inclusion Archive

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 […]


Job Searching While LGBTQ: How to Find a Truly Inclusive Place to Work

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


How to Support Black Women at Work

In this article from The Every Mom, Wake Forest alumna Tiffany Waddell Tate (’07, MALS ’11) shares practical and direct tips for how to best advocate for and serve as an ally to black women in the workplace.  Grab a pen and some paper as you learn from Tiffany’s wisdom, and then get ready to […]


How to Be an Ally: 23 Resources That Can Help

In this article by Caroline Forsey, “being an ally means working to develop empathy towards another group’s challenges or issues — and, ultimately, creating a culture in which that group feels valued.” Get tips and resources to help you be a more effective ally and to contribute to a more inclusive culture in your workplace. […]


Disclosure Discourse: To Reveal or Conceal a Disability in the Workplace

By Kawana Neufville, M.S, CRC, LPCA, Assistant Director, Learning Assistance Center & Disability Services, Wake Forest University Many students preparing to transition from college to the world of work are nervous about job opportunities and what lies ahead for them. Some are worried about job location, job security, starting pay and even benefit packages. However, there […]


Courage Over Comfort: Rumbling with Shame, Accountability, and Failure at Work

We can talk about accountability at work with relative ease; but failure and shame? Those topics aren’t your average water-cooler-conversation. And yet, mistakes at work are common; issues of trust play out in everyday interactions; and mantras for high expectations contribute to a desire for perfectionism. The topics may make us comfortable, but as you’ll […]


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