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stoneblockSupporting your journey toward racial equity & justice.

Our strengths-based approach offers businesses, agencies, and nonprofits expertise in a variety of areas, including racial equity, implicit bias, recruitment & retention, strategic planning, organizational change, and more.

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Our Work

Stepping Stone collaborates with organizations that are looking to make a long-term commitment to racial equity. While we are educators at our core, we know that trainings and workshops are not effective on their own, and that structural change is required to advance racial justice. Our work elevates voices that have historically been silenced, and supports leadership in weaving racial equity into all aspects of the organization.

Our process is customized to each client and begins with questions and conversations. Most of our projects implement the following elements over a phased process that is adapted based on organizational needs and financial resources — assessment, education, executive coaching, and strategic planning & policy change.

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About

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Philosophy

Stepping Stone Diversity* Consulting aims to advance racial justice by using research, contextual expertise, and collaboration to develop highly effective, anti-racist organizations. We understand that this work takes time and intention; we consistently work to earn the trust of individuals and communities most impacted by racial inequity. 

We favor patience, support, and partnership. We aim to create brave spaces and encourage courageous conversations. We value the social contexts and relationships in the room, acknowledge colleagues as complex humans and creators of knowledge, and emphasize action, systemic change, and social transformation.

*A note on the term “diversity”: To us, diversity means more than having a variety of perspectives in the room. A diverse community is one in which all people have the resources and opportunities needed to live safe, happy, and healthy lives. When we achieve racial justice, meaningful diversity will be possible. Diversity is the goal that we are striving for, not a diversion from the pursuit of racial justice. 

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Contact

Aristea Saulsbury & Melissa Meiris
info@CultivateDiversity.com