Trulee Evanston, a new independent living, assisted living and memory care community set to open soon in the heart of Evanston, recently hosted a live webinar discussion on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) led by Reesheda Graham Washington, CEO of RGW Consulting.
The event, which drew nearly 200 online participants and a dozen in-person attendees to Trulee Evanston’s welcome center, focused on the importance of implementing allyships healthfully both in the workforce and in the Evanston community. Attendees included community representatives of the Evanston Chamber of Commerce, YWCA Equity Institute and other influential area organizations and businesses.
“RGW espouses to support organizations in reimagining and generating wonder about what’s possible in achieving equity for all,” said Washington. “Our intent is to support organizations in getting curious about how they come alongside stakeholders to enhance inclusive practices that support strategic mission.”
RGW Consulting is a boutique consulting firm that invites partners and clients to reimagine and generate wonder and curiosity around community and organizational development, economic development and equity through coaching, training, consulting and facilitation practices. She is also the chief experience office of L!VE Cafe and Creative Space, a transformational experience cafe in Oak Park and a board member of Community of Congregations, an organization committed to engaging diverse individuals in urban atmospheres around intentional living.
“It was a privilege to host such a meaningful DEI discussion led by Reesheda, and it ties in very nicely with our culture here at Trulee Evanston and in all of our Solera Senior Living communities,” said Melissa Cosentino, Executive Director at Trulee Evanston. “We define compassion as being empathetic, caring, fair and inclusive. It’s our responsibility to create an engaging place to work and a welcoming place to live for all individuals regardless of their race, religion, gender or sexual orientation.”
“We are so appreciative to have partnered with Trulee Evanston for this event, and Reesheda’s training was very insightful,” said Gail Niksic, Vice President at Elderwerks. “Elderwerks Educational Services values equity, inclusion and dignity for all. We all learned how to shift mindsets and practices so we can all succeed in our organization.”
Trulee Evanston, developed in partnership with Chicago-based Condor Partners, is located at 1815 Ridge Ave.