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What It Means to Uphold Boundaries

During these pandemic times, when burnout is so rampant we have coined the term “the great resignation” to describe the number of people who are quitting their jobs, it’s more important than ever for both individuals and managers to pay attention to boundaries. This isn’t work that can be done alone, after all. We each […]


Return to Office Hits a Snag

In this NY Times piece by Nelson D. Schwartz and Coral Murphy Marcos, they explore the generational divide between employees who want to return to in-person work and those who prefer the flexibility of working remotely. As you navigate the shifting changes of the current work environment, consider the varying perspectives of in-person versus remote […]


Virtual Interviewing: Determining Company Culture and the Key to Being Memorable

By Erin Andersen (MSM ’17), Career Transition Coach & LinkedIn Coach, Owner & Founder of Your Brand Networker, LCC You’re in the final moments before you leave your house for an interview – THE interview. The uncomfortable dress shoes that give you blisters are quickly pulled out from your closet, convincing yourself that you only […]


Coming Out At Work: Resources for LGBTQ+ Employees

The decision to come out as a member of the LGBTQ+ community in the workplace is a very personal one. There are many factors to consider; Does your organization have an inclusive, friendly, and open culture? How will your colleagues or manager respond? We all want to bring our full selves to work in an […]


Four Simple Ways to Empower Your New Employees

By Katherine Laws (’20), Wake Forest Fellow in the Office of Personal & Career Development Think back to your very first job: what do you remember? Putting on your brand new work clothes, sitting down at your clean, new desk, shaking hands with your new coworkers and realizing that you’re the youngest person in the […]


Using Your Voice for LGBTQ+ Inclusion in the Workplace

Have you ever made an awkward assumption about someone’s identities or experiences in a conversation with a colleague or client in the workplace? In this webinar from our LEARN with @LifeAfterWake platform, Kayla Lisenby-Denson from the Wake Forest LGBTQ Center shares tips for creating inclusive environments and communities in the workplace as well as challenging […]


Respect, Embrace, and Advocate: A New Definition of Success

By Andrew Snorton (’93), Owner at Creative Community Solutions and Published Author, in Atlanta, GA To be successful on an individual and collective level, professionally and beyond, is one of the goals people have.  How do we get there?  How do we measure it?  One of the components that empowers each of us to be […]


How Allyship Drives Workplace Inclusion

What does it mean to be an ally and to build an inclusive workplace? This article from HR Dive explores what real allyship looks like in practice, and how setting new cultural norms through allyship can drive inclusive practices within an organization.


Critical Conversations: Discussing Race at Work

By Kris Britton (’99, MBA 2019) Kris Britton is the CEO of Lucky Dog Volleyball, the official championship event merchandiser for USA Volleyball.  Based in Greensboro, NC, the firm is 100% owned and operated by women.  Kris volunteers with NCCJ Triad, a non-profit organization committed to fighting bias, bigotry and racism.  The year 2020 has […]


Using TED Talks to Build Equity in the Office

By Megan Hoyt (‘12), Assistant Director of Alumni Personal and Career Development at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC Our employees and our workplaces are struggling right now. We are all managing heightened emotions associated with uncertainty and feeling the looming sense of prolonged isolation or chaos. At the same time, many of our colleagues of […]


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