The Origin Story Of Diverse Leaders Group: Why I Resigned From Omnis Education
Many purpose-driven businesses have an origin story, one that goes beyond “Because I had a great idea and I wanted to make some money”.
Diverse Leaders Group is no different. The reason for starting this journey - to achieve equality for all - is personal in more ways than one.
I sit at the intersection of a number of deliberately disadvantaged communities - I’m Brown. I’m gay. I identify as a woman. That’s a fair bit of intersectionality in one small 5ft 2in package. I am regularly discriminated against - almost daily - in multiple ways.
And the reason I resigned from my former company, Omnis Education? Racism.
Even as a co-founder and the COO, my position and the balance of power that existed even at the top, still felt so tenuous and unequal that I was not safe. After the most intense act of DARVO I’ve experienced professionally, I resigned.