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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Choose respect

August 3, 2022Jen Gilbert

Q. How can I effectively communicate about inclusion in the workplace?   A. Using inclusive language in the workplace is one way to support your efforts to create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive business.   Words are powerful. They have the power to not only describe our world—but also define it. One of the coolest things about English is its evolution. The English language is constantly changing, and just because we’ve said something one way for hundreds of years...

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Be authentic 

June 7, 2022Jen Gilbert

Q. How can I be an authentic ally in the workplace?  A. We’ve already established the importance of building a diverse, equitable and inclusive (DEI) business. Ensuring you communicate effectively about DEI is the next step—and that starts with authenticity.   Authentic allyship occurs when your goal is to transfer the benefits of privilege to those who lack it. For example, your business may answer a request for volunteers or funds to assist a local nonprofit working...

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DEI: Make the commitment

May 9, 2022Jen Gilbert

Q. What is DEI and how should my business communicate about it?   A. Large companies have been focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) for decades, but in recent years, smaller businesses are learning the value of doing so, as well.   Diversity is about the full range of human differences and similarities. These include personal dimensions like ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, age and physical ability. But it can also include things like parental or family status,...

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