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Definitions and Use Cases As We Experience Them

By meghanbeachlang | May 12, 2022

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.

Latest Story Shared with IE: Mental Health

By meghanbeachlang | April 27, 2022

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

Why I Signed the IE Pledge

By stampfe | April 18, 2022

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

Centering Ourselves – And What We Can Do About It

By pjco811 | April 15, 2022

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

Celebration of Growth – New Story Shared with IE

By stampfe | April 13, 2022

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

Leadership at a Conference: New Story Shared with IE

By stampfe | April 6, 2022

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

Solving the Insurance Talent Shortage

By stampfe | March 8, 2022

By Sarah Muniz Backstory I’ve been part of the Insurance field since 2001, have heard in conferences from leadership, and have seen numerous articles about the lack of interest millennials and the next generations have in our industry, making it extremely difficult to attract new talent. It’s been concerning to hear this frustration from numerous … Read more

Importance of Equality, Equity & Inclusion Highlighting Women’s Rights

By stampfe | March 7, 2022

by Minahil Sohail History The story of women’s persistence to overcome the subordinate position in society is one that has been unceasingly told. Despite the hundreds of years of attention to the issue, there has been an aggravating concern regarding the deficit that has been continuously experienced when it came to the participation of women … Read more

PRESS RELEASE: Insure Equality announces newest Pledge Signer – Gamma Iota Sigma

By stampfe | February 28, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Chicago, IL March 1, 2022 – Insure Equality (IE) announces its newest pledge signer, Gamma Iota Sigma. IE’s mission is to uplift the voices in the industry that are typically excluded or minimized, and Gamma Iota Sigma “leads the sustainable growth and diversification of the insurance industry’s student talent pipeline across all … Read more

Imposter Syndrome: The Latest Shared Story with IE

By meghanbeachlang | February 15, 2022

Often it is the most fleeting of words that hold the most significant power. Imposter syndrome often runs rampant among high achieving individuals and can be evoked from intentional or the seemingly most innocent of moments. Imposter syndrome is the feeling that you will be called out as a fraud and that you are not … 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.

Professional Development & Team Alignment Coaching

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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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.

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