How to Achieve Inclusion and Belonging in Communities

Linda Mata
Marjorie Anderson
Linda Mata, Marjorie Anderson
How to Achieve Inclusion and Belonging in Communities

Have you ever joined a community you were interested in and always felt like you were standing outside waiting to be let in...even though you were already in? I have. It's a terrible feeling. And I couldn't figure out why a community - something that was meant to help me find my people - felt...

Have you ever joined a community you were interested in and always felt like you were standing outside waiting to be let in...even though you were already in? I have. It's a terrible feeling. And I couldn't figure out why a community - something that was meant to help me find my people - felt so exclusive? And then I realized that inclusion and belonging weren't baked into the community culture from the start. I am intentional about building this key element into my community strategy so that community members feel welcome and heard - and you should too!

During this chat, I hope to help you:

  • Gain a clear understanding of what it means to be intentional about inclusion and belonging
  • Understand why a "me" mentality makes it difficult to cultivate belonging
  • Get tips on how inclusion and belonging show up in communities
  • Use your communities shared values to bring inclusion and belonging to your communities with every interaction

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Linda Mata
Linda Mata
Founder, Fashion Minimalist

Throughout my 10-years of experience, I had the honor to impact and transform a wide variety of communities from the maritime field, fashion eCommerce, SaaS, and professional growth industry. The community range taught me methods and efficient strategies, to engage, educate and empower the community members. As an entrepreneur, fashion minimalist, and remote veteran, I‘ve been exposed to a variety of cultures, which made my communication and management skills exceptional. My work spans from skills growth coaching, hosting online events, author of eBooks, Udemy instructor, coordinator of enterprise exhibitions, to facilitate workshops and art-directions for shoestring eCommerce startups. Folks additionally know me as the "I adapt quickly to fast-paced working environments, take responsibility, and get things done", person.

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Marjorie Anderson
Marjorie Anderson
Community Strategist

Marjorie is the founder of Community by Association, an organization committed to the advancement of community professionals in associations and nonprofits. She is also the Product Manager for the Community at Project Management Institute, a professional membership association shaping the project management industry.

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