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.

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...

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...

Landmark Supreme Court Decision for LGBT Workers

In a landmark decision announced on Monday, June 17th, 2020, the United States Supreme Court announced that it is unlawful for individuals to be fired because of sexual orientation. The...

A Conversation About Black Lives Matter and Being an Ally

Can we agree that many children are afraid of the dark? Many children also believe that monsters have taken up residence in their closet and for sure, a monster will...

Here's What's the Matter with "All Lives Matter"

Trying to explain to friends, family or colleagues “what’s the matter with saying All Lives Matter?” Having a hard time finding the right words, or not really sure yourself? The...

A Letter to Take #ActionforEquality

#ActionforEquality  I’ve received a multitude of emails, texts and PMs of support and for those, I am forever grateful. Thank you. I have also had a lot of friends, peers...

Corporate Responses to Racial Injustice

Cynthia Overton, Director of Tech Workplace Initiatives, Kapor Center I sent this message to members of Diversity Advocates and Our Collective to encourage organizations to reflect...

Supporting At-Risk Employees During COVID-19

While you may hear people point out that the COVID virus does not discriminate, one of the most important conversations to have during a global health crisis is understanding and...

What Does Respect Mean in Today’s Diverse Workforce?

In 2020, most of us will be working alongside people from different generations and different cultural backgrounds, and when it comes to creating a respectful culture, the real emerging challenge...

Promoting Diversity and Inclusion

More and more companies are coming to realize that the real value of an organization lies in engaging and mobilizing a diverse & intersectional pool of talent. Not merely to...
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