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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...

True Change Starts From Within

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi The need for increased diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace is more prevalent than ever. The understanding that something needs to change is apparent, but what those changes mean and how to implement them is less...

What does D&I have to do with COVID-19? Five Things to Consider.

We’re all aware (and if you get CNN text alerts to your phone, very very aware) of the increasing impact of COVID-19, or “Coronavirus,” around the globe.  Best practices and opinions range from “everyone is overreacting” to “time to go into the bunker.”  Regardless of your personal reaction to the...

Only Black Girl At Work Celebrates Black History Month

It’s that time of year again! Black History Month is here and somewhere I’m nervous that somebody has dusted off the ole faithful MLK poster to hang sadly in the break room. Not this year. We’re not doing that.  What are other ways that workplaces can show that they appreciate...
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