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Sara Forner Howland

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Employee advocate. Writer. Joy seeker. Adventurer. Dog lover. Accomplished eater.

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Resources for Voting & Civic Engagement for Employees
Internal Communications

We’re seeing an uptick in companies giving employees time off to vote and encouraging civic engagement. As communicators, we have an opportunity to not only give employees a voice in the companies in which they work but also outside the workplace as they use their votes and time to create a better world. 

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Ask the DEI Expert: How HR Can Combat Structural Racism
Diversity & Inclusion

HR pros have a lot of work to do, but we also have the chance to make real progress. We interviewed Angie Hamilton, founder of the HR Chique Group, to explore how HR can move beyond checking boxes and become change agents for equity in the workplace.

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Insert Creative Title: Flipping the Switch on Creativity
Just for Fun

Creativity isn’t a switch you can flip. When the power is out, don’t stand there, flipping the switch on and off. So, what CAN we do to get creativity flowing again? Our resident creativity expert, Claire Stuart, tells all.

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5 Fierce Female Leaders You Need to Follow
Diversity & Inclusion

In honor of Women’s History Month, we profiled five female leaders making waves in employee experience and communications that you need to follow, if you aren’t already. Get ready for some firepower!

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A Brilliant Inkie’s Best Friend: Pets in the Workplace
Just for Fun

We’re always excited to explore offices that allow pets — and the benefits are significant. While we may not qualify as a pet-friendly office, we wanted to celebrate our pets and their contributions to our team's brilliance.

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CORPORATE PRIDE
Diversity & Inclusion

Happy Pride! With June in our rearview, we’re taking a look at how Pride celebrations showed up in the corporate world, how companies are celebrating their people and how Pride is being used as a marketing tool.

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Oh Baby, Baby
Employee Experience

We also create a lot of little humans, or as we like to call them, Brilliant Babies. As our team gets ready to welcome two new mamas back to our ranks, it got me thinking about the complexities of parental leave and the even trickier bit -- returning to work. 

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Peanut Butter & Downton Abbey
Just for Fun

It’s no secret us Inkies are big fans of Brené Brown. She shows up in our blog posts (here and here, to name a few) and even helped inform our recent effort to update our values (read about them here). So we were all atwitter when we heard about her new Netflix special called, Brené Brown: The Call To Courage.

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DUMPSTER FYRE
Employee Experience

Like a lot of people, I recently watched the Netflix documentary Fyre in total disbelief as I watched the festival slowly swirl down the drain. And now it seems the scandal of the festival has even infiltrated the documentary battle between Netflix and Hulu, raising questions about who else is really responsible beyond Billy McFarland. 

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SPEAKING OUR LANGUAGE: A BRILLIANT EXPERT ON INTERNAL PODCASTS
Internal Communications

Podcasts are everywhere. According to some figures, there are over 550k shows and 18.5M episodes ready and waiting, and the numbers are climbing daily. 

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Workplace Lessons from Adam Ruins Everything
Employee Experience

Adam Ruins Everything… including work. From the traditional work week to the wage gap, Adam leaves nothing untouched and we loved it!

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The Power of Why
Employee Experience

I’m deep in the depths of the “why” phase with my toddler. Every other sentence out of her mouth is “but, why?

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