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“Our rights:” a phrase that has marked its territory in our lives more and more with each passing year. We have tremendous privilege when countless “political issues” never touch our front door. It’s easy to watch a protest on television or catch the end of the latest news report and feel distant from how these … Read more
Chances are you’ve probably seen LGBTQ+, LGBTQIA+ or LGBTQIA2S before, but do you know what each of these letters mean? While it’s important to note that this is not an exhaustive list of all the identities and orientations in the community, here’s a quick breakdown of the ones included in this acronym and their respective … Read more
First, a quick disclaimer from IE: We’re delighted to share this perspective with you about wanting the opportunity to work in a physical work environment. An underrepresented viewpoint that’s often left out is that of Gen Z and how they are now starting their careers. You’ll hear from Kiera (an IE volunteer) while she talks … Read more
Workplace culture plays a prominent role in our everyday lives. Whether it’s a remote meeting, internal communications, or standard operating procedures, how your culture feels directly impacts employee retention and the organization’s bottom line. But how do you measure culture? And if you can measure it, what key factors matter most to employees and companies? … Read more
IE definitions will be sprinkled across our content as we encounter a learning moment. This can be a teaching moment for a teammate, a friend, or a stranger. Each time, we’ll dive into a term commonly used in the DI&B space and some examples of how to use it.
By: Anonymous Contributor I’ve struggled with mental wellness for over 17 years, and each episode becomes more unbearable than the last. What I’ve noticed is that when I have a caring employer or leadership team, the bout of depression is easier to push through. When I have an employer who perpetuates it, the length and … Read more
by Rachel Butler at EK Agency in Cincinnati, OH I was connected to Elisa Stampf through InsureWomen. I saw Elisa’s pride flag on her LinkedIn profile, I immediately thought it was admirable of her for being bold and unafraid, especially in the typically conservative world of insurance. I clicked to find out more about Elisa’s … Read more
We want to feel seen and heard – it’s a basic human desire. However, we can forget that just as much as we want that, so do many others we interact with daily. This desire can particularly apply to folks historically excluded from even contemplating the idea that their feelings are as valid as the … Read more
Authored by a brave soul in the insurance industry Starting Out I entered the insurance industry at around 17 years old. At the time, I was a young, bright-eyed, bushy tailed, and fresh out of high school Puerto Rican girl that thought she was ready for the world. Most of my friends were still working … Read more
Authored by a brave soul in the insurance industry Culture Take a moment to think about what leadership means to you. Now think about a time when you were personally impacted by leadership – positive or negative. How did you feel? How do you feel now reflecting on it? While I could (and probably should) … Read more