DEI Facilitation Services Framework
- Starting DEIA/JEDI conversations with internal and external stakeholders and committees
- Using the Adaptive Leadership and Racing to Equity Framework
- Specialties: Crucial Conversations, Creating outlines and guidelines, trainings, worksheets and templates for increased accountability with DEI as well as stakeholder interviews.
- Experience: Our team has led DEI/JEDI facilitation and workshops for government, corporations and nonprofits since 2015, including City of Portland, The Oregon Clinic, KBOO Radio, and others.
About our team
Mazarine Treyz (she/her/hers) (COBID #8347) has won government contracts since 2011, when she got her first certification as a woman owned, emerging small business in Austin, Texas. She moved back to Oregon in 2012, and since then has trained over 20,000 people in both the government and nonprofit sector. Her organization does Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) facilitation and trains people with keynotes, plenaries, workshops, webinars and 10+ e-courses.
She specializes in organizational development, DEI, helping people see the gifts in their shadows, facilitation, learning and development, marketing, teaming and more. Treyz loves to help people name and claim the structures that hold us back. Her Name It podcast from 2019-2021 interviewed a variety of DEI practitioners to increase advocacy and support for DEI.
In 2021 she completed the Racing to Equity Leadership Cohort to become a better DEI advocate at the government level.
She consulted with Pride Northwest, the Portland LGBTQ advocacy agency from 2018-2019. She is a current contractor with Oregon Metro, providing trainings for diverse firms since 2018 under the business name Wild Social Media.
Selected government & association work: Oregon Metro, Multnomah County Business Diversity Institute, Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs, National SBA Small Business Week, IRS/SSA, City of Austin, Texas, and many others.
Irene Konev (she/her/hers) has over 20 years of experience in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, including community organizing, outreach, public relations, facilitation and working with nonprofits and local governments.
A caring and compassionate organizer, Konev works through an equity lens, providing linguistically and culturally relevant services focused on systematically marginalized communities.
Irene Konev is passionate about helping organizations identify opportunities to engage internal and external stakeholders in the pursuit of systemic change and inclusive excellence. It shows in her three City of Portland elected official commendations and awards for DEI work. Ms Konev has a particular focus on stakeholder engagement and community relationship building, gathering the voices that are systematically excluded.
Over the last 13 years, Irene has built and maintained relationships with Portland metro’s diverse community including; DREAMers, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ aging, older adults, economically disadvantaged, Native Americans, members of Oregon’s nine federally recognized tribes, American Indians, Alaskan Natives, Black, African Americans, Latinx, Hispanic, Asian Pacific Islanders, Ukrainian/Eastern European immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers, undocumented farm workers, migrant workers and rural residents.
Having lived and worked in northern Canada, Oregon and Washington, she embraces the responsibility of tailoring best practices or processes to the specific needs of an organization. Clients appreciate her partnership as they engage in authentic curiosity, listening to each other and finding solutions together.
Irene identifies as American – Slavic/Eastern European, from the diaspora community, with ancestry from both Ukraine and Russia. She lives in Clackamas County, Oregon. In her spare time, she enjoys serving on her elected position at the Clackamas Community College Board (incoming President 2022), yoga, swimming, reading and hiking in the beautiful Northwest.
Other DEI facilitation team members include:
MinNefer Menakhem, Gloria Coleman, PMP, PHR, SHRM-SCP, Aaron Levine, MS (Sociology), PeaceCorps Volunteer in Eswatini
Looking forward to hearing from you!