I’ll be honest: Last summer, it was really hard for me to get work done. As I sat at my desk all day, it seemed like tensions and conflicts around race, identity, and diversity were boiling over across the globe. Around the office, my MailChimp coworkers were talking privately, trying to figure out what was going on, what our roles should be, and what to do.
BuildingÂ The Mothership
My colleagues Aaron, Kevan, and I found ourselves having lots of tough conversations about how to have tough conversations. How could we collectively and inclusively talk about race, injustice, and social issues in our workplace? And how could we turn that conversation toward constructive action?
At most companies, these would be unaskable questions. But MailChimp is different. Our Chief Culture Officer, Marti Wolf, encourages this kind of dialogue, so Aaron, Kevan, and I approached her about hosting a community open forum. … Read more