Below is our recent interview with Founder and CEO Dr. Akilah Cadet, named Forbes Next 1000, has a strong public health background and 15+ years of experience working with private and public sector companies, and is an international expert on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace.
Q: Could you provide our readers with a brief introduction to your company?
A: Change Cadet organizational development consulting firm, which offers a broad array of strategy and diversity services for companies and global brands.
Q: Any highlights on your recent announcement?
A: Change Cadet is excited to introduce this platform. It is all about learning and unlearning in order to be anti-racist. There are modules, text messages, videos, relevant articles, and resources right at your fingertips. It is teaching and learning in an independent, and introspective environment all your own.
Q: Can you give us more insights into your offering?
A: The Change Cadet Action Network is an interactive, self-paced approach to dismantling the constructs of white supremacy. The journey to becoming an anti-racist is one that involves learning and unlearning, and challenging the systems that negatively impact Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), disabled, and LGBTQ+.
Q: What can we expect from your company in next 6 months? What are your plans?
A: Each month there will be new modules and resources with more ways to strengthen your knowledge and unveil the biases that we all have. The goal is to move to a place of being conscious of the ideas, structures and systems in which we take part that uphold values of white dominant culture and supremacy. We each can start, pivot or affirm our commitment to doing the work to achieve humanity and equality for all.
Q: What is the best thing about your company that people might not know about?
A: One of the best things about Change Cadet is that we do not believe in a “one size fits all” way of improving and strategizing with companies and people. We aim to build strong and honest relationships with our clients and followers so that our work together is more impactful, consistent and long term. We acknowledge that some people don’t know what they don’t know, so we provide the tools needed to be comfortable being uncomfortable when becoming anti-racist.