An inclusive and safe workplace is important so that everyone has the opportunity to reach their highest potential. It’s important to act as an ally in every space, but it can be especially important in the workplace where marginalized people might not feel as safe or comfortable voicing their concerns.

Pride is a time to celebrate joy and freedom, while continuing the fight for a more equitable world. This month we want to highlight some Midwest specific organizations, events, and advocates to support and celebrate not just during Pride, but all year round. 

May marks AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) Heritage Month. This last year, incidents of violence and discrimination against the AAPI community have increased. Here are some ways you can better educate yourself on the issues the AAPI community is facing, while celebrating and supporting the community far beyond just this month. 

Implementing sustainability practices into your small business can pay off big for your brand and the planet.

It wasn’t so long ago that Hillary Clinton famously declared that human rights are women’s rights, and climate change is certainly a human rights issue. As we learn more about its impact, it’s become clear that climate change disproportionately affects women around the world. 

Women, especially women of color, were hit hard in the last year, and have seen record job loss and increasing mental health struggles. These executive orders will hopefully help alleviate some of the burden caused by the ongoing pandemic, and continue to help build a more equal world.

Grace Anderson and Bri Sharkey-Smith are the hosts of Renegade Feminist, a podcast that aims to provide coverage of Minnesota’s political scene from a feminist angle. They use their platform to shine a light on women and non-binary candidates, elected officials, organizers and activists, and to make politics more accessible to regular people. In this interview, you’ll learn why they believe more women need to run for office, and how rage can be harnessed to create positive change.

One of the best things about the human race is just how different we all are from each other. But it’s no secret that this world is just not built to meet the needs of people with disabilities, and it can be difficult to navigate a world that isn’t designed with you in mind. 

However, there are simple ways we can all work to make the world a more accepting and accommodating place that works for everyone, regardless of ability.

Language is a really powerful tool, especially when it comes to building a more equitable and inclusive world. Being more mindful of how we address our friends and neighbors shows that we care about them, and want them to be included.

As election day has stretched into election week, it’s been hard to determine who will become the next president of the United States. But one thing is clear: women and progressives have made some major wins in this election. These wins are hugely thanks to the women on the ground doing the work at home in their communities.