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SHRM

6 Tips for Developing a Sexual-Harassment Training Program
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, more states and cities are mandating sexual-harassment training for all workers—not just managers. But even where training isn't required, employers should consider the benefits of creating a program, said Patti Perez at a concurrent session during the SHRM 2018 Annual Conference & Exposition. The main goal of training should be to ensure a healthy and productive workplace culture, she said. Perez is vice president of workplace strategy at Emtrain, a culture tech company based in California that offers online compliance training: July 2018

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Quartz At Work

Six reasons your workplace’s sexual-harassment training will fail.
In the months since sexual harassment in the workplace exploded into the public consciousness, a growing range of organizations are reconsidering their policies and procedures. Often, that means taking a new look at the training they provide employees, which may not have been updated in years or even decades. In many cases, the training is sure to fail, says Patti Perez, an employment lawyer and vice president at Emtrain, which designs online training content. In a June 19 talk at the annual conference of the Society of Human Resources Management, Perez laid out six reasons corporate training doesn’t work: July 2018

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CNN Money

What does unconscious bias training look like? I took three courses to find out.
We all have bias. Every training I took emphasized this from the start. Part of the power in emphasizing this commonality is that it keeps people who may be learning about their own prejudice from feeling villainized by the training, says Janine Yancey, founder and CEO of Emtrain. Instead, good training wants everyone to see bias as something they can work on with each interaction. May 2018

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SHRM

New York Harassment Training Must Be Interactive
The California Fair Employment and Housing Council has passed detailed regulations defining and clarifying what "interactivity" and other terms mean for employers in the state, said Patti Perez, vice president of workplace strategy at Emtrain, a California culture tech company. She was a principal author of the California training regulations that went into effect in 2016.

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Techcrunch

Hootsworth helps you address sexual harassment and other workplace issues
Harassment is clearly an issue everywhere. Now introducing Hootsworth, founded by harassment legal expert Janine Yancey. It is launching in beta today to provide a resource and tool for employees and employers to address harassment and other workplace issues. by Megan Rose Dickey April 6, 2018.

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PBS News Hour

Does sexual harassment training work?
In the wake of the recent wave of sexual harassment claims and persuant resignations, PBS poses the question: Does sexual harassment training work? Emtrain's Workplace Color Specterum is cited as a usefull tool in training. by Rhana Natour Jan. 8, 2018.

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Sacramento Business Journal

What you need to know about sexual harassment
Emtrain founder and CEO Janine Yancey chimes in as the Sacramento Business Journal explains how many companies are forced to explore how to operate within a new work environment following a national deluge of sexual harassment suits. by Victor A. Patton Dec. 22, 2017.

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CNN Money

Why most sexual harassment training videos don't work
CNN examines the mundane and outdated training methods that have led to a flurry of sexual harassment complaints. Emtrain and their CEO Janine Yancey offer a modern solution to the typically perfunctory and unavailing task that is workplace sensitivity training. by Julia Carpenter Dec. 12, 2017.

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Bloomberg BNA

When Anti-Harassment Policy Isn’t Enough, Fix Corporate Culture
Emtrain Founder and CEO Janine Yancey touches on the importance of authenticity in Bloomberg's piece on corporate culture and harassment training. by Martin Berman-Gorvine Nov. 24, 2017.

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Washington Post

The sexual-harassment epidemic has been diagnosed. What’s the cure?
The Washington Post explores the current harassment epidemic; Emtrain's founder and CEO Janine Yancey provides insight. by Monica Hesse Nov. 19, 2017.

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Fast Company

Managers: What You Should Do When An Employee Reports Harassment
Emtrain founder and CEO Janine Yancey is quoted in Fast Company's piece on harassment investigations. by Lydia Dishman Nov. 7, 2017.

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Esquire

What to Do If You See a Female Coworker Being Harassed
Janine Yancey chimes in on the shared responsibility that goes into preventing workplace harassment. by Kaitlin Menza Oct. 13, 2017.

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Bloomberg Law

Engaging and valuing women in the workplace is of paramount importance in the push for true employment equity. Emtrain's founder and CEO Janine Yancey comments on the need for potential success. by Martin Berman-Gorvine on Sept 15, 2017

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Bloomberg Law

Bloomberg weighs in on the progress made, or lack there of, in the fight for pay equity. Emtrain's founder and CEO Janine Yancey comments on the loss of momentum. by Martin Berman-Gorvine on Sept 15, 2017

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Emtrain Announces Two Strategic Hires to its Leadership Team: Robert Todd & Patti Perez

Former LinkedIn learning technologist Robert Todd joins as Emtrain's Chief Product Officer. Prominent California regulator Patti Perez joins as Emtrain's Vice President of Workplace Strategy.

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Emtrain Partners With Decathlon Capital for Growth Financing

Emtrain's new funding deal with Decathlon Capital Partners will assist in expanding our vision of creating healthier workplaces with the most cutting edge learning platform. Aug 9, 2017

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USA Today

In the wake of Google's high profile termination, USA Today raises the question: how does one know what is suitable to say at work? Emtrain's CEO Janine Yancey weighs in. by Charisse Jones and Elizabeth Weise on Aug 8, 2017

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Microlearning Video Solution Announcement

Emtrain Delivers Real Time, Custom Workforce Education with New Microlearning Video Solution. Fast, flexible video lessons draw on real world events and scenarios to mimic instant, social-media fueled workplace environments.

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Techcrunch

There’s a new platform for tech companies to manage unconscious bias. by Megan Rose Dickey on Sept 29,2016

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Bloomberg BNA

Reducing Unconscious Bias Requires Collaboration. Oct 07, 2016

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Emtrain Debuts New Suite of Modern Workplace Education Tools in PWH Program

Marketwired explains how Emtrain's new LMS "drives a modern training platform that better reflects and resolves real life workplace environments and issues." Nov 17, 2016

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Emtrain and Paradigm Collaborate to Launch Managing Unconscious Bias Program

Marketwired disects Emtrain's Unconcious Bias Training program and shares why it is so effective. Sept 29, 2016

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Next to Love, Nothing Consumes People like Workplace Issues

Acording to Janine Yancey, President and CEO of Emtrain, next to romantic problems nothing consumes people more than workplace issues.

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What VCs need to learn from the Ellen Pao trial

All in all, Kleiner Perkins got off easy with respect to Ellen Pao’s lawsuit against them for gender bias and retaliation

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Ellen Pao avoids public airing of family finances

The judge in Ellen Pao's $16 million gender discrimination lawsuit against venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins has ruled that her financial situation isn't relevant to the case and that bringing it into court would "create an unseemly sideshow.

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For Kleiner Perkins, a win in court but the damage is done

Ellen Pao's resounding loss on her sexual-discrimination claims against former employer Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers is another blow to women in tech, the tech industry and venture capital in particular.

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He Said Vs. She Said: Jury Deliberate Pao, KPCB Trial

Emtrain President Janine Yancey and Frumkin & Hunter Partrner Bill Frumkin discuss the sexual discrimination case brought by former Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers junior partner Ellen Pao. Yancey and Frumkin speak on “Bloomberg West.”

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