As the leader of the firm's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council, I had the pleasure of coordinating Hirons' recent LGBTQ cultural competency training with Chris Handberg, the executive director of Indy Pride, Inc. Part of the agency's DEI plan, distributed to all employees in October, was encouraging staff to share their pronouns on platform profiles… Continue reading LGBTQ Cultural Competency with Indy Pride, Inc.
We all know (I would hope) that the business world has a lot of work to do when it comes to diversity, equity and inclusion. Policies and practices for generations have been designed to favor white, wealthy men - especially as they pertain to candidate recruitment and hiring processes. There are lots of things about… Continue reading Your Two-Month Hiring Process is Elitist
Hirons' Diversity Team was established years ago to help diverse staff feel included and to educate team members on various cultural learnings that can aid our work as communications professionals. The purpose of this affinity group has shifted and evolved over time as conversations surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace have become more… Continue reading Hirons’ diversity, equity and inclusion policy
The public murders of Black and brown individuals have added fuel to the previously meager but growing flame that was corporate diversity, equity and inclusion. More and more difficult conversations are being had in the workplace, and as an ally to POC, a woman, a member of the LGBTQ community — and just generally a… Continue reading Your webinar on diversity may not be as helpful as you think