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Equity in Action

A Social Action Initiative

Why Equity In Action

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Empowering racial dynamics training.

Our racial dynamics training spans the course of the year and guides your team through the challenges of identifying and addressing racial stress in the workplace and fostering inclusion and diversity in your company.

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A transformative leadership journey.

Leaders are invited based on their desire to be a changemaker and ally in their organization or community. They are willing to advocate for inclusion, diversity and equity in the workplace.

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Cross-racial fierce conversations.

Leaders will engage in fierce conversations. They are willing to grow and address unconscious biases in themselves and systemic racism.

“9Paths believes fostering inclusion in organizations is invaluable to business sustainability. We understand that leveraging diversity and nurturing inclusion impacts innovation, collaboration, and response to the ever-changing global customer needs. We stand behind diversity of thought being the driving force for positive organizational culture.”

— Sharon Ball, Founder LPC-MHSP, NBCC

Investing in High Potential African-American Employees and Small Business Owners

Leverage Diversity of Thought

  • Demographic and cultural competency training.
  • The effects of white culture on organizations.
  • Team diversity training.

Foster Inclusive Leadership

  • Training in identifying & eliminating unconscious biases.
  • Training for proteges to target and eliminate performance limiting behaviors, executive presence training and tools for racial fatigue in the workplace.

Fierce Conversations

  • Guided facilitation to learn and practice engaging in racial conversations.

Cohort Solutions

  • A DEI solution-focused project addressing systemic racism for implementation in Nashville, Tennessee. Each sponsorship pair will be assigned to subgroup in the cohort for the year. This subgroup will collaborate and will present their project at the end of the year.

A Transformative Journey:

Become a Strong Ally
Providing Visibility for High Profile Employees/Business
Jump Starting Network Connections
Engaging in Fierce Conversations
Sustainable Sponsorship Relationships

Our Partners

Founded in 1968 by a group of diverse business and community leaders, the Urban League of Middle Tennessee has a strong reputation for executing impactful programming that serves to improve the economic well-being of African-Americans in the greater Nashville community.

The Urban League is excited to have this opportunity to partner with 9Paths and strengthen its infrastructure, programming and provide access to corporate partners. Empowering communities and changing lives is the impact of ULMT’s mission by enable African-Americans, other minorities, and disenfranchised groups to secure economic self-reliance, power, parity, and civil rights.

“Through our new relationships, my protege partner and I are working on multiple projects which introduce his talents to a broader audience. Our partnership is focused on advancing his career development.”

— Advocate

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