17-Jan-2023

NOT SNOW WHITE ENOUGH

A six-year-old black girl had been looking forward to playing Snow White in the school play for weeks. She had been dreaming of the beautiful dress, the magical forest and the prince who would come to save her. But when the white teacher told her she couldn’t play Snow White because she wasn’t a white child, the young girl’s dreams were shattered. I was that six-year-old child...READ MORE...


V. Ophelia Rigault
29-Dec-2022

MY WORD FOR 2023 IS BELONGING

What does it mean to “belong?” I remember being at a boardroom table where someone said a racist comment and not one of my coworkers said anything. Belonging is the feeling of security and support when there is a sense of acceptance, inclusion, and identity that one feels when one is a member of a certain group. At that moment, I felt that I did not belong...READ MORE...


V. Ophelia Rigault

WHEN GRIEF COMES TO WORK

Serious illness and death can shock us in a workplace. As a inclusive leader when a staff/coworker becomes seriously ill or even dies, or they suffer a loss in their family – your company’s productivity and the dynamics of your workplace are affected...READ MORE...