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Capitalizing on Inclusion – Our Religious Diversity Symposium with Ted Childs

Tanenbaum and Ted Childs LLC hosted our fourth annual Religious Diversity Symposium on September 19th – 20th, 2019. This fall conference, designed for high-level diversity, equity, and inclusion leaders, focused on the theme of “capitalizing on inclusion.”

We brought together representatives from 30 different organizations and corporations for two days of robust learning and discussion. Programming included a presentation from Robby Jones, CEO of Public Religion Research Institute, a panel of Chief Diversity Officers from two multi-national companies, and a session lead by Sumreen Ahmad, Global Change Management Lead at Accenture, focused on moving through your organization’s religious diversity journey.

Attendees called the sessions “raw and eye-opening,” and filled with “invaluable insights.” Tanenbaum and Ted Childs are proud to partner on a conference that builds the knowledge, skills, and competencies of DEI leadership on religious diversity in the workplace.

 

Happy Lunar New Year! What You Should Know!

With Lunar New Year just around the corner, Tanenbaum would like to share its newest Holiday Fact Sheet!  The 2019 Lunar New Year will begin tomorrow, February 5th. Also known as the Spring Festival, the holiday is celebrated across Asia, beginning with the first new moon of the lunar calendar.  Celebrations conclude 15 days later with the arrival of the full moon.   

Though individual traditions vary, employees observing this holiday may require time off to travel, prepare, and celebrate with family and friends.  Companies should also be cognizant of the holiday’s business implications as companies across Asia may close for up to three weeks.

Learn more about the holiday by checking out Tanenbaum’s Lunar New Year Fact Sheet.

Happy Vesak Day!

Dear Friends,

Vesak Day, also known as Buddha Day, is observed by Buddhists around the world. Although the exact date of observance varies from county to country, many people will be observing the day this year on May 29th.

For more information about Vesak Day, including the holiday’s history as well as scheduling tips, please explore our Vesak Day Fact Sheet. Please note that offices in many Southeast Asian counties may close in observance of the holiday.

Warm regards,

Mark Fowler
Deputy CEO


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Ramadan begins May 15th – What you need to know!

Dear Friends,

The holy month of Ramadan is approaching! This year, Ramadan will begin on the evening of May 15th and will come to a close on June 14th.

Muslim employees observing Ramadan may be fasting during this period. Some may request scheduling accommodations and your company may find that more employees require space for prayer during this time.

To learn about other tips and considerations regarding scheduling, dietary restrictions, and greetings, read and circulate our Ramadan Fact Sheet.

Warm regards,

Mark Fowler
Deputy CEO, Tanenbaum


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