Diversity and inclusion efforts have proliferated, with many organizations and individuals offering services. Organizations that focus on ending intimate partner and sexual violence have adopted anti-racism or anti-oppression goals. Colleges and Universities are attempting to tackle the same ‘isms while simultaneously addressing sexual violence. Many of these diversity and inclusion efforts, and anti-oppression goals, are set without the expert knowledge on how to be intersectional. Addressing the intersecting needs for the differing identities of your beneficiaries, staff and clients while staying mission and vision focused is difficult.
What makes Ending Payne Consulting Services LLC the right choice for you is that we take a holistic, intersectional approach to diversity, equity, and social inclusion. We recognize that movement toward inclusion is rife with conflict and we minimize that impact with our skills and experience in change management. We support organizational wide development and implementation of strategies. In addition, we support individuals, departments and initiatives within your organization and community.
You can not separate individuals from their multiple identities; therefore, your organization should not try to create policies and practices that deal with these identities separately. The one off training on unconscious bias, forming a D&I working group (and one for LTBTQI+, and women, and...) leaves organizations vulnerable to being reactionary and not creating the inclusive environment they aim to achieve. We work with and through those in the community that have the expertise you are looking for.
Nonprofit success - nonprofits, especially sexual and intimate-partner violence organizations, struggle with the business of running their nonprofit while maintaining their commitment to social change. We focus on bridging the gap between nonprofits' philanthropic cause, the enterprising nature of the for-profit world and how to do that while addressing racism and oppression internally and externally.
Our process will empower you and your team, providing you with the tools needed for success. Talk to us today about how we can support your growth, limit turnover, and put you on track to creating a diverse, inclusive organization poised for success and profit.
Tamika D. Payne, Founder and CEO, of Ending Payne Consulting Services, has provided clients worldwide with the tools and knowledge necessary to create safer, more diverse, and inclusive organizations, programs, and movements. Ending Payne’s creation was to address gender-based discrimination, racism, and inequities within organizations in the anti-sexual violence movement globally. She has 20 years of experience, including 11 years in international development and humanitarian affairs. Ms. Payne is a public speaker, skilled facilitator, and thought leader who weaves together her extensive professional experience with her personal (and shared) experiences of being a queer, black woman (and other intersecting identities) navigating senior leadership positions to elevate the work of protection and equity at all levels of an organization. She provides--and works with subject matter experts--to provide Intersectionality driven consulting services that create inclusive environments with expertise in gender equality, gender-based violence, and diversity, equity, and social inclusion. She started her career counseling sexual violence survivors; then ran a sexual assault counseling program in Michigan. Later she became the Executive Director of the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault. She has served on federal funding boards, task forces, the RAINN advisory board, and others. Ms. Payne transitioned to working internationally, becoming a GBV technical advisor, and then the global coordinator overseeing GBV in humanitarian settings for the United Nations. She has presented at numerous international forums and developed global level strategy as well as community-based interventions. She has helped shape the local, national, and international policy, such as the Call to Action. Tamika is a thought leader and organizational driver with a proven track record in advocacy, and organizational and cultural change management. Her success and commitment to social change was honored as a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award for Meritorious Service from Michigan State University (MSU) in 2022, and she delivered the 2021 Commencement Address for MSU, Lyman Briggs College Graduation. Ms. Payne addresses the lack of intersectionality and DESI in the anti-violence movement, as well as in broader gender and racial equality efforts, strategies, and organizational development with Universities, Corporations, and Non-governmental organizations. Ms. Payne meets each client where they are. She works with--and through--their individual, programmatic or organizational challenges to collaboratively build and support the implementation of integrated, inclusive, intersectional strategies that will create and sustain equitable, inclusive environments. She has also served as the President, Board of Directors, New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault, and Executive Director of the NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault and Interim Executive Director of the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault.
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