about 272 participants in “hard skills” workshops like public speaking,…
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Who Will Lead?

Who Will Lead?

You know that feeling when everything falls into place? It’s a moment of connection, a sense of confidence or centeredness. We may experience it differently, but we’ve all had that moment where we feel like we understand our purpose. It comes from living our values, and often the feeling is brief. Throughout my life, I’ve spent a lot of time trying to recreate the conditions to support that feeling in myself and others– this is what drew me into the field of Leadership Development, a sector containing phrases like “empowering spaces”, “adaptiveness”, “holistic practices”, “diverse lived experiences”, and “emergent leadership”. With all this language, it’s easy to lose track of…
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