Sun Life and Hive Learning Win the Gold Award for ‘Best Advance in Diversity and Inclusion Innovation’ at the 2021 Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Awards

Hive Learning and their client Sun Life were awarded the gold award for ‘Best Advance in Diversity and Inclusion Innovation’ at the 2021 Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Awards.

This award reflects their shared success in creating meaningful impact for Sun Life employees as part of their commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I). With the help of Hive Learning’s peer learning program, Inclusion Works (branded Kaleidoscope for Sun Life employees), learners were taken on a journey from unconscious bias to conscious action by embedding tiny, but powerful, acts of inclusion into their daily behaviors and routines.

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“We are proud of the progress we’re making on our commitment to creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace. As the first insurer to launch a digital learning platform to advance DE&I, we are committed to embracing diverse perspectives and creating an environment where everyone can be their most authentic selves,” said Emily Schur, Senior Vice-President, Global Talent at Sun Life. “Working with Hive Learning is helping us achieve our goal and I’m excited about the work we’ll continue to do.”

Since launching the program, Sun Life employees have overwhelmingly said they are committed to taking action on what they’ve learned, feel confident demonstrating inclusive behaviors at work, and believe the program will drive positive change at Sun Life.

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Hive Learning CEO Julia Tierney commented on the partnership:

“We absolutely love working with the team at Sun Life who have one of the most innovative DE&I teams we’ve had the pleasure of meeting. We love their data-driven approach and how quickly they respond to the changing needs of their learners –– we all know that being inclusive is ever-evolving and I really believe that Sun Life’s responsiveness is the reason why they’ve seen such impactful results. They are proof that even in traditional industries like finance, culture change is possible and that you can see results in months, not years. We are so excited for what the future of our partnership will bring.”

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