A Note from LCW Leadership: Statement on Florida’s “Stop Woke Act”

Dear Clients, Partners, and Friends,

At LCW we approach the brave conversations we have every day from a place of learning and growth that never compels individuals to make assumptions or judgements based on race, gender, nationality, or any other part of their identity. We take pride in helping individuals recognize and then directly challenge racial and gender-based stereotypes with great care and consistency. After reviewing Florida’s CS/HB 7: Individual Freedom bill (commonly known as the “Stop Woke Act”), which establishes new regulations on workplace trainings in the state of Florida, we’d like to assure you that LCW trainings never promote stereotyping based on identity in any way and, therefore, are not affected by the restrictions this Florida legislation describes.

We share in the disappointment felt by many who view this legislation as another attempt to restrict brave conversations about race and gender in the workplace. This legislation is not the first to attempt to restrict brave conversations in the workplace and assuredly will not be the last. As diversity, equity, and inclusion practitioners, we have experienced the transformational power of these conversations first-hand as we witness professionals across cultures, industries, and borders learn about themselves and others. By allowing professionals of all backgrounds to better understand one another, these conversations are crucial to ensuring that all people have the opportunity to thrive.

We remain committed to living out our mission of helping individuals and organizations be successful across cultures. Accordingly, we will continue having conversations grounded in historical events and cultural competence and commit to partnering with our clients to ensure that these conversations are allowed to continue to transform organizations and individuals for the better.

Thank you for your continued partnership.

The LCW Leadership Team

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