MindShare – July 15, 2021

UpcomingMindShare – July 15, 2021
  • MindShare
    July 15, 2021
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Our twice-monthly MindShare meetings provide participants a rich environment for sharing professional experiences and challenges. This gathering of seasoned consultants and seekers, internal and external helpers and managers forms the core of how we support each other in building our community of practice across change disciplines and career situations.

People trade ideas and learnings with each other as we focus on the challenges individuals bring to the table. Coaching, mentoring, introducing different perspectives and reframes, all play their role in making these gatherings exciting and beneficial to all who come.

Hearing each other’s stories and different voices energizes us and builds relationships that extend beyond the “room.” Please join us on the first and third Thursdays of each month. All are welcome!

Special Focus for June, July and August (third Thursday)

The Key to Creating Sustainable DEI Impact: Anti-Oppressive Human Resources Design
Rashmi Dixit and Kate Dixon | RaKa Rising

Corporations have pledged over $35 billion toward racial equity and inclusion in the past year (source: Wall Street Journal, 12/21/2020), and yet some of the same organizations pledging resources have since been blamed for discriminatory practices (source: Forbes, 2/23/2021). Why the disconnect between intent and impact? And how can organizations make lasting — and non-performative — change?

We believe Anti-Oppressive Human Resources Design is a key element to holistic and sustainable change.

Are you curious about what Anti-Oppressive HR might look like and how to bring Anti-Oppressive HR design and practices into your organization? Please join Rashmi Dixit and Kate Dixon for a three-part conversation. We’ll discuss:

Session 1 – June 17, 2021: How did we get here?

First, we’ll share stories and experiences of historical and current HR practices, look at what we value, and understand the underlying systems that contribute to and enable oppressive impacts.

Session 2 – July 15, 2021: What is possible with anti-oppressive HR?

In our second session, we’ll imagine the potential for organizations adopting anti-oppressive HR design, and discuss and challenge limitations.

Session 3 – August 19, 2021: How can we take action?

In our final session, we’ll share frameworks for anti-oppressive HR design, and step into meaningful dialogue and sustainable action.

Join us for any or all of these sessions!

Rashmi Dixit is an Asian-Indian, cis-gendered woman who uses she/her/hers as pronouns. Rashmi, Co-Founder and Partner in RaKa Rising, is based in Portland, Oregon and is fluent in English, Hindi and Marathi. Rashmi has worked in creating systems consciousness, diversity and equity in her work as an OD professional, ICF-credentialed PCC coach, and Educator. She uses Appreciative Inquiry, and a Social justice lens in all her developmental work. She engages with management teams to coach, discuss, debate and design some of the most detailed strategies for implementing conscious behavioral and cultural changes across the organizations and communities.

Kate Dixon (she/her), author of Pay UP! Unlocking Insider Secrets of Salary Negotiation, is Co-Founder and Partner in RaKa Rising. She has spent the past 25 years working with leaders in organizations including Nike, Intel, American Express, Mercari, One Community Health, The Learning Policy Institute, and Northwest Housing Alternatives. Kate's an ICF-credentialed PCC coach, sits on the Forbes Coaches Council, and has been an HR leader and certified compensation professional for over 20 years.

RaKa Rising is a leadership development, coaching, and human resources consultancy specializing in anti-oppressive human resources design, change and conflict management, as well as training and facilitation for organizations of all sizes, from startups to Fortune 100 companies.


  • Free and open to the public.
  • This meeting is held virtually using Zoom.
  • Please sign in a few minutes before the program to make sure your audio and video equipment are ready to go. There is no technical support for virtual meetings.
  • Space limited to 100.
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