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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.
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By: Bryan K. Ludeña Campoverde At the turn of the last century, many people remained skeptical of both germ theory and preventative medicine. However, one public health official challenged these beliefs and single-handedly saved thousands of lives. Sara Josephine Baker, the director of the Bureau of Child Hygiene in the New York City Health Department, transformed … Read more
By: Bryan K. Ludeña Campoverde Uncovering Leonardo’s Sexual Orientation Leonardo da Vinci is widely known for his artistic genius and innovative scientific discoveries, but his personal life has been shrouded in mystery. However, recent research suggests that he may have been gay, and that his sexuality played a significant role in his life and work. … Read more
By: Bryan K. Ludeña Campoverde A Life of Courage and Transformation April Ashley, born George Jamieson in Liverpool in 1935, lived a life marked by challenges, rejection, and eventual triumph. At 25, she made history by undergoing one of the earliest gender reassignment surgeries, becoming one of the world’s first visible LGBT icons. Despite her hardships, … Read more
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
Reminiscing about positive memories can have a significant impact on mental health and well-being.
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
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
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
“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
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
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.
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- 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
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- Simplify and amplify your recruiting process
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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: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Arkansas: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Colorado: Colorado Department of Human Services
Delaware: Delaware Division of Industrial Affairs
District of Columbia: District of Columbia Commission on Human Rights
Indiana: Indiana Civil Rights Commission
Kansas: Kansas Human Rights Commission
Kentucky: Kentucky Human Rights Commission
Louisiana: Louisiana 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 Mexico: New Mexico Human Rights Division
New York: New York Division of Human Rights
North Carolina: North Carolina Human Relations Commission
Oklahoma: Oklahoma Civil Rights Enforcement Unit
Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission
Rhode Island: Rhode Island Human Rights Commission
South Carolina: South Carolina Human Rights Commission
Tennessee: Tennessee Human Rights Commission
Vermont: Vermont Human Rights Commission
Virginia: Virginia Office of Civil Rights
Washington: Washington State Human Rights Commission