We’re checking in…

Checking-in to affirm that your feelings matter. Checking-in to remind you that we’re thinking of you, your family, your teams, your work.


Times of crisis underscore the important nature of our work, as some of the most vulnerable and marginalized communities feel the impact the most.


Next week, we’ll be hosting a free, public Virtual Learning LabWorking, Leading, and Living Amidst the Unknown: Strategies for Managing the Impact of Coronavirus. We will ‘check-in’ and co-create solutions for working, leading, and living amidst the unknown. We’ll use this as an opportunity to affirm our experiences and feelings, and share strategies for working remotely and centering equity and justice in our solutions to manage our businesses, work, and teams during the coronavirus pandemic. We’ll also discuss ways in which we can continue to practice physical distancing without compromising our need for social connection.

Join members of our team on 
Monday March 23 at 2:00PM EDT for this timely experience. You can register here.


Brittany J. Harris, Vice President, Learning and Innovation, The Winters Group

Brittany is responsible for curating and facilitating learning experiences that shift perspectives, change hearts, and empower action in service of equity, justice, and inclusion. Brittany supports non-profit and for-profit organizations in designing high-impact learning and education programs that focus on competency building around diversity, equity, inclusion, and cultural competence and “meeting people where they are” in their journey


Mary-Frances Winters, President and CEO, The Winters Group, Inc.


“How should leaders respond during this time?”

Mary-Frances truly believes that diversity and inclusion work is her “passion and calling.” Dubbed a thought leader in the field, for the past three decades Mary-Frances has impacted hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals with her thought-provoking message and approach to diversity and inclusion. She was recently named by Forbes as one of 10 trailblazers in diversity and inclusion you need to get familiar with.


Leigh Morrison, Learning and Innovation Manager, The Winters Group, Inc.

“How can employees stay engaged, connected?”

Leigh is responsible for supporting the development and research for The Winters Group learning experiences and resources. Leigh is passionate about the potential for education in its many forms to advance equity. Specific interests include increasing accessibility of education for students of color; promoting culturally-relevant learning as a tool for individual and community empowerment; and leveraging strong educational practices to design equity and inclusion-related education that is accessible, impactful, and enduring.


Dr. Tara Doaty, Founder, Sage Wellness Group

“How do we prioritize our mental and emotional wellbeing during this time?”

Dr. Doaty obtained her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Howard University. She has obtained several certifications in evidenced-based practices aimed at strengthening parent and child attachment and working with survivors of trauma. Due to her over 18 years of experience working with parents and families, Dr. Tara has developed several curricula covering the areas of parenting from a trauma-informed perspective, mindfulness, and recovery from various forms of addiction. She has also developed curricula for social work supervisors aimed at increasing productivity, skill, supporting staff and clients, and increasing agency motivation


Ariel Guerrero, Founder & Consultant, O&G Racial Equity Collaborativ

“How do we center equity and justice in our responses and action?”

Ariel is founder and principal of ArielEGuerrero LLC, a multi-dimensional consultancy and co-founder of the O&G Racial Equity collaborative, a group working with institutions on racial equity knowledge building, leadership, and implementation. Prior to, Ariel’s experience has been grounded in over 12 years of work in the non-profit, government and philanthropy sectors with organizations such as the National League of Cities, Lutheran Services in America, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and The National Housing Partnership (NHP) Foundation.