We are thrilled to announce that Instant Teams made the Women’s Business Enterprise Center (WBEC) DE&I Honor Roll! This award acknowledges our work this year to enhance Instant Teams’ 2022 DEIB initiatives and build a comprehensive 2023 DEIB organizational framework that fosters a strong sense of belonging.
WBEC offers a certification process for women business owners and entrepreneurial training and education. As a WBEC Certified company, Instant Teams recognizes the value of partnering with and supporting other female-owned businesses. Because Instant Teams is a primarily military-connected workforce where 88% of the employees identify as female, DEIB is at the heart of everything we do.
“Having a seat at the table – from the classroom to the boardroom – is critical in today’s world. WBEC-East is thrilled to acknowledge our DE&I Honor Roll companies and business leaders who reserve a seat at the table for EVERY employee and customer in EVERY aspect of their business,” says Elizabeth Walsh, WBEC-East President.
Instant Teams defines DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging) as:
“An intentional space in the company’s culture and strategy that is always growing and changing in response to our workforce and community. As part of our commitment to our core value of ‘intentional curiosity,’ Instant Teams’ approach to DEIB is comprehensive programming to actively address, improve, and measure tools, strategies, and programs across all departments and facets of our remote work environment. We aim to reduce barriers to access and advance opportunities for untapped talent communities.”
In 2022, Instant Teams launched a variety of DEIB initiatives to create opportunities for our remote workforce to connect, including:
- Instant Teams’ first corporate-wide DEIB Survey
- Intentional content to stimulate conversations around LGBTQ+ allyship, Disability Pride, AAPI heritage, and more
- A monthly employee Lunch and Learn webinar series hosted by a diverse set of panelists: Click here to see past events.
- Asynchronous Community Impact Groups
- Instant Teams’ first “Instant Impact Day” in honor of Juneteenth
- Financial partnerships that have resulted in more than $10,000 in charitable donations to our community partners at Esposas Military Hispanas USA and the Modern Military Association of America
This WBEC DE&I Honor Roll Award is an opportunity for our Instant Teams’ community to celebrate what we’ve accomplished so far and reflect on what more we can do to best serve our employees. There is still a lot of work that needs to be done. As you, our valued community members, celebrate this milestone with us, let’s also stay diligent in practicing the intentional curiosities that create a communal sense of belonging and organizational change.
For everyone who has contributed your time and feedback towards getting Instant Teams’ 2022 DEIB initiatives up and running – we thank you! This award is for you!