In 2016, LCW and Unilever began working together to develop and launch unconscious bias programs for their US teams. As awareness of unconscious bias increased, the CPG company wanted to go a step beyond this and develop tools to address the deeper systemic biases at play in the organization. To bridge these skill gaps globally, we partnered with Unilever to develop innovative learning programs that continue to drive behavior change and impact the way employees communicate with each other and their consumers.
U.S. Bank needed an effective yet scalable way to equip employees across five countries to better serve their diverse customer base. By working collaboratively with the bank’s own Business Resource Groups (BRGs), LCW developed a unique approach to addressing this need — the Mini-Workshops for Inclusion Champions series. These interactive and globally accessible 60-minute virtual sessions have helped 3,500 employees across the globe build their cultural competence and develop more inclusive behaviors.
Parker Hannifin (“Parker”) wanted to scale its existing leadership-level Diversity & Inclusion and cross-cultural competence course to approximately 2,000 leaders across the globe. By digging deep into Parker’s culture and leveraging our own global subject matter experts, we created a modified leadership program and adapted it to all four of its global regions. Eighteen months later, our facilitators delivered the course to leaders hailing from over 40 national cultures across 19 countries.
Igniting opportunity by setting the world in motion is Uber’s core mission. As the company experienced culture shifts within the organization, Uber was keen to create opportunities for individuals across the organization to internalize the business case for diversity and inclusion, gain a better understanding of the complexity of human biases, and participate in action planning within their sphere of influence. Since the last half of 2017, LCW has worked with the tech company to help achieve these goals through the Culture Forward: Driving Inclusion at Uber program along with other organization-wide initiatives that are inspiring Uber employees to create a more inclusive environment, together.