If you are serious about advancing equity and inclusion in your group, I couldn’t recommend a better consultant than Julie Bates MacGillis. Her knowledge, integrity and experience all work together to make her top-notch.
Julie is committed to growing and nurturing the voices of those who are marginalized. She is thoughtful and collaborative, and demonstrates connection and relationship building in the community. As a Native woman, I respect and trust her vision and her work. Han mitakiyapi.
Julie has a wonderful balance between maintaining a larger vision alongside a practical understanding of what it takes to get things done.
I first met Julie when she came to Duluth for a project she was working on in my community. I watched as she tirelessly followed the threads that run through this community to really see us ::: to listen deeper to the complex landscape of our place. I kept hearing from community members about Julie’s persistent, warm, effective outreach. Her work as a connector and bridge-builder was beautiful to watch. If the web of folks that were connected to Julie were mapped it would look like a network of roads spreading across our complex terrain.