Collabor8 Employer Collective is a cohort of employer organizations focused on learning and sharing through valuable collaborative partnerships, conversations, and up-to-date data. There are 8 stages of an employee's life cycle and we view that as 8 opportunities to infuse diversity, equity, and inclusion into your practices in order to foster a sense of belonging in the workplace. We welcome all employer types, industries, and sizes to our table.

In a roundtable atmosphere (virtually for now), we'll share and learn about best practices focused on gender identity, intersectionality with race, national origin, age, economic diversity, physical ability, and sexual orientation. While the work toward these goals impacts and includes everyone at your organization, we have consistently partnered with People/Talent Management, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Benefits & Compensation, Community Engagement, Corporate Social Responsibility and External Communications teams. Through continued collaboration we'll share both successes and lessons learned, and work towards a more engaging and rewarding workplace experience.

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An event interview series for the Collabor8 Employer Collective community with insightful leaders sharing their perspective and knowledge.

Our first event was with James Thomas, Director/Head of Inclusion, Equity and Diversity for Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. We spoke with Thomas about his new position, his previous roles and what's ahead. 

Marty Pisciotti, with MOD Pizza spoke to us for our second event about how to lead with purpose, what a say do gap is and what happens when you put people first for your employees and community.

Our third speaker was Brian Blake with NHL. We spoke about the importance of leadership buy-in, how essential learning is in setting the groundwork towards action, and the opportunity and responsibility that comes with being a sports industry employer.

Working Together


Infuse equity and inclusion into each stage with intention.



Before you're ready to recruit, a vision, goals and plan for each position.

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