The promise and the challenge: how does sociocracy contribute to diversity and inclusion? (Sheella Mierson and Ocie Irons)

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Description: Sociocracy, with key values of equivalence and transparency, holds promise for improving diversity and inclusion. We will give some ideas of what specific sociocratic practices can contribute to this, and what the challenges might be. We will invite you to share the successes and challenges you and your organization experience in this arena, so that we can all get ideas and even inspiration from each other.

Bios: Sheella Mierson, Ph.D., a founding member of The Sociocracy Consulting Group (, helps organizations and individuals design structures, processes, and relationships for creative collaboration, so that everyone can flourish. Sheella has a long term interest in diversity and inclusion in the workplace and organizations.

Ocie Irons works with nonprofits on economic development projects in marginalized neighborhoods where he has provided training, coaching & advisory services to small business owners & entrepreneurs for over a decade. He also works with community-based nonprofits to create centers supporting small-to-medium-sized businesses. Ocie was introduced to sociocracy by Sheella Mierson while working for co-op developer, C2BE.

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