Emtrain was founded in 2004 when CEO Janine Yancey grew frustrated at the limitations of the legal system in solving workplace problems. Rather than encouraging employers to focus on defending claims Emtrain prompted companies to put in the work to solve the culture issues causing those claims. Read our full founder’s story here.
Janine Yancey, Founder & CEO
We're Women-owned & Women-Led
Janine Yancey (Founder & CEO) is responsible for envisioning our solution and assembling our diverse team that helps organizations move the needle on improving ethics, respect, inclusion, and belonging through online education and people analytics.
As a first-generation college graduate, former employment investigator and litigator, as well as her lived experience as a woman founder of a B2B tech company, Janine understands the need for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
Janine and the diverse Emtrain team are advocates for the underrepresented individuals while understanding the practical needs of any business to show key performance indicators and a return on investment (ROI) for any investment in learning or compliance programs. This unique blend of experiences makes Emtrain a strong partner to any business.
1st 5 full-time employees
Emtrain goes from a "side hustle" to a real business
Sacramento office opens
1st SaaS learning platform launches
Workplace videos as a Service released
1st video shared publicly on YouTube
Expert Q&A feature added
Emtrain brings on a team of subject matter experts to answer anonymous learner questions
Video-based Microlessons launch
Responds to increasing need for short, timely lessons that reinforce past learnings
Months before the #MeToo movement gains momentum, Emtrain's founder Janine Yancey publishes a piece highlighting social media's role exposing harassment
Emtrain receives $2M in outside capital from Decathlon Partners
San Francisco office opens
Becomes home to Emtrain's Product, Engineering, and Marketing teams
Culture tech solution launched
Including diagnostic questions in our content, capturing millions of employee responses about their workplaces
1st Workplace Culture Report released
Report shows more than 80% of workers say they wouldn't report harassment if they saw it, and 41% say even if they did report it, their managers wouldn't take them seriously
$8 million in growth capital funding, led by Education Growth Partners ("EGP"). Signature Bank provided a $2 million facility to complement the equity investment
New Post-Pandemic Data released
Pandemic and BLM protests impacting corporate workplace culture health. Percentage of employees who say they need to minimize their heritage and identity at work jumps 7%
Company's First President
Emtrain hires software leader and inclusion activist Odessa Jenkins, former YourCause exec, also trailblazer in the sports world as founder and CEO of Women's National Football Conference.
2nd Workplace Culture Report released
Report reveals key causes of diversity and inclusion failures in companies data. From more than 83,000 employees, only 43% believe they can truly be their authentic selves at work; half believe their company is genuinely committed to inclusion.
First Academic Paper released
A new management theory using social capital indicators as modern measures of organizational health.
The Center for WorkLife Law & Emtrain find links between Bias, Respect, and Harassment in the Workplace.
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