End of Year Reflections: 2021
Updated: Sep 30, 2022
What a year 2021 has been!
When I started Mattingly Solutions in August of 2019, I never would have anticipated how much we would be able to accomplish in just a little over two years. And that growth has looked like a hockey stick in 2021.
While our revenue increased between 2020 and 2021, I’m even more excited about the growth we’ve experienced on our team, and among our clients (DICK’s Sporting Goods, American Eagle Outfitters, Duracell, NAWBO, Intelsat, & Flexential (just to mention a few) when it comes to building more diverse, equitable, and inclusive organizations.
I knew pretty quickly that I was not cut out to be a solopreneur. First, I’m way too much of an extrovert. More importantly, though, is that the benefits of workplace diversity cannot be gained from one person (stay tuned for a future blog about tokenism).
Diversity is only at the group level—one person can never be “diverse.” So, I not only desired to build a team, but for that team to be comprised of people different from me in meaningful ways. To bring diverse skills and perspectives to the table. And lived experience that I cannot—nor should not—speak to.
Between our team and key partners, our team beings diversity in terms of ethnicity, sexual orientation, neurodiversity, geographic location (remote-first hybrid work #FTW), caregiver status, 1st generation, and gender—we could use a little more gender diversity in 2022…despite how much pride I have in being a woman-founded, woman-led organization. #whorunstheworld #womenownedbiz #womeninleadership
I am eternally