Your Source for Company Culture Insight
Whether you’re an individual or a company, Insure Equality has gathered inspirational and educational articles, news releases, books, music and movie recommendations to help you better understand diversity and inclusion and company culture.
Our Blog Your
The Secret Queer Lives of Historical Figures: Nikola Tesla
By: Bryan K. Ludeña Campoverde Nikola Tesla’s personal life has been the subject of much speculation, and there is no definitive proof of his sexual orientation. However, some evidence suggests that Tesla may have been gay. In addition to his close friendship with Robert Underwood Johnson, Tesla also had a strong emotional attachment to his … Read more
Unlocking the Benefits of Reminiscence for Improved Mental Health
Reminiscing about positive memories can have a significant impact on mental health and well-being.
Mastering the Art of Courageous Conversations
By: Bryan K. Ludeña Campoverde Introduction Difficult conversations can be challenging, but they are often necessary for resolving conflicts and building stronger relationships. In the context of promoting greater equality, having difficult conversations can be particularly important for addressing issues of discrimination, bias, and systemic inequalities. In this blog post, we will provide tips and … Read more
Mentorship for Equality
By: Bryan K. Ludeña Campoverde From the earliest days of human history, mentorship has played a crucial role in our personaland professional growth. It is a practice that has been passed down from generation togeneration and has evolved over time to reflect the changing needs of society. Today,mentorship is more important than ever as a … Read more
From Diversity to Social Responsibility: The Conversations We Need to Have
By: Bryan K. Ludeña Campoverde In today’s rapidly changing world, it’s more important than ever to have open and honestconversations about the issues that matter. By talking about topics such as diversity andinclusion, mental health, environmental sustainability, education, and social responsibility, wecan build a more equitable, inclusive, and sustainable society.Important topics:Diversity and Inclusion: Diversity is … Read more
The ultimate don’t in insurance recruiting
“Only born US citizens [white]… [Don’t share with candidates]” Yep. That’s real. And it made its way into a published job ad on Indeed thanks to Berkshire Hathaway recruiter Arthur Grand Technologies. Here at Insure Equality, we’re exposed to many stories of racism and discrimination but rarely do we see something so overtly white supremacist … Read more
The Importance of Belonging
By: Bryan K. Ludeña Campoverde Introduction: Have you ever felt like you didn’t fit in or felt like a stranger in the environment around you? If so, you are not alone. Many people experience feelings of loneliness or disconnection at some point in their lives. But what if there was a way to feel more … Read more
By: Bryan K. Ludeña Campoverde Are you feeling demotivated, stressed, and exhausted at work? You may be experiencing burnout, a type of job-related exhaustion that can affect your physical, psychological, and emotional health. But don’t worry, there are ways to prevent and manage burnout to improve your well-being. Burnout is a serious problem that can … Read more
Equal Pay Day: insurance ranked worst for paying women fairly
Equal Pay Day, marked on March 14th, recognizes the extra 3.5 months women have to work to earn what men earned in 12. Of all industries, finance and insurance is the worst for gender pay discrepancies, with women on average earning 77 cents for every dollar paid to men. Elisa Stampf and Kyli Ortlieb were … Read more
Celebrating the insurance industry’s DEI stars
This week, Insurance Business America released its report on diversity, equity, and inclusion in insurance. After 15 weeks of interviews and surveys, IBA awarded 17 participants its coveted 5-star rating. The report reaffirms that DEI is at the core of our industry, helping guide service provision, recruitment, HR and governance. While implementation varies, one approach … Read more
Letters and/or Emails to Send to Your Company or Insurance Provider
Sample email to start the conversation around equity in the workplace and IE's Pledge. Use the next four emails in succession for a power pitch.
Sample email or letter describing the first tenant of IE's Pledge - culture. Send this email after the starter email to begin your internal campaign.
Sample email or letter describing the second tenant of IE's Pledge - incident reporting. Set a timeline between emails for impact.
Sample email or letter describing the third tenant of IE's Pledge - confidentiality. Remember to add your own ideas too!
Sample email or letter describing the fourth tenant of IE's Pledge - partnerships. Follow up with your own call to action.
Sample Petition Email - Start a petition in your workplace to sign The Pledge. Use this email as an internal conversation starter.
Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Resources
Lead at Any Level
IE has partnered with Lead at Any Level to provide an online learning platform that offers skill-building resources, workshops, and coursework for inclusive leaders at any professional level. Work at your own pace, anytime, from your computer, phone, or tablet. Learn skills such as providing constructive feedback, creating learning cultures, hiring beyond bias, building strong professional networks online, and more. Earn Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM Certification Program (SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®) and Affiliate Rewards as you go. We've listed a few sample courses to the right. To see the full coursework, click below.
Take a Strategic Look at Yourself or Your Team
Look critically at who you've become through your past successes and identify what that means about where you are headed. Focus on your strengths, weaknesses, self awareness, current and future goals with these individual professional development coaching resources and classes. The goal is to build a plan for you to reach your full potential as your true self.
Alignment Ally also helps teams come together in a workshop setting to deep dive into their dynamics, communication, recognition, and goal setting.
Translation Services to Increase Accessibility
- Utilize certified translators that are qualified in more than 170 languages (including American Sign Language, ASL) for your marketing, education, prospecting, and customer service needs
- Outsource staffing to expand your client service capabilities
- Simplify and amplify your recruiting process
See the unique services Akorbi is offering Insure Equality supporters by clicking below, or view and print a PDF of the offering by clicking here.
Language Services to Insure Equality
Filing a Complaint & Other Government Resources
If you feel you have been subjected to unlawful discrimination or harassment and are not satisfied with your company's response, or do not have a trusted human resources pathway, you may file a complaint and find more resources below. We have listed both national and state specific government sites geared toward your civil rights and disability protections.
National: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
National: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Alabama: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Arizona: State of Arizona, Attorney General’s Office, Civil Rights Division
Arkansas: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
California: California Department of Fair Employment and Housing
Colorado: Colorado Department of Human Services
Connecticut: Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities
Delaware: Delaware Division of Industrial Affairs
District of Columbia: District of Columbia Commission on Human Rights
Florida: Florida Commission on Human Relations
Georgia: Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity
Idaho: Idaho Human Rights Commission
Illinois: Department of Human Rights of the State of Illinois
Indiana: Indiana Civil Rights Commission
Iowa: Iowa Civil Rights Commission
Kansas: Kansas Human Rights Commission
Kentucky: Kentucky Human Rights Commission
Louisiana: Louisiana Human Rights Commission
Maine: Maine Human Rights Commission
Maryland: Maryland Human Relations Commission
Massachusetts: Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
Michigan: Michigan Department of Civil Rights
Minnesota: Minnesota Department of Human Rights
Minnesota: Minnesota Department of Human Rights
Missouri: Missouri Commission on Human Rights
Nebraska: Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission
Nevada: Nevada Rights Commission
New Hampshire: New Hampshire Human Rights Commission
New Jersey: New Jersey Department of Law & Public Safety, Division on Civil Rights
New Mexico: New Mexico Human Rights Division
New York: New York Division of Human Rights
North Carolina: North Carolina Human Relations Commission
Ohio: Ohio Civil Rights Commission
Oklahoma: Oklahoma Civil Rights Enforcement Unit
Oregon: Civil Rights Division of the Bureau of Labor and Industries
Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission
Rhode Island: Rhode Island Human Rights Commission
South Carolina: South Carolina Human Rights Commission
Tennessee: Tennessee Human Rights Commission
Texas: Texas Workforce Commission Civil Rights Division
Utah: Utah Antidiscrimination & Labor Division
Vermont: Vermont Human Rights Commission
Virginia: Virginia Office of Civil Rights
Washington: Washington State Human Rights Commission
Wisconsin: Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Equal Rights Division
Suggestions Are Welcome!
We are probably missing a few things and are working every day to add more. Please let us know your suggestions of what we can add by filling out our contact form here.