Meet Kayla Knox
Kayla is the new opportunity, equity, and inclusion officer. In this role, Kayla helps to ensure equitable practices are part of CICF’s culture and daily practice, as well as assisting in the development of a new digital platform, MVMT10K, dedicated to supporting individuals and organizations on their journey toward anti-racism. This platform is still in development and will be ready in 2022.
What excites you about your new role?
I’m excited about the MVMT10k platform and the possibilities that could come from that. I’m also really excited to be working for an organization that values my experiences as a Black woman just as much as my professional experience.
In this past year, what book, movie, or album resonated with you in the strongest way and why?
Educated by Tara Westover stuck with me during my time in grad school. It made me consider the value in the education we receive in other parts of our life outside of institutional walls.
What’s one thing you’re learning now, and why is it important?
I’m currently learning how best to take care of myself in the midst of doing anti-racism work daily. This is important for me to continue to do this work well and for many years to come.
What’s your favorite way to unwind after a busy day?
I love to spend time with my boyfriend, my dog, and wine.
What’s your most recent act of equity?
I am slowly attempting to replace the White professionals in my life (doctors, therapists, etc.) with Black professionals. This is not only a “work of equity”, but it’s also essential to my health and comfortability.