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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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Refocus over Resolutions
As we slowly ease into 2023, we are taking time to pause, reflect, and refocus. 2022 was such a big year for us! We launched phoenix™, and we won an award for it while still in beta. We touched half of the United States and even went international with a footprint in Canada. Yet, we … Read more
Authenticity in the Workplace
“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
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
Rules of Engagement: How to best work as a team?
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.
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
“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
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”
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
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
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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: 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!
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