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 […]
We all want to feel comfortable with bringing our authentic, whole selves to work each day. For individuals who identify as LGBTQ+, being able to find companies and workplaces that are affirming and inclusive can be a challenge. That’s why we love this piece from The Muse by S.E. Fleenor. Read this article for helpful […]
Watch our latest LEARN with @LifeAfterWake webinar featuring Dr. Nate French (Director, Magnolia Scholars, at WFU) and Dr. Rosa Garcia (’14). They discuss the transition from college to the professional working world for first-generation college graduates as well as strategies for decision-making along the way.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
By Mark Covington (’13), LPC, Psychotherapist and PhD Candidate, Washington, DC Disconnection, dysfunction, dysregulation, and distress are what therapists and those in academia call “The Four D’s” of why most people enter into psychotherapy. These are also reasons why I believe that my clients enter treatment. Most find that they are dealing with the throes […]
By Daniella Maria Feijoo (’19). Daniella (she/her) served as Wake Forest University’s Campus Life Fellow in the Office of Wellbeing 2019-2020 and is currently pursuing her M.S.Ed degree in Higher Education Student Affairs at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. As a young professional, whether you are beginning a new job, looking for work, or continuing […]
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 […]
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 […]