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Put Your Money Where Your Values Are

 

Primary Presenters

Mala Nagarajan | HR Consultant

Mala Nagarajan (she/he) is a senior HR consultant who works predominantly with small-to-midsize nonprofit organizations rooted in racial and social justice values. She is driven by a vision of strong organizations working collaboratively toward a common social purpose and approaches her HR work with a holistic, values-aligned, people-centered, and movement-oriented lens. Mala is a consultant with RoadMap, a national network of independent consultants who work with social justice organizations. As part of her RoadMap work, she helped organize the HR & RJ (racial justice) working group.  Mala has developed an innovative Compensation Equity Process and Calculator™ that works to reverse-engineer (white) supremacy out and re-engineer equity in. It’s a customized approach accompanied with a custom built management decision tool that organizations can use to shift from a market-based salary policy to an anti-racist model that centers those who live at the intersections of multiple marginalized communities.

 

Richael Faithful | Racial Equity Facilitator

Richael Faithful (they/them) is a southern Black trans-masculine folk healer, conflict worker, healing justice strategist, and movement lawyer who facilitates complex healing-related conversations. Richael supports a number of movement organizers, community caregivers, and healing justice practitioners across the U.S. to sustain, deepen, and work at cultural/spiritual edges. They have joined Vega and Mala Consulting in various threads of visionary pay equity and reparations work, including facilitation of money conversations. Richael is also excited to begin their second year as a Borealis Philanthropy fellow, in partnership with Mala, in the development of a nonprofit worker pay equity discussion guide.

 

Supporting Presenters

Anjan Chaudhry
Bio coming soon

 

 

 

 

 

Griffin Moore (they, them) is a coach and facilitator for individuals and organizations committed to social change. 

I grew up in a faith community where I learned that each of us has a different role to play in creating social change. As an adult, I had a 10-year career in workforce development, supporting folks’ ability to care financially for themselves and their loved ones. Over time I came to believe that work, like all aspects of life, is sacred and must above all center our humanity and our potential to transform our world.

As a leadership and career coach, Griffin has coached leaders of social justice and community organizations, and they have used Clifton Strengths for team-building and professional development workshops. Griffin has also supported more than 1,000 career changers in nonprofit and for-profit workforce development, career services, and higher education organizations, including the University of the District of Columbia, Byte Back, Per Scholas, and General Assembly. As an organization development consultant, Griffin offers insights from a decade of working inside organizations as a champion of cultural change. They guide mission-driven organizations through organization development and diversity, equity, and inclusion journeys. Griffin brings a variety of tangible tools to their work, by leveraging their experience initiating and leading global and national committees, designing workshops and programs with an analysis of structural oppression, and harnessing data and partnerships for measurable change.

Griffin holds a M.S. in Organization Development from American University and a B.A. in African American History from Oberlin College. 

Griffin is a Black, queer, nonbinary, nature nerd who lives in Washington, D.C.

 

Megan Rolfe (“MR,” they/she) has spent more than a decade providing small organizations and social justice consultants with the project support and capacity they need to move work forward and impact change. Having often served in inaugural operations and everything-plus-the-kitchen-sink-type roles for small teams, Megan knows what it takes to successfully set up core systems, center the “human” in HR, and find succinct and digestible ways to report back information to support informed decision-making. Megan is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and holds a SHRM-CP certification. Megan has an MA in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the University at Albany-SUNY, where they studied the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality, and they completed graduate coursework in qualitative methods at UNC-Chapel Hill. 

 


 

Questions? Email Vega at info@vegamala.com. We look forward to connecting with you soon!

 

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