Diversity

Your workplace culture is constantly changing. The Emtrain blog is dedicated to bringing human resources professionals, compliance officers, and other culture leaders new ideas and resources they can use to cultivate a conscious workplace. From evolving your code of conduct into a culture code to giving your employees the language and workplace skills they need to be a positive part of a respectful workplace culture, we’ve got you covered.

Ramadan: How to Support Your Muslim Employees

It's that wonderful time of year again! No, not Thanksgiving or Christmas. The holy month of Ramadan begins April 13th - May 12th, 2021. Muslims worldwide observe 30 days of...

American but Asian: The anti-Asian turning point

I was born in Seoul, South Korea and adopted as a baby into my loving, Caucasian, Minnesotan family. I grew up being one of maybe three other Asian kids in...

"Women Who Made The World A Better Place to Work"

“My persuasion Can build a nation Endless power With our love we can devour” Women have always been these 3 things: Smart enough to make millions Strong enough to bare...

Creating Inclusion and Equality for Women at Work

For decades, women have been fighting for equal rights in the workplace, education, government, reproductive rights, and so forth. Companies have made pledges to have more women in leadership positions...

On Being a Woman Entrepreneur and CEO

I started a business to address an obvious (to me) market need. As an employment lawyer, investigator, and workforce trainer, I could see that companies failed to manage harassment and...

Creating Opportunities for the Future of Black Leadership

“If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. If you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” That’s...

Three Structural Inequities That Lead to a Lack of Diversity

"Why does it matter how many [insert underrepresented group] work here? It’s about Diversity of thought, right?" It's a sentiment that's holding many people and organizations back from realizing transformative...

Blind Recruiting: Combat Bias to Drive Diversity

Building a more diverse and inclusive workforce does not happen overnight, and an organization cannot mend under representation with "diversity hires." Addressing a lack of diversity needs to start at...

Why We Must Continue to Speak About The Unspeakable

"Bein alive & bein a woman & bein colored is a metaphysical dilemma I haven’t conquered yet." - Ntozake Shange I first read those words in my freshman year of...

Allyship in Hollywood: Black History Month

The year is 1957. Black performers have just begun to break into the mainstream music scene, but the integration into popular culture is slow going and very selective. Singers like...

Black History Month Now and All-Year

Black History Month hits a little differently in 2021. Since the tragic death of George Floyd, following many other extrajudicial killings of black people, many people and brands have a...

Fresh Look: Building Ethics, Respect, and Inclusion

Recent political events and historic socially turbulent times have made one thing crystal clear; the time to prioritize and review your Diversity and Inclusion efforts is now. Employees are speaking,...

The Pledge to Create Equity in Tech

Systemic economic oppression and the continuous wealth gap make it harder for people of color and underrepresented founders to launch their startups. For years, they have lacked equitable resources they...

Inclusive Virtual Holiday Party Tips

Virtual work events, we either love them, or we’re tired of them. Screen fatigue has been a real symptom of work from home this year, so it’s normal if your...

Addressing Political Discussions at Work

We are living in unprecedented times. Politics consumes discourse, and polarization causes rifts in families and friendships. While political discussions in the workplace aren’t necessarily inappropriate, such conversations can interfere...

4 Takeaways from President Trump’s Exec Order

Last week, President Trump issued an Executive Order banning all companies who are federal contractors from training their employees on diversity training that is “divisive” and perpetuates stereotypes. Let’s not...

How to Leverage Your Privilege for Better

We sat down with Nancy Douyon, design ethicist and product philosopher. Nancy has been a UI/UX designer (User Interface, User Experience) at Google, Uber, IBM, and Intel. She is an Emtrain...

The Power of Inclusion

We sat down with Nancy Douyon, design ethicist and product philosopher. Nancy has been a UI/UX designer (User Interface, User Experience) at Google, Uber, IBM, and Intel. She is an Emtrain...

Designing for Inclusion

We sat down with Nancy Douyon, design ethicist and product philosopher. Nancy has been a UI/UX designer (User Interface, User Experience) at Google, Uber, IBM, and Intel. She is an Emtrain...

Recognizing LGBT Women of Color Over the Years

As Gay Pride Month comes to a close during one of the most momentous years in the history of the LGBTQ rights movement, we look back on some of the...

Landmark Supreme Court Decision for LGBT Workers

In a landmark decision announced on Monday, June 17th, the United States Supreme Court announced that it is unlawful for individuals to be fired because of sexual orientation. The decision...