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Why DEI is “Mission Critical”

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is more than just a corporate buzzword or a band-aid in a crisis. When done right, it’s a critical part of an organization’s ecosystem. It’s not the name of a “nice-to-hate” initiative, it’s the name of the game for anyone who’s been leading this work...

What’s The Cost Of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion?

For many organizations the need for cultivating diversity, equity, and inclusion is understood, but the cost to get there can be unclear. DEI organizations can vary vastly in their offerings, approach, and yes; cost. Every organization is different and has its own unique DEI journey ahead of it. Finding a...

Identifying Our Own Biases: A First Crucial Step

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the workplace is a “must” for an organization's success. While many workplaces can attest that they are committed to DEI initiatives and actions, unconscious bias can often get in the way of achieving a truly inclusive and equitable workplace. Acknowledging our efforts in practicing...

Inclusive Language 101: Gender

Practicing gender inclusive language is a powerful way to promote gender equity and reduce binary gender bias in the workplace. It also creates a foundation of acceptance, inclusion and belonging in an organization.  Gender and sex tend to be used interchangeably, but these terms are completely different. Simply put, sex...

Inclusive Language 101: Race & Ethnicity

Using inclusive language for race and ethnicity is one step towards promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Just as it’s important to use proper terminology to communicate clearly, it is equally important — if not more important — to use affirming and inclusive language when referring to all persons. People fall...

5 Tips for Establishing Systems and Processes for DEI in the Workplace

Investing in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace produces better outcomes. This is due to employees knowing that they matter, and that their opinions and principles are known and respected. It fuels motivation to do their best work, and builds loyalty and trust. This is one of many...

Inclusive Language 101: Series Intro

Language is one of the most powerful tools that we have as human beings. It connects us with others, allows us to express our thoughts, and fosters a deeper understanding of ourselves and others. Language binds us together as humans, and what we say is equally as crucial as what...

Why Representation Matters in the workplace

Representation and diversity in the workplace are more relevant than ever. A 2020 study from McKinsey states that companies that have continued to implement diversity and inclusion initiatives have a better likelihood of consistent financial outperformance no matter the economic climate. Any company that wants to succeed in a modern...

5 tips to cultivate DEI in your workplace

Cultivating diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace is a significant step toward building a supportive and trusting workplace culture. With DEI, any team member, regardless of their level and role, will be able to learn from a variety of experiences, thoughts, and perspectives that can add meaningful and...
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