All businesses and all business leaders have a role to play in the dismantling of unjust, racist, and extractive systems. Shift is an event intended to help advance that work. Justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism are at the core of our purpose, mission, and vision.
Shift aims to bring together a diverse community of entrepreneurs and business leaders to share knowledge about the best ways we can help move our society away from racism, discrimination, exclusion, and exploitation and towards justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. We invite and welcome everyone to this event and community and encourage all who join to share your perspectives and listen to the voices of others.
This document lays out justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion as well as a number of commitments that we, including organizers of the event and collaborators, have made to ensure that the structure, content, and experience of this event practices the ideals we are working to achieve.
Because we intend for our approach to be actionable, not merely theoretical, we hired JEDI consultant Jocelyn Corbett to craft definitions of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion that are relevant to this event so that all collaborators and participants operate with a shared understanding of what we mean when we use these terms.