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Mr., Ms., Mx. Understanding titles and respecting gender identity

Titles such as Mr. and Ms. have long been embedded in our language, but as society and language evolve, so does our understanding of gender identity. Understanding the importance of using inclusive titles is a cornerstone for communication that honors everyone’s identity and humanity. The Evolving Landscape of Gender Identity:...

Microaggression in the Workplace: Identifying, Understanding, and Disrupting Harmful Words & Actions

Microaggressions often come up in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) conversations - and for good reason. Microaggressions are something that can be said or done that insults marginalized people. It can be a form of unintended discrimination and is often delivered under the guise of a compliment. While it...

“Merry Christmas” and More: A Guide for Inclusive Winter Celebrations

The holiday season can be a time of joy, reflection, and celebration. A workplace that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) will navigate holiday festivities through a thoughtful, inclusive lens. Recognizing and honoring the different ways that people celebrate, rest, and recharge in the winter months builds a sense of...

Why Does Diversity in the Workplace Matter?

The most innovative companies know the value of diversity in the workplace. It's not just about meeting quotas or ticking boxes; it's about fostering an inclusive environment that benefits both employees and the organization as a whole. The benefits of diversity in the workplace go beyond creating an inclusive workplace,...

How to Get Results with DEI Training

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) training has become a vital component of fostering inclusive workplaces. These training programs aim to educate employees about the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and how they can contribute to a more diverse and welcoming work environment. A breakdown on DEI Training: DEI training,...

The Value of Cultivating Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion aren’t just buzzwords – they’re the cornerstones of innovation, progress, and success. These two concepts are connected, and companies that cultivate them can benefit both the organization and the people who work there.  The Value of D&I   1. Innovation When people with diverse identities, perspectives, and...

Harnessing the Power of Storytelling for Advocacy: A DEI Perspective

In an interconnected world, advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) has never been more critical. Storytelling holds immense potential to serve as a powerful tool for advancing the impact of DEI. By sharing personal stories and narratives, individuals can not only advocate for themselves but also uplift others who...

Your Role in Creating Equitable Communities

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is a multifaceted approach to recognizing and embracing individuals and their identities. It’s not about tolerating differences, but actively appreciating them as a source of strength for our workplaces and communities. DEI promotes an environment where every person, regardless of their race, gender, sexual orientation, or...

Vibe Check: Tools and Tips to Strengthen The New 6th Sense and Use It for the Greater Good of Your Organization

With growing awareness of the importance of emotional intelligence and psychological safety in the workplace, we’re witnessing the importance of a new 6th sense - the ability to listen, understand, and adapt to the emotional climate of our colleagues, teams, and workplace. At Nova we call this a “vibe check”....
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