Mila DeChant has global expertise in culture, wholistic diversity, and organizations. She is a keynote speaker, researcher, writer, and an advocate. Mila has significant international experience advancing POCs in STEM, advocating for women at work, and leading global diversity and acceptance programmes.
Mila is the Founder and Culture & Diversity Scientist of Chief of Hearts, a culture science company, dedicated to helping organizations build sustainable, evolving cultures that integrates diversity wholistically where valuing ALL people from the core becomes its focal point.
Mila has spent over 20 years in researching and learning the evolving culture of people and organizational behaviour around the world. Having born in one country and lived in multiple places around the world, Mila quickly learnt how racial equity and diversity wasn't a priority in many organisations and in schools around the world. She found the intersectionality of gender, class, cliques, and systems in place created a barrier for equity for women and BIPOC at the workplace. She has since been committed to fighting poverty of the minds and hearts in the way one leads in order to build what diversity must become.
Mila’s background is in Human Conditioning, Organizational Development, Engineering and in Conflict Analysis and Resolution.
AWARENESS & FACILITATION WORKSHOPS
Before we can get to resolutions, we have to acknowledge systemic issues which is often swept underneath the carpet by HR, Management and Leadership. I facilitate workshops in having these difficult conversations in order to design resolution for organisations to retain diverse talent, especially BIPOC. The objective is allow participants to become aware of biases and the gatekeeping practises they consciously create to suppress progression at the workplace.
SOME TOPICS I OFFER:
Recognizing & Reducing Privilege Bullying
Swapping Out Managers Who Use Conscious Bias to Consciously Discriminate
Differentiating Task Managers & People Allies/Sponsors to Enable Diversity
Integrating Diversity As A Whole Vs As An Isolated Theme
Working Backwards To Progress BIWOC At The Workplace
Dismantling Exclusive Inclusion
Intersectionality of Toxic Masculinity & Race
Designing Diversity for ROI
Creating a psychological safe space for our humans to grow, learn, build, and impact exponentially. When we become catalysts of heartship, we are empowering our humans to have their voice, build their identity, and to take ownership.