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Inclusion, Equity, & Diversity: Bringing Your Authentic Self

Bringing Your Authentic Self

Submitted by Julia Pillow, SHRM-SCP, HR Indiana SHRM Inclusion, Equity, & Diversity Director

I had the opportunity to check out a short clip about work culture and belonging recently. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6uuIHpFkuo) It really made me reflect on why it’s so important to bring your ‘Authentic Self’ to work each day. While assimilating to your workplace isn’t a bad thing – giving up who you are at the door is. Remember – just because you can’t see what makes someone different, doesn’t mean they wouldn’t react positively, or feel more comfortable being their authentic self if they saw a true example of representation and organizational acceptance.

Sometimes it’s not about drastic change – it’s about moving the needle, even just a little.


March Dates to consider: 

  • March 8 – International Women’s Day
  • March 8 – Maha Shivaratri
  • March 10 – Ramadan (month long)
  • March 15 – International Day to Combat Islamophobia
  • March 20 – Shunbun No Hi (Vernal Equinox)
  • March 21 – World Down Syndrome Day
  • March 21 – Nowruz
  • March 24 – Purim
  • March 24 – Palm Sunday
  • March 25 – Holi
  • March 25 – International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
  • March 29 – Good Friday
  • March 31 – Easter
  • March 31 – International Transgender Day of Visibility
  • March 31 – César Chávez Day


Month-long observances: 

  • Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
  • Ethnic Equality Month
  • Gender Equality Month
  • Greek-American Heritage Month
  • Irish-American Heritage Month
  • National Colon Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Kidney Month
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Awareness and Education Month
  • National Women’s History Month