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“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.