San Francisco, Calif., June 29, 2023 – For the second year in a row, SweetRush is thrilled to announce it has been recognized as the number one content provider for diversity and inclusion training by eLearning Industry. (Along with many other organizations, SweetRush embraces equity and belonging within this work, and it abbreviates diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as “DEIB.”)
This recognition reaffirms SweetRush as a DEIB champion, committed to fostering inclusivity and equality in the workplace, both internally as a company and through its innovative diversity and inclusion learning programs. According to eLearning Industry, highlights of SweetRush’s diversity and inclusion training include, “meeting client and learner needs, inclusive storytelling, and real-life character design.”
The award-winning People Manager Qualification (PMQ) program, which SweetRush created with client-partner the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), is an example of an industry-leading diversity training program. With 70 diverse characters and modules on workplace bias and social justice, the program speaks authentically to a diverse audience of new people managers in varied cultural settings, industries, and locations. This trailblazing leadership training won eight Brandon Hall awards, including a Gold award for “Best Learning Program that Supports and Promotes Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion,” and the Gold Chief Learning Officer Learning in Practice Award for “Excellence in Content.” With 300,000+ SHRM members in 165 countries, the training has the potential to impact the lives of millions of workers globally.
“DEIB is infused in our core values and in who we are as people individually and together, as a company,” said Gonzalo Solorzano, SweetRush DEIB Lead. “It starts internally with our culture, and it extends outward in how we show up in our community and how we co-create diversity training with clients, such as SHRM, Hilton, Wells Fargo, and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). We’re excited about the progress we’re making with our DEIB Academy, which embraces our DEIB employee resource groups: Race and Representation, Partners in Pride, Making Space (Body Acceptance), Neurodiversity, Accessibility, and more to come.”
By blending interactive multimedia, real-life narratives, and immersive experiences, and through continued research in L&D, SweetRush fosters genuine empathy and deep understanding in learners, which can propel organizations toward inclusive cultures.
“At SweetRush, we are in service of life potential—it’s our belief that business has the responsibility to play an influential role in positively shaping a life-affirming world,” said Andrei Hedstrom, SweetRush Cofounder and CEO. “Creating safe and inclusive spaces in which people can bring their whole selves to work is absolutely essential to activate an organization to its full potential. Education and relationships are cornerstones in that effort, and all of us in HR and L&D have the opportunity and obligation to serve as changemakers. I’m proud of how SweetRush has used our craft and collaborated with DEIB leaders to further amplify the impact of their diverse communities.”
This award comes on the heels of SweetRush being named the number one provider for sales training and recognized in a 2023 Top Training Companies™ list for Custom Content Development in corporate learning and development (L&D) by Training Industry. In addition to DEIB training content, SweetRush is known for its comprehensive suite of human-centered eLearning solutions tailored to the evolving needs of organizations.
If you’d like to speak with SweetRush about its award-winning approach to DEIB training programs, get in touch to be connected with a consultative expert!
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