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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: 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
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
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
Today, as we celebrate the first day of Black History Month, we want to make something very clear. Our commitment to racial equity in the workplace is year-round, 365 days a year, not just for publicity’s sake one month a year. We also strongly feel that Black History Month is meant to honor brave actions … 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