Diversity + Equity + Inclusion + Learning to Do More

Thoughts & Feelings on Diversity

"I strive to promote equal opportunity and celebrate diversity to support fairness, wisdom, & resilience. I believe we are all one family, one human race with common needs, and a desire for positive outcomes. I offer to support your influence, impact, and opportunities, however I can.

Since I specialize in innovation using Agile/Scrum principles, I can help you explore & use agile principles in your organizations, old or new. Through brainstorming, coaching, training, or leveraging connections, together, we can identify and map your path to empowerment and success. My wish is that we all learn to fish better, share our learnings, and expand our mutual prosperity. Let me know how I can help you grow." -- Michael Kelley Harris", SourceCell


mutual prosperity

How We Celebrate & Practice

  • Kindness & compassion to all
  • Celebrating diversity for fairness, learning, resiliance, & more.
  • We're happy to discuss your situation and options in Agile careers & entrepreneurship, and help you identify the most direct way forward.
  • If a training class still makes sense for you, we'll strive to help you handle the tuition through some combination of work exchange, deferred payment, etc. e.g. Work exchange: research an Agile topic or case studies.
  • Donations to supportive organizations.
  • Nurturing psychological safety in classes & teams
  • We're always learning. Suggestions welcome.

Heros in Innovation & Persistence

Dr. Christine Darden, NASA Scientist
"Breaking Barriers: NASA’s Science Superstar Brief" about Dr. Christine Darden, an extraordinary black female NASA scientist featured in the movie Hidden Figures

Valerie Thomas, NASA Scientist
"Valerie Thomas is a NASA inventor" Invented the technology to send images from space to earth, and the Illusion Transmitter

Ernestine Shepherd, Bodybuilding at 80+
"The Remarkable Story of Ernestine Shepherd"

Groups Increasing Diversity

Some groups we support and cheer on.

Quotes & Inspiration

"Give light and people will find the way." -- Ella Baker

"A human being is part of a whole, called by us the “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest — a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." -- Albert Einstein, 1950