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Self-Care and Empowerment During Pride (& Always)

Celebrating Pride Month is a joyous occasion to honor the achievements of the LGBTQ+ community and to foster safe spaces where queer individuals can be visible, recognized, and celebrated. While it is important to celebrate pride, we also need to hold space for the disproportionate challenges LGBTQ+ individuals face in daily life, including difficult conversations…

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BIOP 2024: Highlights and Key Takeaways

February 22, 2024, marked the inaugural Blacks in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (BIOP) conference. Over 100 professionals, academics, and students converged in Atlanta, Georgia to celebrate and uplift the voices and experiences of people of color in the field of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (I-O). The conference featured engaging discussions on topics such as mitigating…

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Practices to Maximize your DEIA Learning Curriculum

Over the past few years, the advancement of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) has been at the forefront of many minds. Despite this, unfortunately “checking the box” on implementing DEIA initiatives continues to be a pervasive issue. Instead of making meaningful and systemic changes to policies, processes, and programs, organizations often complete performative, compliance-focused,…

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My Better Together Conference Experience and Key Takeaways

This past October, I virtually attended the Better Together Conference hosted by Jennifer Brown Consulting and Better Man Movement. This conference was engaging, educational, and inspiring. In the spirit of practicing my own diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) allyship through action, I am sharing my experience here on our blog. During the two-day conference,…

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Employee Spotlight: Christine Gundermann

Today, we’re learning all about Christine Gundermann! After getting her master’s in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Minnesota State University, Mankato, she joined FMP in 2015 and currently works as an Engagement Manager. Read Christine’s spotlight below to learn about her life outside of FMP and pick up some helpful advice from a seasoned FMPer. When you’re…

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Spotlighting Accessibility in Action: Inclusive Design in Tech

What do Microsoft, Sony, and Apple have in common? Yes, they are all big tech companies listed on the S&P 500, but in the context of this blog, the common factor is they are leaders in applying inclusive design methods to develop products that are widely accessible. In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we’re…

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Reflections on Arab-American Heritage Month Spotlight

In 2021, April was federally recognized as Arab-American Heritage Month. This year at FMP, we were excited to celebrate this special month by interviewing and learning more about our Arab-American team members, Sherean Miller and Shareen Drilling! Keep reading to learn how their heritage has shaped them.  Tell us about your cultural background! Sherean M.:…

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NEURODIVERSITY AND WHY WE EMBRACE IT: A CONVERSATION WITH KIMBERLY NUSS PT. 2

Neurodivergent individuals are unemployed at a disproportionately high rate; one that is three times higher than the rate for those with other disabilities, and eight times higher than the rate for people who do not have a disability. Considering at least one-fifth of the world’s population identifies as neurodivergent, this demonstrates a significant disparity in…

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FMP’s Four Questions Podcast with Dr. Amena Johnson

In this installment of our Four Questions Podcast, FMP interviews Dr. Amena Johnson, Associate Director of the LGBTQ Resource Center at Georgetown University, to get her insight on the current state of LGBTQIA+ diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) advancements in the corporate space. Learn some anecdotal history of how PRIDE in the workplace has…

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Continued Challenges of Asian Americans in the Workplace

As we close out Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we want to highlight the Asian American experience and continued challenges faced in the workplace. The term “Asian American” encompasses many different identities and experiences. All individuals have unique life experiences, but the “Asian American” experience includes a multitude of groups. When most people picture…

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