The One on Skin Tone Emojis, Adjectives to Avoid, and Other Actions for Allies

Each week, we share five simple actions to create a more inclusive workplace and be a better ally.

Image showing a mockup of emoji skin tones, from the Emojipedia Blog

1. Use the emoji that matches your skin tone

2. Mind your adjectives

Adjectives to avoid:caring compassionate hard-working conscientious dependable diligent dedicated tactful interpersonal warm helpful. Adjectives to include:successful excellent accomplished outstanding skilled knowledgeable insightful resourceful confident ambitious independent intellectual.

3. Introduce yourself to someone who doesn’t look like you

4. Interview more than one of any demographic

5. Get “Better Allies” for your team with our new bulk pricing

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Everyday actions to create inclusive, engaging workplaces. Together, we can — and will — make a difference with the Better Allies® approach.

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