Why don’t we talk about getting it wrong?

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?

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

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

phoenix™ and the Components of Culture

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

Solving the Insurance Talent Shortage

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 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

Imposter Syndrome: The Latest Shared Story with IE

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

Our top eight goals to celebrate Black history in 2022

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

Innocent Assumptions: New Shared Story to IE

The dangers of workplace assumptions

I can’t believe it’s my first big conference where I am a Keynote Speaker at the event. A stranger approaches me as I internally build my sense of worth (yes, you belong here, and yes, you have something to give these business owners). I take a quick sip of my drink because cold networking always … Read more