Hello Elpha Community!
I hope this hour finds you all healthy and in good spirits.
I’m Dominique Hollins, Founder and Connector-in-Chief of WĒ360, a boutique justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) consulting firm. I serve the global community as a trusted strategic advisor to executive leaders and employee advocates at public, private, academic and non-profit institutions around the world. I provide JEDI advocates and decision-makers with the framework and tools to launch customized strategies that bridge the gap between corporate responsibility and organizational accountability.
I have a sales, operations, and financial background that allowed me to drive sales at Google, lead business operations, compliance and marketplace diversity at eBay and become a thought-leader and influencer across Silicon Valley for my employee resource group (ERG) advocacy.
But this is not at all how my story started nor where I intended for it to go.
I used to believe that I could always earn my way to wherever I needed to go, as my academic path had repeatedly proven. Well, my time in the tech industry revealed to me that my idea of a meritocracy would not be honored, especially not for a Black bisexual woman Millennial who was entering the workforce during the financial collapse of 2010. My career became riddled with, what I didn’t know at the time to be, microaggressions, imposter syndrome, anxiety, depression and PTSD.
I needed to find a new way to succeed in or out of an exclusionary work environment.
I didn’t become a D&I/DEI/DEIB/JEDI advocate because I wanted to, I became a JEDI change agent out of necessity.
Today, my mission is to enable global prosperity by connecting corporate, non-profit, government, academic and community resources directly to the people with whom they have shared goals or interests, specifically people of color. If I can elevate just one, then they can elevate another and the vibration continues until we all have what we need.
I do this as the Founder of my own company, Co-Founder of Our Collective - a community ERG for Black and Latinx talent across Silicon Valley, Coach, Facilitator and DEIB Senior Fellow at Hone and as a public speaker. I use the skills and strengths from my life story to turn the tides of corporate hypocrisy and exclusion against itself. I am the change I have been waiting for.
In my spare time, I enjoy learning about quantum consciousness, marine biodiversity, playing chess, writing, hiking, exploring food and wine or engaging in stimulating conversations.
Ask me anything about being a JEDI catalyst, how to remove cultural barriers to broaden employee engagement and focus, servant leadership, career development, executive influence, mindfulness, community building, food and wine, self-care, cultivating fun, authenticity, collaborative working environments, project management, executive training, or anything else!