As a DEI professional, I focused on long-term, sustainable DEI strategizing rooted in careful research, scaffolded stakeholder education, and deep institutional buy-in. By bringing together my experiences as a researcher and social theorist, I worked all DEI projects I collaborated on were done with impact and accessibility in mind.
In 2020, I formalized my previous DEI consulting work by co-founding cardu collective with my long-time friend and collaborator, Dr. Chelsey Carter. Cardu Collective is a DEI consulting firm specializing in accessible and sustainable DEI strategy work rooted in equity and justice.
As of 2022, I no longer take for-profit clients at Cardu. Currently, I volunteer my time assisting our outreach/not-for-profit clients, specifically those working to serve historically marginalized communities.
In the summer of 2020, I partnered with OLA Colorado to lead a guided dialogue on allyship. The live event titled "Guided Dialogue on Racism & Privilege: Politics of Allyship"
was recorded and is available to view on the OLA Colorado website, along with notes from the dialogue’s content and reviews on the event and my performance.
This recording has been viewed over 1.1k times and is routinely used by DEI professionals, ERG and business leaders, and educators as part of larger conversations on allyship, bias, and DEIA work in professional and educational settings.
Photo description: Zoom screenshot from the virtual event. Facilitator Chu May Paing (left) is listening as invited speaker Bailey (right) answers a question. Chu is wearing a white top and glasses. Bailey is wearing a black top with silver hoop earrings and a pink, gold, and green beaded necklace.