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Episode 47

Building Inclusive Workplaces in Corporate America

Brief description of the episode

In this episode of Tech In EdTech, Eric Stano is joined by Maeve DuVally, author of “Maeve Rising – Coming Out Trans In Corporate America,” to explore the challenges and opportunities associated with fostering an inclusive corporate culture. Maeve shares her experiences coming out as transgender in a prominent corporate setting, shedding light on the significance of corporate support structures. The conversation touches on the strategic aspects of managing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace, with Maeve offering insights into creating an environment where employees can thrive.

Key Takeaways:

  • Implement targeted recruiting events and initiatives to attract talent from diverse backgrounds.
  • Regularly review and benchmark healthcare benefits to align with industry standards, ensuring comprehensive coverage for all employees, including transgender employees, and addressing diverse healthcare needs.
  • Implement support plans and policies that affirm the identities and experiences of all employees, cultivating an inclusive workplace culture.
  • Develop comprehensive guidebooks or resources specifically tailored to support employees through their transition process.
  • Assign HR advocates or relationship managers to provide personalized support and assistance to employees before, during, and after their transition.
  • Establish robust employee resource groups or affinity networks focused on specific issues to create a sense of community and support.
  • Understand the interconnectedness between creating inclusive learning environments and the overall health and success of educational institutions.
  • Prioritize the creation of inclusive learning environments that support the diverse identities and experiences of all students.
  • Equip educators with the necessary training and resources to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in their classrooms. This could involve workshops, professional development sessions, and accessible resources to create safe, welcoming, and inclusive spaces for all students.

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