Right now, it feels like our world is crumbling. We face challenges that feel like it’s setting us back a hundred years, but many like-minded people like myself refuse to be sent back to an era where everyone doesn’t have a seat at the table. We need to use our voices more than ever, and don’t be afraid to speak up more than once. We need to think about what we are doing and how it impacts our future. What are we telling the kids of tomorrow? Are we here to amplify their voices or silence them?

I challenge every business owner, CEO, or president to ask themselves, are you making inclusivity central in your business? How are you embracing every voice in your business? How are you weaving representation into mainstream marketing practices? If you didn’t know, being an inclusive leader starts with you.

-Kurt Thigpen, CEO