Building an Inclusive Infrastructure for Working Parents

In June 2021, Emtrain presented a webinar titled Get Ready to Welcome Women Back to Work. The webinar addressed some of the disproportionate effects that COVID-19 had on working women, particularly working mothers, and aimed to provide employers with tools to build equitable infrastructure and inclusive recruitment practices. We are living in a candidate’s job…

A Better Way to Support LGBTQIA+ Employees

Over the past few years, we have seen an unprecedented outpouring of support and acceptance for the LGBTQIA+ community. This cannot be overstated, because this newfound support is genuinely without precedent. Save a few choice exceptions, human history has been remarkably cruel to people who do not conform to cissexual, heterosexual norms. Luckily that cannot…

Introducing the Workplace Culture Report on Inclusion

Inclusion has been a hot topic over the last few years. Some organizations have strategic initiatives around Inclusion, many others are trying to be responsive to employee needs following the resurgence of the racial justice movement, and some are responding to new requirements for deeper reporting on human capital management from the Securities and Exchange…

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Empower Your Employees to Be an Upstander

“Go back to where you came from!” “You don’t belong here!” “Didn’t the virus start in China?” “Why Black Lives Matter? All Lives Matter, too” Some of us may have heard these words in person, read them online, watched clips on social media, or have had these words said to us. It’s triggering. The 2020…

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,…

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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 newly invigorated urgency about celebrating Black history, achievement, and supporting social justice. Black History is American history. Unfortunately, the American education system does not teach…

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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 need to grow a business and embrace entrepreneurship. Meanwhile, venture capitalists (VC) within the tech industry lack diverse representation among investors and have also demonstrated…

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How to Facilitate Inclusive Video Calls

As of late, video calls take up a large portion of our day, and they are the closest we can get to in-person team meetings. Seeing as this is unlikely to change any time soon, it’s important to acknowledge some issues that can come with video conferencing, and equip ourselves with the tools to mitigate…

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Why Your Employees Need a Mental Break Right Now

From dealing with the uncertainty of COVID-19 pandemic to the rise in protests against systemic racism and government issues, people are experiencing anxiety and emotional stress daily. We’ve been experiencing constant shifts in our day-to-day lives, wondering when we’ll be able to see and hug our loved ones again, when we will go back to…