Corporate Diversity and Inclusion
You want your employees and co-workers to be included, but you are unsure how to start the conversation. That's where we come in! Our Founder, Matthew French's presentation and facilitation style has been refined over 10 years. His experiences in fostering inclusive conversations in college classrooms, boardrooms and virtual rooms makes his style one of kind. Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessible centered conversations can be difficult "heavy" topics. With Matthew helping to lead the conversation, he turns the experience into an engaging conversation with interweaved education, queer theory, history, work place ally ship and light hearted humor. This approach allows for more open dialogue, questions and understanding. While many topics focus on LGBTQ+ identities, the intersectionality of many identities are integrated to offer a larger picture of diversity and inclusion.
Why it matters
by the Numbers
...of LGBTQ+ Professionals are closeted at work (HRC Foundation)
....of LGBTQ+ Professionals report hearing jokes about LGBTQ+ people (HRC Foundation)
....is the unemployement rate of people with disabilities (U.S. Department of Labor)
...of workplace discrimination claims come from Black Professionals (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC))
Presentation & Workshop
Diversity & Inclusion Audit
Learning about the type of recruits you are looking to reach and evaluating what you are currently doing. We also cover the inclusion currently part of your company culture.
We will help you plan a strategy to implement into your recruitment, company culture tweaks and how to help you reach your recruiting and inclusion goals.
Through collaboration and our connections, we will help you come up with tangible ideas to recruit specific populations, how to work best with university/college career centers.
Time to put into practice all of the hard work! We will be here for you to put your best foot forward.
Strategic Planning and Overhaul
In this package we will work as a team to measure, collect and review your company. Ideally this is through a 4 step process that touches on the many facets of your company.
The first step is collecting data and insight via anonymous surveys, review of recruitment practices, company culture, employee resources and more. Allowing the company to celebrate wins and focus on areas that need to be lifted up.
In this process we take information learned from the evaluation phase and create a strategy to work on areas of improvement and continue the great work done previously. This is also where staff training can be implemented. As part of your package you receive three training sessions that are customized to your company and goals.
In this section we work together to come up with support systems for your current employees, taking part if LGBTQ+ communities and best practices for recruitment of LGBTQ+ people.
In this phase we take all we've come up with as a team and implement! Through continued education, preparing for recruitment events or supporting your ERG/creating an ERG. I am here to offer insight and advice on implementing your hard work!
Tommy H. (He.Him)
"Matthew conducted a very educational and emotional training on LGBTQ+ 101 that every employee that attended, within are organization loved! Highly recommend him to present to any organization to help create a safe and inclusive environment within the organization for all employees!"
Marian S. (She/Her)
"Matthew provided an incredibly valuable workshop for us! His expertise and engaging facilitation style was really well received by our team and we know the ongoing support and partnership from Awesomely Authentic will continue to help support employees, teams and our growing culture of inclusivity. Thank you to Matthew and the team for all you do!"
John P. (He/Him)
"Our crew at Expel loved Matthews presentation on LGBTQ history and allyship. We can't wait to work with him again."