Suzanne McKechnie Klahr Calls for Privileged Leaders to Become Bridge-Builders in the Pursuit of Racial Equity

Suzanne McKechnie Klahr (‘99), Founding Partner of Mayacamas Partners, contributed a piece to Medium examining the need for self-reflection, skill-building and activism of privileged leaders in creating racial equity (“The Role of the Privileged Leader,” Sept. 8). “I believe that in this moment all great leaders must build bridges. They must bridge what they think they understand with what is true and bring together disparate ideas and experiences to build a bridge to a better future. . . . Leaders and those who hold privilege must construct these bridges while tearing down our own old structures. It is our work to do — but also our privilege to have power to help catalyze true change.”