Relationships matter. Just ask Emerald Mills, founder of Diverse Dining. For nearly three years, she’s been bringing individuals from diverse backgrounds together to share a meal and engage in meaningful conversations about race, gender, segregation and any number of related topics. Her goal? Create connections and relationships that people can leverage, not only to increase understanding, but to incite change.
On this week’s podcast, we’re talking with Mills about the importance of the programming she creates, how vulnerability plays a role in building relationships, and how those relationships can function to improve the world around us. Along the way, Mills shares her experience pivoting from in-person to virtual events during the COVID-19 pandemic, offers insights into her new book, “Rejection Uprooted,” and explains how vulnerability helps to set individuals up for success.