As we strive towards a more equitable and just society, it is crucial to highlight the significance of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) education. At Teneral Cellars these tenants are key to our mission and in fact, were the catalyst for creating the company. As a veteran in the wine industry Jill saw first hand how the industry did not embrace or champion its biggest consumer, women. Teneral Cellars is women owned and operated and supports organizations that empower women and fight for gender and racial justice including the National Women’s Law Center, The Billie Jean King Leadership Foundation, The StoneWall Inn Gives Back, and more.
Jill travels the country speaking at conferences and sharing her engaging and fun experience with teams that want to evolve their understanding and processes. These sessions offer the opportunity to learn about different perspectives and experiences, and create more inclusive welcoming workplace environments by using wine as a conduit for change, so when you open a bottle, you open the necessary conversations. Now we are pleased to offer these enlightening experiences at Wilderotter Vineyard, accompanied by wine tastings and happy hour at the conclusion of each session. Below is a taste of what you and your team will come away with.
Addressing Unconscious Biases
One of the major benefits of DEI corporate training is the opportunity to address unconscious biases, which can often unknowingly impact hiring decisions, promotions, and other workplace practices. These biases can lead to a lack of diversity and representation in leadership and decision-making roles, ultimately limiting opportunities for women and other marginalized groups. By recognizing and addressing these biases, companies can work towards creating a more inclusive and diverse workplace culture.
Empowering Women to Speak Up
DEI trainings also provide a safe space for employees to speak up and share their experiences within the workplace. This encourages individuals to express their thoughts and feelings, raising awareness of certain issues that may have been overlooked. Additionally, DEI trainings foster a sense of community among employees, thereby promoting collaboration, respect, and trust, which can lead to a more productive and efficient workplace and a sense of belonging.
Creating a More Inclusive Workplace
By taking part in DEI corporate trainings, employees can increase their awareness and understanding of different cultures, identities, and experiences. This can translate into an inclusive workplace culture, one that welcomes and values diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Creating an environment that embraces diversity and difference can result in increased innovation and creativity, as well as improved employee morale and retention rates.
Strengthening the Bottom Line
Incorporating DEI corporate trainings into the workplace can be beneficial to a company's bottom line. According to a recent study by McKinsey & Company, companies with diverse representation at the board level are more likely to outperform their peers financially. Additionally, research has found that diverse teams are more innovative, creative, and effective problem-solvers when compared to homogeneous ones. By investing in DEI training and creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, companies can reap the benefits of increased productivity, improved financial performance, and enhanced customer satisfaction.
Making Positive Change
Finally, DEI corporate trainings offer a unique opportunity for employees to make a long-lasting, positive impact both within their companies and beyond. Through increased awareness and understanding of different experiences and identities, employees may be inspired to create changes within their organizations, champion diversity and inclusion initiatives, and contribute to a more equitable and just society.
We delight in facilitating this deep work that strengthens teams and opens the door for increased equity and inclusion. Let us lead the way in reshaping your workplace into one that places greater value on uplifting all people. Call or email us to learn more about the program that would work best for you and your team.