Today’s guest is a close friend and colleague who leads with purpose and compassion. Nadia Ali is a change maker who isn’t afraid to call you in while exuding kindness and intention. Nadia brings her full cultural self into all of her interactions and is dedicated to inclusivity and equity as a thread throughout her life and work.
Some favorite quotes:
“That’s my passion, how do we create spaces for our kiddos across our communities to feel confident in their identities and feel supported in those identities in the ways that they want to express themselves.”
“I just really hope that all of our future generations can confidently step into their own identities with less barriers.”
“When we are empathic and compassionate, it leads to connection and vulnerability, more collaboration, which leads to more productivity, which leads to stronger teams and communication.”
In this show we're talking about:
- Identity and the role it plays in one’s awareness of their power and uniqueness
- Showing up in the world as a visibly Muslim woman with a bi-cultural identity
- Safe vs. Brave spaces
- Work/life balance within your work in the DEI/JEDI space
More about Nadia Ali and her work:
Nadia is Founder and CEO of Idea Labs, a mission-driven consulting firm advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and across communities through training, leadership coaching and organizational strategy. She has over 20 years of experience spanning program management, coalition building, leadership development, community outreach, and health and racial equity. In her spare time, Nadia loves spending time with friends and family, traveling, cooking and baking, being outdoors with her husband and two children, and building community.
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Thank you for listening to the show. It is such an honor and joy to have these conversations with you. They are necessary and needed and we are here to do the work.
Xo, Sage & Erica
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