allyship

Why It’s Important to Build LGBTQIA+ Allyship

At Emtrain, we’ve been hard at work building a framework for measuring and scoring indicators of Inclusion, Respect, and Ethics and providing research and benchmarking to help companies be more intentional in their efforts. As we teach and gather insights, we also collect learner stories, and we’re always touched by the workplace situations they choose…

ramadan

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 fast from dawn to sunset, abstaining from food and water, maintaining a pure mind, and dedicating oneself to prayer, God, and donating to the less…

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 high school as the lead in our production of “For Colored Girl’s Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf.” Mr.Rothwell, my drama teacher,…

Foster Belonging in the Workplace

6 Ways to Foster Belonging in the Workplace

In a recent Harvard Business Review article, Pat Wadors, senior vice president of global talent organization at LinkedIn, shared the key element lacking from most diversity and inclusion initiatives: belonging. Despite increased diversity efforts, we’re not really seeing a lasting impact on minority representation in organizations. Wadors drew from her own experience as a female in a…