Episode 53: How to build a racially inclusive business with Annie Gichuru

Welcome to The Rachel Kurzyp Show.

If you’re feeling called in to do this work but aren’t sure where to start, listen to my conversation with Annie Gichuru.

In this episode, we chat about:

  1. ✨ What it means to have a racially inclusive business
  2. ✨ The difference between equality and equity
  3. ✨ How to overcome your fear of getting it wrong
  4. ✨ How to respond to criticism and feedback respectfully  
  5. ✨ Affordable and accessible ways you can start educating yourself 

Annie Gichuru is the founder of Uplifting Studios, a platform dedicated to supporting online business owners to build culturally & racially diverse, inclusive and equitable businesses.

Annie has become a leading Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) coach & consultant for online entrepreneurs, most notable of which is her partnership with The Beautiful You Coaching Academy, where she supports trainees and coaches.

She is deeply passionate about representation through a racial justice lens, and combines her experience as an internationally certified life coach, her love of storytelling, and her extensive career as a Human Resource specialist to deliver REPRESENTED – a transformational online program, which has been described as ‘a must for all business owners who are ready to build a culturally and racially diverse, inclusive and equitable business’.

Annie’s grace, gentle spirit and passion for a racially equitable world is setting her apart in the coaching and personal development industry as a compassionate educator with an incredible space holding ability.

Annie has called Australia home for more than 20 years, having relocated from Kenya as an international student. She now lives in New South Wales with her husband and 2 young children.

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Hi, I’m Rachel
I support multi-passionate business owners to create aligned, ethical and profitable online businesses.