This is what we’re about.
We help managers grow in their awareness around several aspects: identity and racial equity; their mindsets and concrete skills; and their creative energy — to reimagine their leadership. Our workshops, engagements, and tiltForward fellowship help leaders and organizations better focus on their own missions, so that ultimately everyone can bring their full self to work!
This is our name.
one · TILT
one tiny, inclusive, little thing.
/wən/ / ˈtīnē , inˈklo͞osiv , ˈlidl , THiNG/
noun: a leadership development opportunity where leaders live the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion [DEI]
verb: the power of doing one tiny, inclusive, little thing differently each day to advance DEI culture in every mindset, habit, practice, policy, procedure, and system
This is our commitment.
At oneTILT, we believe that we are better together.
We unapologetically put the stake in the ground around race - and about building a race equity culture. That means we work with people of all colors and backgrounds - in coalition and with an approach to pursue everyday anti-racism. It also means we’re always looking to advance racial equity in every mindset, habit, practice, policy, procedure, and system we advance in our work.
We know we are at our best when we cultivate and sustain a diverse team - founded on a culture that is inclusive and an organizational system that is equitable.
This work requires diverse, unfiltered perspectives — so we seek to build a team that reflects the world we live in — and the world we want to ring true in our future. We are constantly looking to advance intersectional representation across race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ableness, citizenship, language, religion, and other social identity markers.
This kind of aspiration means that we ultimately must be committed, intentional, and reflective. The identities each one of us holds is not a ticket to opt out of continued discourse and self-interrogation. We have to continually reflect, consider how our mindsets and actions can perpetuate, decenter, or dismantle systems of oppression, and then - as individuals and as a team - begin the next day ready to show up.
Diversity isn’t a buzz word for us.
We bake it into our organization’s DNA.
This is how we got here.
For co-founder Kimberly, oneTILT emerged in response to a need. After thriving as an educator at a charter network founded by a person of color, she found herself at a high profile education nonprofit. In this new workplace she was the only Latina on a team of thirty, with few others from low-income backgrounds like her own. The feedback she got there was clear: “stay quiet and indirect, downplay emotion, and make yourself small.”
She knew this environment was holding her back from the impact she knew she could make.
At the same time, co-founder Andrew Daub was working as a manager at that same nonprofit, realizing the ways in which, as a white man, he had to shift his professional practice. Kimberly was Andrew’s manager at the time, and they were able to come together and talk about workplace inequities. Together they began thinking about how to build a better workplace for ALL.
They wanted to work within the system to make necessary changes in education, nonprofits, school systems and workplaces, but they knew that making a difference didn’t happen overnight, by one person. Instead, they believed in the power of doing one tiny, inclusive, little thing differently each day — and oneTILT was born. Together, Andrew and Kimberly built a professional development program where managers are transformed around issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. It was vulnerable and powerful. As oneTILT grew, they began to see — tilt by tilt — it worked!