At Indeed, we strive to bring equality and empathy to the workplace. LBGTQIA+ people face unique challenges in the workplace that can hinder their ability to bring their authentic selves to work—from struggling to have your partner recognized on your insurance plan to being seen and addressed with your correct pronouns by colleagues.
This month, we’re partnering with international pop artist, MIKA, to use music as a way to share your identity and tell your story. We hope that together, we might create Soundtracks of Empathy to foster belonging, unity and understanding as we face unique hardships in our daily lives based on our individual background and intersectional identities.
Get involved by creating a new playlist that you feel represents your authentic identity and story and puts words to the feelings you want others to hear. Share your playlist by using the hashtag #SoundtrackOfEmpathy and tag @Indeed and @MIKA on your favorite social channels.
As part of Soundtrack of Empathy, you can also look forward to a special concert and interview with MIKA and Indeed’s SVP of Human Resources, Paul Wolfe where they’ll swap playlists and talk about using music as a tool to the workplace. You’ll also hear about the importance of fostering an environment of belonging in the workplace as well as MIKA’s professional journey.
In addition, MIKA will lead LGBTQIA+ artists in a virtual roundtable discussion about their career journeys and how music can inspire empathy and create community within the workplace and beyond. Stay tuned for three installments on our IGTV channel.
Finally, on June 24th, Indeed and MIKA presented Soundtrack of Empathy, a Pride celebration benefiting Born This Way Foundation. Watch the full concert below!