We’re here to help you learn about topics such as microaggressions, unconscious bias, and intersectionality. Why? We’ve all experienced first hand what it’s like to not be accepted because of who we are. We understand these issues because we’ve lived them in our own lives. From recruitment, to onboarding, to compliance, we’ve got you covered. Our team remains on-call throughout your implementation process to answer any questions that come up and to ensure your success.

 

What we offer

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Speaker Series

Our translators share their personal stories to offer a peek into the realities of being different in the workplace. We invite participants to reflect on their own experiences of disconnection and authenticity.

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Best Practices Training

Our expert facilitators lead interactive trainings on hot topics. We’ll cover key terms, outline dos and don’t for affirming diversity, and discuss strategies for building successful diverse teams. We aim for this experience to be an open dialogue.

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HR Consulting

Together with your HR team, we’ll work through every step of creating an inclusive workplace. We’ll address how to handle common challenges as well as how to recruit and retain a diverse workforce.


Learn about our areas of expertise

Women in the Workplace

Understand and navigate the issues and discrimination that women face on the job.

Race in the Workplace

Gain insight into race relations in and out of the workplace.

 

Generation Gap

Connect employees of all generations and help them understand one another.

Gender awareness & transgender

Get to know various expressed genders and the social climate for transgender employees.

women in the workplace

Ensuring true equality for all women

We’ve come a long way since The Feminine Mystique, but our work toward true gender equality in the workplace is ongoing. Women have seen incredible advancements in rights and opportunities in the last few decades. They’re now the U.S.’s most educated workers, and millennial women are more likely than men to complete both undergraduate and graduate degrees. But, many women still experience disconnection and discrimination on the job due to their gender.

Some women in the workplace topics we’ll cover with you include:

• Key terms in gender and sexuality

• Women’s professional experiences

• Gender disconnect on the job

• Sexual harassment

• Family leave

Gender should not constrain us, but it’s still integral to who we are. Our differences matter. They’re what bring greater perspective, flexibility, and creativity to our work.

 

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7 years | Census data shows that the gender wage gap did not improve at all between 2007 and 2014. (U.S. Census Bureau)

33% | A third of women report experiencing discrimination or harassment at work. (Center for American Progress)

79 cents | The latest research shows that women still only make 79 cents to every dollar a man earns. (U.S. Census Bureau)

15% | Research shows that gender-diverse companies are 15% more likely to outperform their peers. (McKinsey)

48% | 24-35 year old women are 48% more likely than men to complete a graduate degree, and 31% more likely to complete an undergraduate degree. (White House Council of Economic Advisers, 2013)

81% | The percentage of Generation Z that says gender doesn't define a person as much as it used to. (J. Walter Thompson Innovation Group)

1 in 6 | Women account for only 1 in 6 software developers. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

1 in 3 |  Women account for less than 1 in 3 chief executives, and they make 74.5% as much as male executives. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

70.5% | The percentage of women with families who also work. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

When female employees feel seen and respected, everyone in an organization can be more authentic, more engaged, and more productive.

We know that companies are working to not only ensure equality for women, but also to foster a deeper understanding between genders to creates powerful, productive teams. 


Race in the workplace

An ongoing pursuit of racial equality

While we’ve made progress on rights and opportunities for people of color in the last few decades, many races still experience discrimination and bias on the job. A diverse, multiracial workplace is beneficial for everybody. It helps us connect and learn from one another’s experiences so that we can become our most authentic and informed selves.

Some race-related topics we’ll cover with you include:

• Navigating prejudice

• Communicating amidst misunderstanding

• Bridging cultural gaps

• Experiences of people of color

• Racial and cultural disconnects on the job

 

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35% | Research shows that ethnically-diverse companies are 35% more likely to outperform their peers. (McKinsey)

39% | Racial and ethnic minorities make up 39% of millennials and 38% of gen Xers, compared with just 27% of baby boomers and 20% of the silent generation. (Pew)

1% | Less than 1% of Fortune 500 CEOs are African-American.

45,000 | Since 2011, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has received over 45,000 complaints about racial discrimination. (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)

2x | It is twice as hard for black college graduates to find a job than white college graduates. (Center for Economic and Policy Research)

2.7% | In 2010, black Americans held 2.7% of the country’s wealth, though they made up 13% of the population. (Federal Reserve, U.S. Census Bureau)

44% | The Great Recession hit people of color the hardest. Between 2007 and 2010, Hispanic families’ wealth fell by 44%, and black families’ by 31%, compared to 11% for white families. (Federal Reserve, U.S. Census Bureau)

50% | Even with the same level of education, socioeconomic status, and location, black job applicants still receive fewer interviews and job offers. Research found that applicants with African-American-sounding names had to submit 50% more resumes than applicants with white-sounding names to get a call back. (National Bureau of Economic Research, 2003)

83% | When they believe their organization fosters an inclusive culture, 83% of millennials are actively engaged at work. (Deloitte)

A diverse, multiracial workplace is beneficial for everybody. It helps us connect and learn from one another’s experiences so that we can become our most authentic and informed selves.

Many companies are working to ensure equality for people of color, as well as create an environment and understanding for employees of all races. 


the Generation Gap

Helping different generations see eye
to eye

In today’s organizations we see many generations on the job. While baby boomers and gen Z might function differently, everyone has important traits to bring to the table. Millennials are well on their way to making up almost half of the workforce, so it’s important to address generation challenges now. We know companies are working to unite their workforce, and we’re here to help.

Some generation gap topics we’ll cover with you include:

• Bridging generations

• Key age and generation terms

• Dos and don’t for uniting coworkers of different ages

• Experiences of different generations at work

• Age disconnects on the job

 

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64% | It’s a priority for 64% of millennials to make the world a better place.

72% | Almost three quarters of millennials would like to be their own boss. But if they do have to work for a boss, 79% of them would want that boss to serve more as a coach or mentor.

88% | Most millennials—88%—prefer a collaborative work culture rather than a competitive one.

74% | The old 9 to 5 isn’t resonating with millennials—74% want flexible work schedules.

88% | Work and life now blend together—so 88% if millennials want “work-life integration.”

Managing all generations in the workplace is a growing challenge for organizations. When employees of all ages can understand one another and treat each other with respect, everyone can work together to succeed. We know companies are working to unite their workforce, and we’re here to help.


Gender awareness & Transgender

The gender landscape is changing

Transgender people have always existed, but a changing social climate is making it easier for people to safely and openly live their truths. As safety and acceptance increases, a wider range of expressed genders is rapidly emerging, led by millennials and generation Z. Unfortunately, many transgender people still experience mistreatment on the job. This respect gap is often the result of a lack of training and education, rather than outright bigotry. 

Some transgender topics we’ll cover with you include:

• Key terms in gender and sexuality

• The transgender experience

• When a current employee or client transitions 

• How to handle the bathroom conversation

• Recruiting transgender employees and making them comfortable

 

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1 in 100 | Researchers believe transgender people could account for as much as 1% of the population, or 1.4 million people in the U.S. alone. (NYTimes, Williams Institute)

56% | The percentage of generation Z that knows someone who uses gender neutral pronouns. (J. Walter Thompson Innovation Group)

58 | The number of gender options on Facebook. (Facebook)

81% | The percentage of generation Z that says gender doesn't define a person as much as it used to. (J. Walter Thompson Innovation Group)

19 | The number of states that have laws prohibiting discrimination against transgender people. (ACLU)

71% | The percentage of transgender people who have hidden their gender for fear of discrimination. (The LGBT Task Force)

97% | The percentage of transgender people who have experienced workplace mistreatment due to their gender identity or expression. (The LGBT Task Force)

15% | Research shows that gender-diverse companies are 15% more likely to outperform their peers (McKinsey).

Growing gender diversity is a unique challenge and opportunity for employers. A workplace that affirms people of all genders does not just help trans people—it’s good for all employees. 

Unfortunately, many transgender people still experience mistreatment on the job. This respect gap is often the result of a lack of training and education, rather than outright bigotry. We know companies want to do right by their transgender employees and clients, and we’re here to help.


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Women in the workplace // race in the workplace // Generation Gap