Diversity

Budget Planning: Make Room for DEI
December 6, 2022

Budget Planning: Make Room for DEI

Making DEI Efforts a Part of Your Ongoing Fiscal Planning At the end of each year, companies spend time fiscally planning their initiatives for the upcoming year. Just as other projects require budgeting, so do your intended DEI efforts. You can only meet your DEI goals if you set aside dedicated funds. It is, therefore, essential to link DEI efforts…

Going Beyond Latino Heritage Month
October 14, 2022

Going Beyond Latino Heritage Month

Go beyond Hispanic Heritage month, and make changes to your business or workplace environment to support Hispanic people and other people of color, year-round Increasing visibility in leadership. Seeing other Executives of color in leadership positions that younger employees of color can aspire to be can serve as a great retention tool. Institutionalizing sponsorship and mentorship. The responsibility for diversifying…

The Financial Literacy Racial Disparity
October 7, 2022

The Financial Literacy Racial Disparity

Acknowledging the Issues, Addressing the Causes, and How Implementing DEI Strategies Can Help The month of October recognizes the importance of financial planning. October is both Economic Education month and National Financial Planning month. On first consideration, it may seem that these themes do not relate to our DEI efforts. However, when we view these themes from a different perspective,…

September: Suicide Prevention Month
September 19, 2022

September: Suicide Prevention Month

Though we shed some light in the month of September to this sensitive topic, 30 days is not nearly enough. Even though suicide does not discriminate and affects the general population, groups such as LGTBQ+, non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Native and non-Hispanic White populations, veterans and workers in certain industries and occupations have a higher rate of suicide. Much like mental…

Major Issues Affecting Job Quality for the Hispanic and Latino Community
September 15, 2022

Major Issues Affecting Job Quality for the Hispanic and Latino Community

How the Small and Mid-Sized Business Community Can Support Hispanic and Latino Job Growth America is known around the world as the great melting pot, and this is a prominent part of our culture. Just as we celebrate mixing cultures and traditions, we must also ensure that everyone receives the same opportunities. The Hispanic and Latino community makes up more…

Inclusivity, Recognition, and Equal Pay in the Workplace
August 17, 2022

Inclusivity, Recognition, and Equal Pay in the Workplace

The pay gap between communities widens every year. We discuss where it comes from and how we can close the gap. August is an important month for acknowledging the need to continue implementing, creating, and pursuing a workplace environment of equal opportunities. This month is known as Black Business Month and National Civility Month. Additionally, National Women’s Equality Day also…

Recognizing Non-Binary Individuals Appropriately in the Workplace
July 12, 2022

Recognizing Non-Binary Individuals Appropriately in the Workplace

Actionable Tips to Make Your Workplace More Inclusive July 14th is International Non-Binary People’s Day! As we celebrate the diversity of our community and the contributions of non-binary individuals, let’s take a moment to consider what you can do in your workplace to make it more welcoming for everyone. Below are 3 simple suggestions of things you can do to…

4 Quick Tips on Making Your Workplace More Accessible to Employees with Disabilities
July 7, 2022

4 Quick Tips on Making Your Workplace More Accessible to Employees with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law in July 1990. On the 25th anniversary of the law’s inception, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio declared July to be Disability Pride Month, celebrating the history of disability rights and marking the occasion with parades and festivities. The ADA prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in and outside the…

Honoring Juneteenth in the Workplace
June 9, 2022

Honoring Juneteenth in the Workplace

The Holiday Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Cel-Liberation Day, Second Independence Day, and Emancipation Day, takes place annually on June 19. The holiday is a combination of the words “June” and “nineteenth.” June 19th is to commemorate the end of legal slavery in the United States. It honors the day in 1865 that enslaved Black people in…

The Benefits of LGBTQ+ Inclusive Workplace Education
June 1, 2022

The Benefits of LGBTQ+ Inclusive Workplace Education

In recent years, diversity training has become an important topic in the workplace. As it covers gender, age, and ethnicity, you may wonder why including additional training on LGBTQ+ inclusivity is necessary. To some, these topics may seem commonplace, but it is crucial to make sure that everyone in your company feels heard, valued, and respected. You never know where…

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