Equity Through Action with C.Marie Taylor
C.Marie Taylor is a role model and a mentor. We have to get that out of the way right up front because this is one of those conversations that makes us proud; proud of our place in history that allows us to watch people such as her evolve as thought leaders and mentors far beyond us, our community, but to business and leaders around the country.
Her new company is Equity Through Action and through that organization, C.Marie leads leaders through active coaching, equity training, leadership development and recruitment focused on building equity into the very fabric of those with whom she works.
Talking with her this week, Equity Through Action seems to have been an inevitability. At the same time, it is an artifact of our pandemic; a vessel through which she was able to accelerate her work as an advocate and leader at a time so many businesses have been forced to look inward and see themselves and their organizations in truth for the very first time.
We’re honored to have C.Marie Taylor with us on the show today to help us understand what an equity engagement looks like, and how others can raise the bar in their own efforts for change.
Links & Notes
- Equity Through Action: Intentional Work. Long term solutions.
- Thick: And Other Essays by Tressie McMillan Cottom
- (00:00) – Welcome to Mission Forward
- (01:25) – C. Marie Taylor on Transformation for Better
- (05:54) – Talking about, and acting on Equity
- (09:33) – Sponsor: Audible
- (10:15) – Focusing on What Could Be
- (12:42) – Examples of Impact
- (16:13) – Becoming an antiracist organization
- (18:48) – COVID Lessons Learned
- (23:29) – Solution-Based Privilege and Readiness for Change
- (27:02) – Inspirations
This season, we are taking you on a journey to meet ten people influencing and shaping how we communicate at scale for social change. From advertising executives to coalition directors, news editors, campaign managers, and authors, they're all people who are shaping and challenging the deep power of communication. If you’re working to become a more inclusive and thoughtful communicator, there’s nothing holding you back—except you.
Carrie Fox is the founder and CEO of Mission Partners, a woman-owned strategic communications firm and Certified B Corporation that guides high-potential nonprofits, foundations, and socially responsible corporations in realizing their greatest social impact. Since launching her first firm in 2004, she has guided hundreds of organizations around the world to lead with purpose, fueling organizations and their missions forward in new and more impactful ways.