Have you ever felt like you didn’t “belong” at work? Recent studies say you’re not alone.
More than being uncomfortable, feeling like you don’t belong has real negative consequences. When you don’t feel safe, supported and encouraged in the workplace, it’s hard to take risks, grow or share ideas, let alone do your best work.
Rather than focusing on creative solutions or easeful productivity, your mental bandwidth is taxed by surveilling your surroundings and filtering your words and actions. It’s exhausting.
Even more, as a racial or ethnic minority, this kind of environment has real implications for your health.
According to the CDC, racial and ethnic minority groups, throughout the United States, experience higher rates of illness and death across a wide range of health conditions, including diabetes, hypertension, obesity, asthma, and heart disease, when compared to their White counterparts. Additionally, the life expectancy of Black Americans is four years lower than that of White Americans.
This needs to change.
At Raise the Bar, we see a future world of work that is more equitable, where everyone feels they belong, and where everyone’s full potential is unlocked. This is why we’re proud to announce that we have been officially certified as a B Corporation!
As a certified B Corporation, we believe that people matter. We see and treat them like the unique and special humans that they are.
Rather than solely prioritizing profits, B Corps are explicitly committed to creating a positive impact on society and the environment. Not only is this certification in line with the type of organization we want to be, but is an ongoing commitment. We need to recertify every 3 years - this means living into these values each day.
Please join us, especially during the week of Juneteenth Independence Day, where we celebrate the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, by taking daily action towards a new equitable world of work.
We are proud to announce that Raise The Bar is now a Certified B Corporation!
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In his TED Talk, entrepreneur Eric Ezechieli shares how the Benefit Corporation is a new way of doing business focused on generating value not only for the company itself but to the whole ecosystem surrounding it: the society, the environment and the people. Italian with English Subtitles