While there’s still work to do with regard to equality and LGBTQ inclusion in the workplace, one thing is clear…Renaissance puts people first! We are committed to diversity and belonging. This month, we honor our LGBTQ employees by hosting two Pride-themed virtual events and by offering Renaissance Pride-themed swag to employees in an effort to continue to build a company culture that is committed to inclusion and that allows people to be their authentic self in the workplace.
At Renaissance, we accept to choose the challenge for this year’s International Women’s Month. Our team members embrace challenges and encourage us all to choose to challenge for change. This marks a call to action for accelerating woman’s equality. We can celebrate the importance and responsibility in our efforts to end gender-bias and inequality. It's up to us to create an inclusive community and culture. Ask uncomfortable questions to learn and grow, acknowledge the success of others, and together we can continue development for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Encouraging a Strong Community. At Renaissance, we are encouraging a strong community of readers with a focus this month on celebrating Black voices by reading books or children's books by Black authors. As we engage in this year’s Black History Month theme of The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity, Renaissance continues to foster more inclusive environments, through the creation of an Inclusion Council shaped by employees of all identities, locations, tenure, and functions. In addition, we’re launching an employee resource group for Black employees and providing event awareness to support Black-owned businesses across our communities to grow and evolve. We listen and work together to accelerate learning for all.
In celebration of Dr. King’s birthday and his major contributions to the civil rights movement, Renaissance recognizes this day as an opportunity to provide educators with engaging reading resources about the influential American civil rights leader, and others as well. Employees are provided a day off so that even more can fully participate and give back to their communities. We’re committed to building a diverse team, fostering an inclusive culture, and investing in equity across our organization. We learn and grow as a team.
Veterans Day, recognized on November 11th, is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served in the United States military in wartime and peacetime. For one day, we stand united in respect for you, our veterans. At Renaissance, we honor to respect, trust, and take the opportunity to grow and evolve together. Today we set aside to thank and honor ALL who have served, living, or deceased, but particularly the living veterans among us. We may not all know how to express our gratitude to a veteran, but everyone knows and appreciates a kind word and, even better, an act of kindness, for example, sending postcards to veterans or VA hospitals, charitable donations, or volunteering. Simply say thank you to a veteran or display the American Flag. From Renaissance, we honor you, Veterans.
To honor and celebrate the history, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans, Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually in the U.S. from September 15 to October 15. Driven by our mission, Renaissance solutions offer digital texts, monitoring tools, and assessments to cultivate strong readers in English AND Spanish. Employees at Renaissance will embark on growth opportunities to learn more about supporting students whose backgrounds and heritages are Latinx/Hispanic/Latino and are growing up bilingual and biliterate. We continue to focus as a company to learn and evolve, ensuring equity, diversity, and inclusion in the products and services. Watch for our social media facts posted to honor National Hispanic Heritage Month to learn more.
This year’s World Mental Health Day on October 10 comes at a time when our daily lives have changed considerably as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Renaissance recognizes mental health as a priority as well as supporting our employees' overall well-being at work and personal lives. We continue to provide our leadership guidance to offer flexibility, development tools, and ongoing support. Together, we can continue to find ways to live our values each day by caring for one another, working collaboratively together, and owning our actions. We want to ensure you have the support you need to succeed at Renaissance
Renaissance® proudly stands together with our colleagues, friends, and family members in the LGBTQ community, during Pride Month, and all year long. We fully support inclusion and non-discrimination in how we work, how we hire, and how we achieve our mission to accelerate learning for all.
Thank you for featuring us, Harvard Business Review. In April, our leadership team had a remote conversation with our New York team to hear firsthand individual stories and experiences of living in a coronavirus hotspot—which helped inform our response efforts. #BetterTogether #COVID19
At Renaissance, we know the corona-virus (COVID-19) pandemic has upended the way we socialize, learn and work and here we are guided by the following key principles; 1. Keep Renaissance Employees safe 2. Continue to strive to accelerate learning for all, worldwide 3. And do our part as a global community and organization to contain the spread of potential outbreaks. We are working together to support educators, parents and students during unexpected school closures. Renaissance provides digital solutions to assist students and families learning from home. Even with the changes in the current environment, there still is opportunity to accelerate your job search with us to identify your interest within key positions or future available options. We encourage you to look through our Career page at renaissance.com today.