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TMI Finals in Dominion Pitch Competition

Dominion

Feb 21, 2018

On Feb. 20, the Dominion Energy Innovation Center, a business incubator in Ashland, in partnership with Randolph-Macon College, which hosted a business pitch event.The event included business pitches from three finalist startup companies for a $10,000 prize, while student teams from Randolph-Macon also pitched business ideas for a $1,000 prize.

TMI placed as a finalist in the competition, for our latest product Loom the Culture Map, a technology that provides digital assessment and reporting to measure and improve organizational culture through machine learning. Read more

Diversity and Inclusion Consulting Firm is Expanding and Hiring

WCVE

Jan 8, 2018

TMI is primarily a diversity and inclusion strategy consulting firm. They’ve been in Richmond four 15 years and, now, they’re expanding and hiring.

Tiffany Jana, the firm’s CEO, explained that most of their clients are government organizations or banks. “If you’ve got a group of people working together towards a common goal, we can make sure that “people stuff” doesn’t get in the way of productivity.”

She said up until now everything TMI has been doing has been analog. “We have field tested, validated instruments that allow us to, actually, quantify organizational diversity and inclusion and what we’re doing now is launching a tech company called Loom Technologies that can map, measure, and improve organizational culture using the power of artificial intelligence.”

Jana said TMI expects to hire eight to 10 people this year. “Both on the tech side and we need for administrative and project management support as well.”

Listen to the interview here.

Henrico to form committee following racist Short Pump MS video

NBC12

Oct 31, 2017

Watch this interview on NBC12

What is the next step in helping the community heal, following that disturbing locker room video at Short Pump Middle School?

“Unfortunately, what we’re seeing at Short Pump Middle school is they’ve created an environment where they have not been clear what is okay…definitely a symptom of what is likely a larger problem,” says Tiffany Jana, the CEO of TMI Consulting. It’s a Richmond-based firm that focuses on helping companies work on diversity and inclusion.

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A Sneaky Bias Pervading Our Society

Boomer Magazine

Oct 25, 2017

The phrase “having a senior moment” may seem like a harmless thing to say, but it can convey an unconscious age bias. “So much of ageism is unconscious bias, unintentionally ingrained in our thoughts,” says Dr. Tracey Gendron, vice chair of VCU’s Department of Gerontology.

Bias in its simplest form is “a preference for one thing over another. You can have a bias for pizza versus vegetables, for instance,” says Matthew Freeman, who along with his wife, Tiffany Jana, authored Overcoming Bias. The couple also owns TMI Consulting, a Richmond-based diversity and inclusion strategy consulting firm.

“Bias becomes problematic when you have bias against people or groups of people,” Freeman adds.

Bias is a natural reaction meant to…Read more >>

Exclusive Interview with Tiffany Jana

Boss on Purpose

Oct 17, 2017

Check out Boss on Purpose’s exclusive interview with our CEO Tiffany Jana. Tiffany shares how she designed a business around her passion and layer by layer grew the business into an internationally sought after consulting firm. Find out more here >>

We Assume Too Much.

Benjamin Graham Blog

Oct 2, 2017

Overcoming Bias by Tiffany Jana and Matthew Freeman was featured on Ben Graham, Australian UX designer’s blog. Ben states “We assume too much. We assume all kinds of things about technical tasks, other people or just about anything… Our brains are wired to assume and patch together information to form something we believe is more concrete. However what we think is a concrete thought, fact or perception can be loosely tied-together and inaccurate information.” His notes look at Overcoming Bias from a design thinking lense, imagining the impact of bias on his field of design and technology. Read more here.

6 Wheels Consulting Founder Matthew Shapiro to Speak at 1 Million Cups

1Million Cups

Sep 20, 2017

On Wednesday September 20th 1 Million Cups will feature, Matthew Shapiro as he recounts his journey starting 6 Wheels Consulting. 6 Wheels provides Disability Awareness, Lobbying Services, Inclusion Consulting and Youth Transitions to the Workplace.

As a person with a disability (PwD), Matthew has spent most of his life motivated to teach those he has met how to better understand the disability community. Through this work it has become his life’s mission to educate others regarding disability related issues.

To learn more about 6 Wheels Consulting, please see:
https://www.6wheelsconsulting.com/

To see Matthew speak:

September 20, 2017
9:00 AM

The Depot Building
814 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA

Matthew Freeman and Dr. David Campt to Facilitate Workshop Focused on Responding to Hatred

CBS News 19

Sep 12, 2017

The 6.5-hour Responding to Hatred Without Hating: Dialogue Skills for Difficult Times workshop will take place at Unity of Charlottesville on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

It is co-sponsored by the Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville, Unity of Charlottesville, Sojourners and Grace Church at Red Hill.

“Co-sponsoring this program with other nonprofits and faith communities is our response and our contribution to healing the rancor and division of those who see our city and our country as fertile territory for spreading racist ideas,” said Sharon Beckman-Brindley of Insight Meditation Community. “This workshop is about hearing, celebrating inclusiveness and learning practical tools for engaging in constructive and effective discussion with others who may disagree when it comes to race.”

The facilitators will be Dr. David Campt, an author, speaker and teacher in civic engagement and collaborative decision making, and Matthew Freeman, the co-founder of TMI Consulting.

The workshop is open to the public, and there is a sliding scale registration fee of $20 to $80 per person, through which people pay what they feel they can afford,

For more information or to register visit: http://imeditation.org/event-2639856

White Supremacists Still Exist. Here’s What White Parents Can Do About It.

Huffington Post

Aug 15, 2017

A group sits by a memorial to the victims of the deadly car attack on a group of counter-protesters during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.CEO of TMI Consulting, Inc. was quoted in a Huffington Post article, following the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, advising on what Americans can do to push back against hatred and bigotry in 2017. Read more

United Way Releases Community Conversations Report

The Journal Times

Aug 5, 2017

United Way’s fourth annual Community Conversations Report-Out Event held July 25 at Paul P. Harris Rotary Park, presented attendees’ concerns, aspirations and solutions related to race, equity and inclusion in Racine County and offered ways to participate in increasing diversity and equity. more…

United Way Community Conversations: Race, equality & inclusion

The Journal Times

Jul 16, 2017

Tiffany Jana will be the keynote speaker at United Way’s Community Conversations Report Out event on July 25

Find out more about the event here.

A step in the right direction: AP Stylebook greenlights singular ‘they’

The Hodges Partnership, The Gong Blog

Jun 20, 2017

Our CEO Dr. Tiffany Jana is quoted by the Hodges Partnership in a recent article announcing the AP Stylebook’s inclusion of ‘they’ as a singular pronoun.

Dr. Jana comments, “The use of non-gendered pronouns is important in daily life as it helps create an atmosphere of inclusivity. If Dale Carnegie’s assertion that the sound of someone’s own name is the sweetest sound they can hear, then I would posit that the correct use of pronouns is just as sweet to those for whom it matters. People who don’t struggle to get others to understand and respect their gender identity are privileged to have a non-experience in this area. Just imagine being constantly called the wrong pronoun, and by extension the wrong gender, every single day. It’s an incessant reminder of one’s otherness and is not a very welcoming experience at all. The inclusive use of ‘they’ finally removes assumption, judgment, and exclusion from our foundational lexicon.” Read more

Four ways to confront your unconscious biases and forge meaningful connections with others

Greater Good Magazine

Jun 15, 2017

Read Matthew Freeman’s recent article on how to best confront your unconscious biases in order to create more meaningful connections.

At a recent retreat I facilitated focused on social change, a diverse group of people gathered, from company and foundation executives to grassroots activists and public housing residents. Their goal? To confront their own biases, form relationships across differences, and start to rebuild trust in their community. In our politically polarized society, the authentic conversations they had about race, religious differences, and our country’s often painful history were rare, courageous, and transformative. Read More

Bias, Privlege, and the Power of Personal Narrative

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion

May 12, 2017

Tiffany Jana, Founder and CEO of TMI Consulting, was the presenter during the Lunch General Session on Day 2. Her insights on bias, privilege, and the power of personal narrative provided a mid-day boost of inspiration to a full house of over 1400 attendees. Thank you to Prudential for sponsoring this session.

What Millennials Learned About Bias From This Harvard Test

Psychology Today

May 8, 2017

Imagine coming home to a cute 20-year old who is always excited to see you, calls out “Missed you, darling” when you return home from work, and with whom there is never any conflict. The Gatebox male designers who created holographic virtual girl, Azuma Hikari, have just revealed their bias for a certain type of female companion.

There’s nothing intrinsically bad about that, of course; bias—the tendency to favor one thing over another—is the mental shortcut we all use to successfully navigate complex environments when bombarded with more information than we can possibly cope with. “The problem comes,” says Tiffany Jana, co-author of Overcoming Bias: Building Relationships Across Differences, “when you allow unconscious biases—or blindspots—to influence your behavior and the way you treat others.” This issue is increasingly crucial for millennials who soon, if not already, will lead more diverse groups than ever before.
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Overcoming Bias featured in Fast Company

Fast Company

Apr 10, 2017

“When you allow unconscious biases—or blind spots—to influence your behavior and the way you treat others.” This is a reality that businesses know all too well as they struggle to craft more inclusive workplaces. And it’s one that millennials—the most diverse generation in the workforce right now (at least until gen-Z enters offices in greater numbers)—have grown up hearing about. more…

Overcoming Bias in the Workplace

Media Planet

Apr 6, 2017

Who of us hasn’t blurted out an embarrassing comment? “Why did I just say that?” you think. “Could that comment mean I am biased?” more…

Tiffany Jana to Speak at The 2017 Forum on Workplace Inclusion

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion 2017

Mar 28, 2017

Since the beginning of time, storytelling has been a way of helping us shape our values and make sense of the world. Each of us is host to myriad stories about who we are, what we’ve experienced and what’s important. But how do we know which stories to focus on and when?

Join us as Tiffany Jana, storyteller, CEO and co-author of “Overcoming Bias: Building Authentic Relationships Across Differences” tells a deeply personal and powerful story about the challenges of overcoming bias and the importance of acknowledging and leveraging privilege in order to create shifts necessary for change. Find out more

Overcoming Bias Workshop at SXSW

SXSW Schedule

Mar 12, 2017

Our Co-Founders will be running a workshop at SXSW, hope to see you there!
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Overcoming Bias Book Signing at Austin Convention Center

SXSW Schedule

Mar 12, 2017

We will be at the Austin Convention Center on March 12th from 2:30 to 3:30 pm for a book signing.
We hope to see you there, more…

TMI to go to SXSW

Richmond Times Dispatch

Mar 7, 2017

Richmond-based TMI Consulting Inc. has been selected to present a workshop at the annual South by Southwest Conference on March 10-19 in Austin, Texas.

TMI Consulting’s Tiffany Jana and Matthew Freeman are scheduled to present a workshop titled “Overcoming Bias: Relationships Across Difference.”

“We’ll explore the latest research on how we are wired to be biased and through interactive activities show how we can overcome unconscious preferences to enrich our lives,” more…

D&E College to honor MLK

The Inter-Mountain

Jan 14, 2017

Davis & Elkins College is hosting two public events marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Focusing on diversity and equality, both presentations will take place Monday in Myles Center for the Arts Harper-McNeeley Auditorium.

Authors Tiffany Jana and Matthew Freeman will present a talk titled “Unpacking Privilege” at 10 a.m.

Jana is the co-founder of TMI Consulting Inc., a diversity and inclusion management consulting firm founded in 2003 and headquartered in Richmond, Va. An international public speaker, she has provided the keynote address for the Hong Kong Social Enterprise Summit, sessions at the Bilbao Urban Innovation Leadership Dialogues in Spain and the Dialogues for Change in several German cities and spoken on the TEDx stage on the “Power of Privilege.”

Freeman is the co-founder and senior executive consultant at TMI Consulting. His passion for racial reconciliation and social justice has led him across the United States and overseas building spiritual and emotional bridges between people in need of better communication and cooperation. He’s a contributing journalist at STYLE Weekly, a Turning Technologies Distinguished Educator and an international public speaker. Freeman has designed, facilitated and lectured at events in the United States, Switzerland, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong and Spain.

Together, Jana and Freeman authored “Overcoming Bias: Building Authentic Relationships Across Differences.” The book includes vivid stories, exercises and activities to help readers reflect on personal experiences and uncover how hidden biases are formed. (more…)

Making peace, person by person, in a year of conflict

Richmond Times Dispatch

Jan 12, 2017

In a time of bitter divisiveness, when personal attacks may seem an integral part of politics, when the world too often seems an angry mass of emotions, the ability to reach across the divide sometimes seems lost.
But there are those who’ve been mapping out a path to bring people together. (more…)

Women 2.0 Interviews TMI Founder and Author, Tiffany Jana about her New Book

Women 2.0

Jan 6, 2017

“After a decade of disillusionment in the corporate workforce, I decided to create the kind of company I wanted to work for. My goal was to create an environment that nurtures, supports, and develops talent while making a positive impact on the world.” (more…)

No More Excuses — Inclusive Leadership Starts With Us

B The Change Media

Jan 4, 2017

An inclusive economy is an economy that works well for everyone. We have, unfortunately, created an economy that benefits only a few fortunate individuals and demographics. An inclusive economy creates opportunities for all people, regardless of demographic. People with disabilities, people on the lowest tiers of the socioeconomic spectrum, women, minorities, the young and the more senior among us should all feel that they have ample opportunity to contribute to the economy in meaningful, dignified ways. Every demographic has something unique and powerful to contribute to the economy. (more…)

Overcoming Bias Webinar: How Leaders Can Build Authentic Relationships Across Differences

American Management Association

Dec 7, 2016

Join bias experts Tiffany Jana and Matthew Freeman for an hour-long webcast

You will learn how to identify your personal points of privilege, make genuine connections with people who aren’t like you, and figure out how to break down social barriers across a spectrum of differences (race, religion, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and more).

Tiffany and Matthew will discuss hidden biases and show how they arise from our histories and cloud our perceptions.

Event Date: December 7, 2016

Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST

Register Now!

Our co-founders were featured on CBS 6 today!

CBS 6 WTVR

Dec 2, 2016


RICHMOND, Va. – Husband and wife Matthew Freeman and Tiffany Jana stopped by to share what inspired them to co-author their new book, “Overcoming Bias: Building Authentic Relationships Across Differences.”

Stoney draws transition team from various sectors

Richmond Free Press

Dec 2, 2016

Mayor-elect Levar Stoney is drawing on people from business, education, government and other backgrounds to help him make the transition to Richmond’s chief executive post.

The day before Thanksgiving, he released the complete list of the 41-member transition team he has named to help him prepare to take office Sunday, Jan. 1.

Along with the previously announced co-chairs and director, he announced the names of 38 others, including three presidents of universities and two members of the General Assembly. See the full list here, featuring our very own CEO, Tiffany Jana as Co-Chair.

Richmond mayor-elect Levar Stoney announces 41-person transition committee

Richmond Times Dispatch

Nov 23, 2016

Richmond mayor-elect Levar Stoney announced a diverse, 41-person transition team Wednesday tasked with offering him guidance and advice as he prepares to take office. “On the campaign, Levar committed to bringing the public, private and nonprofit sectors together to get things done,” said Stoney’s spokesman, Matt Corridoni.“And you’re already seeing that happen based on the individuals he has selected to join this committee, with the different sectors they represent and their breadth and depth of experience.”

See a full list of the transition team here, featuring our very own Tiffany Jana as Transition Committee Co-Chair.

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Local Diversity Consultant Tiffany Jana Offers Recommendations for President-Elect Donald Trump

Style Weekly

Nov 15, 2016

For Tiffany Jana, the election-season timing of her new book on overcoming bias couldn’t have been better. Even if the reason was disappointing to half the country.

Jana serves as chief executive and president of Richmond-based TMI Consulting, which specializes in diversity and inclusion management. She and her husband, Matthew Freeman — a restaurant reviewer for Style — launched their book, “Overcoming Bias: Building Authentic Relationships across Differences,” Nov. 1.

That means it came out a week before the country had a clear vote tally of its profound division. With Donald Trump and more…

Levar Stoney’s Richmond: How the city’s next mayor has promised to govern

Richmond Times Dispatch

Nov 12, 2016

On Thursday, Stoney announced the leaders of his transition team. The co-chairs of the team will be Tiffany Jana, a local entrepreneur who advises organizations on diversity and inclusion, and Bill Leighty, a lobbyist with a long résumé in state government culminating with stints as chief of staff to former Govs. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine. more…

Local authors join 8News to talk about new book ‘Overcoming Bias’

abc News Channel 8 WRIR

Nov 10, 2016

Local authors join 8News to talk about new book ‘Overcoming Bias’

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond-based authors Tiffany Jana and Matthew Freeman, co-founders of TMI Consulting, dropped by 8News on Thursday to talk about their new book, ‘Overcoming Bias.’ more…

Our Overcoming Bias Book Featured in the BK Communique

BK Communique

Nov 10, 2016

Why Should I Care? Sorry, you’re biased. You are–we all are. That doesn’t mean you’re a raging racist/misogynist/fundamentalist or anything, but it does mean that we all have certain assumptions about people who are different.

Is this wrong or a problem? Nope, it’s actually quite normal, but as authors Tiffany Jana and Matthew Freeman explain, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t something to be said for identifying our biases so we can build bonds across race, religion, gender, ethnicity, orientation, class, education, and the Star Trek versus Star Wars chasm. This book shows you how.

Read an excerpt here and buy the book for 30% off here.

B4BL Webcast

Businesses for Black Lives

Nov 9, 2016

Businesses for Black Lives is an initiative seeking to bring businesses together to acknowledge areas of systemic racism in the U.S. criminal justice system and to collectively work with law enforcement and government stakeholders to bring an end to police brutality, particularly toward African Americans.

We are inviting all businesses to join us in this cooperative effort to make our communities safe and just for all people.
On November 9, 2016 a small group of businesses from Richmond, VA came together and began a conversation about how to use the collective resources of the business community to prevent and address police brutality toward African Americans. Joined, by local law enforcement, it became evident quickly that a partnership between the business community and the police could make a significant impact for good.

Find out more at b4bl.com

Richmond-based authors launch book on overcoming bias

Augusta Free Press

Nov 6, 2016

“We’re all biased – even nice people like you,” says Jana, who is not only CEO and president of TMI, but is finishing her doctoral dissertation. “It’s how we’re wired. As humans we have a tendency to prefer some things and people more than others. We use it without thinking when making rapid choices every day.”

“The problems can start when we encounter people who are different from us and our reaction is to mistrust or fear them — without actually knowing them at all,” says Freeman more…

New book from two local authors aims to help people overcome unconscious biases.

RVA HUB

Nov 2, 2016

Collaboration is nothing new for Richmonders Tiffany Jana and Matthew Freeman. The two are married and founded local business TMI Consulting together. Now they have written a book together—”Overcoming Bias: Building Authentic Relationships Across Differences.”
“We’re all biased–even nice people like you,” Jana, CEO and president of TMI said. “It’s how we’re wired. As humans we have a tendency to prefer some things and people more than others. We use it without thinking when making rapid choices every day.”
“The problems can start when we encounter people who are different from us and our reaction is to mistrust or fear them–without actually knowing them at all,” said Freeman, TMI’s principal consultant. “That’s challenging when we want or need to build relationships with people from different walks of life. We push people away if we let our thoughtless biases rule us.” more…

Local Businesses for Black Lives event moves to Nov. 9

Richmond Times Dispatch

Nov 2, 2016

“Businesses for Black Lives,” a day of conversation about recent killings of unarmed African-Americans by police officers, has been moved from today to Nov. 9, organizers said.more…

Blackface costume leads to Richmond music booker’s resignation

NBC 12 News

Oct 31, 2016

A well-known Richmond music booker announced he is resigning from his position at a Fan District restaurant after his blackface Halloween costume created outrage… “We have to talk about this,” says Jana. “If we’re not able to have a dialogue about this, we won’t be able to move forward.”more…

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Richmond music promoter resigns after backlash for blackface Halloween costume, calls incident ‘my worst nightmare’

Richmond Times Dispatch

Oct 31, 2016

The man who booked music for Balliceaux, a restaurant and music venue in Richmond’s Fan District, is out of a job after he caused a social media firestorm by dressing in blackface as part of a Halloween costume over the weekend.more…

TMI Consulting will go to SXSW in Texas

Richmond Times Dispatch

Oct 23, 2016

Richmond-based TMI Consulting Inc. has been selected to present a workshop at the annual South by Southwest Conference on March 10-19 in Austin, Texas.
TMI Consulting’s Tiffany Jana and Matthew Freeman are scheduled to present a workshop titled “Overcoming Bias: Relationships Across Difference.” more…

Richmonders to spread awareness of unconscious bias

Augusta Free Press

Oct 18, 2016

An air of excitement mixed with uncertainty filled the air at Richmond-based TMI Consulting during August. Would enough people vote for TMI to secure a coveted workshop spot at Austin’s celebrated South by Southwest or SXSW conference? Voting ended September 2, but the announcement wouldn’t be made until mid-October.
“We knew our vote count needed to be significant,” says TMI CEO and President Tiffany Jana. “And we also knew that we had to …(more)

Richmond-based TMI Consulting named Best for the World

The Progress Index

Oct 4, 2016

RICHMOND — The Best for the World list was just unveiled and TMI is on it. The award was recently presented at a gala at the University of California, Berkley, “It is such an honor to be recognized for creating the most positive world impact in the global B Corp community,” says TMI CEO and President Tiffany Jana.

“Our commitment to the world is every bit as important as profits,” says TMI Principal Consultant Matthew Freeman, who co-founded TMI with Jana.

“We became a certified B Corporation because we wanted our business to …(more…)

Dealing With All The isms: Can Advertising Lead The Way?

mad blog by Barbara Lippert, MediaPost

Sep 30, 2016

A few days ago, I took part in an Advertising Week panel called “Let’s Face It: I’m Biased and So Are You.”
It was based on the soon-to-be-released book “Overcoming Bias: Building Authentic Relationships Across Differences “ by Tiffany Jana and Matthew Freeman.

Author Jana, who jokingly refers to her own “Negritude” along with a host of her other differences, was on the panel, along with moderator Helayne Spivak of VCU Brandcenter, Alain Sylvain of Sylvain Labs, and Brian Collins of Collins.

Toward the end, an older white male ad exec in the audience spoke for a lot of people in acknowledging that bias is a topic he never even considered in the past while running his own businesses, and that he was too scared to bring it up now, lest he offend anyone.

Jana responded (more…)

Let’s Face It, I’m Biased and So Are You

New York Advertising Week

Sep 28, 2016

Tiffany Jana was invited to attend New York Ad Week for a panel discussion on race, culture and implicit bias. Watch the session here

Police and community roundtable discusses moving forward after week of violence

WTVR

Jul 8, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. – An impromptu roundtable discussion moderated by CBS 6 anchor Bill Fitzgerald tackles challenges facing our community in the wake of recent police and police involved shootings.

The conversation features the perspective of the Richmond Police department with Richmond’s Deputy Police Chief Steve Drew and two community leaders.

Deputy Police Chief Drew, Tiffany Jana, CEO at TMI Consulting Inc., a Diversity & Inclusion Strategy Consulting Firm and Jonathan Zur, President/CEO at Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, talk about what can be done to strengthen the relationship between law enforcement and citizens of all colors.(more…)

Welcome to the New German City

US News and World Report

Jun 20, 2016

Germany’s cities will look very different in the next 10 to 15 years. Germany leads the European Union in refugee and migrant intake as the continent now attempts to absorb more than 400,000 refugees from the crisis in the Middle East. These migrant communities will largely seek to settle in urban centers in search of new opportuScreen Shot 2016-07-11 at 12.02.24 PMnities, and city leaders will face challenges as they attempt to house, educate, employ and provide services for these new citizens.

At the same time, the acceptance from the government of new foreign communities in Germany is also juxtaposed with the rise of religious and political extremism, the recent declaration of Germany’s historic policy of multiculturalism as an “utter failure” by Chancellor Angela Merkel and unsustainable population decreases due to aging and declining birthrates.

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Building Authentic Relationships Across Differences

Lift Economy: Next Economy Interview Series

Apr 26, 2016

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Listen to TMI’s CEO and Co-Founder, Tiffany Jana, as she explores the implications of diversity and inclusion in the Next Economy framework. She answers questions about the future of diversity, how leaders can implement meaningful change, and why many organizational change efforts fail. You will also get a sneak peek into Tiffany Jana and Matthew Freeman’s forthcoming commercially published book- Overcoming Bias: Building Authentic Relationships Across Differences. (Available in bookstores November 2016)

When Diversity Became as Asset

NPR / BBC / Radio IQ

Apr 22, 2016

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Listen to TMI’s Co-founder and Principal Consultant NPR interview about his journey from a homogeneous conservative upbringing to an inclusive career and life path.

Consultants hop up Grace Street

Richmond BizSense

Oct 28, 2015

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TMI Consulting is in the process of relocating to 404 E. Grace St., just up the street from its current home at 213 E. Grace St. The new 3,000-square-foot office is an expansion from the company’s 850-square-foot space, where TMI had been since 2012.

TMI Consulting Inc. has moved two blocks

Richmond Times Dispatch

Oct 25, 2015

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The diversity and inclusion strategy consulting firm, which has clients and assignments around the U.S. and abroad, recently left its 850-square-foot shop at 213 E. Grace St. and has taken up residence in a rented 3,000-square-foot space on the second floor at 404 E. Grace St.

B Corporation – the Future of Capitalist Firm in the 21st Century?

Honk Kong Social Entrepreneurship Forum

Oct 4, 2015

At this year’s Social Enterprise Summit, one of the keynote speakers will beTiffany Jana, founder and CEO of TMI Consulting Inc., which is a certified B Corp.

De-Venerating Richmond’s Confederate symbols

RVA News

Jun 24, 2015

View from inside the Stonewall Jackson professional buildingAmong others, our CEO, Tiffany Jana, lent her thoughts on what to do about Richmond’s prolific confederate symbols.

Why B Corps Have Great Employee Engagement

Huffington Post

Jun 2, 2015

“My biggest surprise was the social capital B Corp community membership gave me with millennials. I can barely keep up with the droves of highly qualified, passionate, values-aligned millennials who want to work for TMI. I am in the process of creating opportunities for several highly engaged millennials, and I meet more of them on a monthly basis. I no longer search for high-potential staff; they now come to me.”

The B Corp Movement on WCVE news

WCVE News

Mar 18, 2015

Tiffany Jana speaks with WCVE news about the B Corp movement.

Listen here or on the WCVE news website.

 

TMI Consulting grows by focusing its work on diversity issues

Richmond Times Dispatch

Mar 7, 2015

54fa1dcbcc29b.imageThe Richmond Times Dispatch featured TMI Consulting as the cover story for the new Sunday Business Section.

 

Tiffany Jana’s ‘B Inspired’ Talk

B Lab

Feb 24, 2015

Tiffany Jana is among the first speakers in B Lab’s B Inspired speaker series at the annual B Champions Retreat in Burlington, Vermont.

The Business Case for Diversity

Strategic Sustainability Consulting

Sep 30, 2014

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SCC blogs about TMI’s pilot B Corp Inclusion Academy.

How B Corp Certification Helps Attract and Engage Employees

Triple Pundit

Sep 16, 2014

Etsy-Hack-DayTMI’s CEO, Tiffany Jana, is quoted in the sixth post from the weekly series of excerpts from the upcoming book The B Corp Handbook: How to Use Business as a Force for Good (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, October 13, 2014).

How Diversity Will Help Your Small Business Innovate and Thrive

Spark Business IQ

Sep 8, 2014

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TMI’s CEO, Tiffany Jana, talks with Capital One’s Spark Business IQ team about how diversity is good for business.

TED Talk – The Power of Privilege

TEDxRVAWomen

Feb 5, 2014

TMI’s CEO, Tiffany Jana, delivers an inspiring TED Talk. Watch as she challenges conventional notions of diversity and privilege in this engaging, thought-provoking keynote.

TMI redefines diversity in RVA, across the world

RVA News

Sep 25, 2013

TMI Consulting loves B Corp

One local company is changing how we think and talk about diversity. – By Nathan Cushing

“TMI is in the business of transforming how we think of diversity. “Diversity should not be a dirty word,” Jana said. The company helps businesses and nonprofits see the word as less scary, and embrace diversity to boost innovation, productivity, and overall job satisfaction.”

An inside look at TMI

Richmond SHRM & Elevation Studios

Jul 16, 2013

Digital Diversity Dialogues: Audience Response Technology for Diversity and Inclusion Success

The International Journal of Community Diversity

Jul 13, 2013

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TMI co-founders, Tiffany Jana and Matthew Freeman, published original research on their innovative use of Audience Response Technology in diversity and inclusion training.

Bill Martin, The Valentine Richmond History Center

Jun 13, 2013

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We have worked with TMI on a wide variety of projects over the last few years. From diversity training for our entire staff to a series of community conversations focused on the new approaches to Richmond history, Tiffany and Matthew have been great partners with the Valentine Richmond History Center. TMI’s program designs create environments for open discussion and learning that are helping to redefine and broaden our organization’s and our community’s understanding of the creativity and power that can be found in a more inclusive and informed understanding of our past.

 

Inspire Indeed WRIR Radio Interview

Inspire Indeed, WRIR Richmond, VA

May 28, 2013

Inspire Indeed host, Elaine Summerfield, explores TMI’s triple-bottom line B Corp structure with TMI CEO, Tiffany Jana.

TMI receives sterling workplace honor

Richmond Times Dispatch

May 23, 2013

SterlingAwards2013_40D_0220The Sterling Workplace Awards, formerly called the Employer All Star Awards, recognize employers who excel in employee engagement, encourage community involvement, promote diversity and inclusion, and support employee development.

 

Local awards recognize sterling workplaces – TMI makes it to the finals

Richmond Times-Dispatch

May 20, 2013

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“TMI works to build stronger communities and workplaces so people can share their skills and passions in healthy, productive environments. We turn diversity from a challenge to a strength, without compromising the well-being of our own employees.

“We take care of our community and our team like our own family. Working at TMI means knowing you are making the world a safer, more inclusive place and knowing that a team of people really care about you as well.

“We don’t challenge time off, flex work, personal needs, and extracurricular activities, we embrace them. Anything that’s important to our team members is important to us, period.”

TMI consulting firm lands international assignment

Richmond Times Dispatch

Apr 12, 2013

gmf1-1024x618“TMI, a Richmond-based consulting firm that helps businesses and organizations tap diversity to foster innovation, is handling its first [large scale] international assignment.”

Q&A with TMI’s CEO, Tiffany Jana

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Nov 4, 2012

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Tiffany Jana’s journey has taken her from stage actress to co-founder of a downtown Richmond firm that taps diversity to foster innovation.