She knew this environment was holding her back from the impact she knew she could make.
At the same time, co-founder Andrew Daub was working as a manager at that same nonprofit, realizing the ways in which, as a white man, he had to shift his professional practice. Kimberly was Andrew’s manager at the time, and they were able to come together and talk about workplace inequities. Together they began thinking about how to build a better workplace for ALL.
They wanted to work within the system to make necessary changes in education, nonprofits, school systems and workplaces, but they knew that making a difference didn’t happen overnight, by one person. Instead, they believed in the power of doing one tiny, inclusive, little thing differently each day — and oneTILT was born. Together, Andrew and Kimberly built a professional development program where managers are transformed around issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. It was vulnerable and powerful. As oneTILT grew, they began to see — tilt by tilt — it worked!