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Authenticity in the Workplace

By pjco811 | September 19, 2022

“Bring your authentic self.” In the last few years, that has been a phrase to rise in popularity for many in the workplace, communities, gatherings, and more. While often well-intentioned, it may be a difficult newness to navigate for a lot of folks, especially for those historically excluded from doing so in the past.  Let’s … Read more

A Brief Synopsis of Latinx Heritage Month

By pjco811 | September 14, 2022

Latinx Heritage Month or Hispanic Heritage Month (government designation) is celebrated between September 15 – October 15 to recognize and honor the impactful contributions of Latinx Americans on United States’ history.  This month helps celebrate the many heritages and cultures that encompass Latin America and learn about its breadth and diversity. At IE, we’ve chosen … Read more

Why don’t we talk about getting it wrong?

By stampfe | August 16, 2022

We spend ample time, energy, and money figuring out how to do it right. Countless companies sell you “the next best thing” or “fail-proof” software and services. Yet often, our best learnings come from pretty big mistakes. So why don’t we talk about them? As a marketing rep for a national company, I took over … Read more

Rules of Engagement: How to best work as a team?

By stampfe | July 20, 2022

What are they, and why should we talk about them? Defining Rules of Engagement You typically see the term “rules of engagement” used in military lingo, but what exactly is it? Rules of engagement are a set of rules, orders, or procedures that are put in place so that everyone knows what is expected, what … Read more

Making Strides: A short guide on incorporating inclusivity as an individual.

By stampfe | July 8, 2022

Add your pronouns Why this is important: Not everyone physically reflects the pronouns they represent. More importantly, it’s a way to show respect. Adding your pronouns to your email signature, your social media profiles, and your video conferencing tools takes the guesswork out and opens the space for others to add their pronouns.  Add your … Read more

Rights

By pjco811 | June 30, 2022

“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

LGBTQIA2S Definitions and Flags

By meghanbeachlang | June 21, 2022

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

Digital Loneliness: Navigating Connection in the “New Normal”

By meghanbeachlang | June 14, 2022

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

phoenix™ and the Components of Culture

By stampfe | June 5, 2022

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

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.

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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