The story of philanthropy, people, and small businesses...

The idea of powerXprivilege came about as I got interested in redefining power and privilege. It got me studying to understand how I can use my power and privilege to advance others. As I looked at the intersection of the two, equity and belonging stood out to me. I wanted to learn, discern, and utilize the tools of equity and belonging in my professional AND personal life.  powerXprivilege is where I document my learnings. 

Philanthropy: Having a career in the social impact sector made it obvious for me to try and implement principles of equity and belonging in the philanthropic sector. I am creating tools and frameworks that begin with relationship building, then move on to unlearning, learning, relearning, decolonizing, and end with trust and partnerships.  I have created frameworks that help philanthropic organizations embed equity in their work at their own pace. 

Women: Having created education and training programs for racialized and equity-seeking groups for nearly 20 years meant that I had to apply principles of equity and belonging to people. I am passionate about helping women reach their full potential. So, I created Women In Power. Women In Power is an allyship leadership practice that brings together lived experiences of white and racialized women. In addition, I have added coaching and mentoring practices specifically for South Asian women to the Women In Power portfolio. 

Small-businesses: Any time money exchanges hands, there is power. Any time money is used to buy something, there is privilege. I am most passionate about helping small-businesses tap into their power and confidence to move away from a scarcity/risk aversion mindset to an abundance mindset/calculated risks. I help small-business owners move towards a growth mindset while addressing the limiting beliefs that hold them back.

So, as I continue on my life-long journey of studying what powerXprivilege means, I invite you to come along. Let's work together to tap into our infinite potential for changing systems and processes.