Ranemaker Institute was founded to help individuals, organizations and cities need help in understanding how to discuss inclusive innovation. Organizations often require assistance in creating action plans that take in account inclusion. Studies show traditional diversity and inclusion training doesn't move the needle alone. Companies in the top quartile for gender, racial and ethnic diversity are more likely to have up to 35% greater financial returns compared with their national industry medians.
To achieve these results, it requires personalized strategic and tactical plans that are aligned with your organizational business objectives. Companies, organizations and communities need assistance with enabling, empowering and valuing all team member contributions. Individuals may struggle communicating their diverse competitive advantages they bring to the table.
Often, diversity, inclusion and leadership training are not available at affordable prices for small and medium size businesses. Even though these organizations employ two thirds of all Americans. In addition, these organizations typically do not have human resource departments or individuals who can focus on this important area of the business that is vital to their financial health.
Today, businesses require partnerships to be successful. It is important to have a partner trained and certified in brokering multi-stakeholder partnerships to help enable the success of all diverse members in the partnership.
Ranemaker Institute was founded to help leverage Inclusive Innovation as a competitive advantage. Our goal is to help create practical actions that can build inclusive and thriving organization
Vision: To create a world where everyone is valued and thriving at their best.
Mission: Creating more inclusive workplaces and communities that value the contributions of all team members and exciting a passion for their roles while making a significant increase in organizational performance.
Knowledge is power: We believe data and assessment drives positive outcomes. Through our process we create your own definition of diversity and inclusion that is backed by your business goals. We are constantly learning, researching and refining our tools, resources and methodology that we will share with you fully.
Integrity in all we do: When we think about integrity, we believe it is the concept of consistency of actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations, and outcomes. Our discussions and work are confidential and not shared unless your organization wishes to do a case study. We only make promises we can keep.
Respect for all: We believe that all individuals should be respected as it drives people to do their best. When they are valued, it opens them to a growth mindset to be more creative, collaborative and motivated. Leading organizations and communities to greater innovations and happiness. It encourages diversity becoming their competitive advantage.
Open and honest communications: We believe in transparency builds trust. We engage in reflective listening. We recognize every individual for their contributions. We believe sometimes the hardest discussions create the greatest growth opportunities and learnings. Everyone makes a significant contribution and the more truthful people and organizations become more innovative, profitable and happy.
Service and Partnership are the key: Our clients’ satisfaction is our number one priority. We believe in service to individuals, organizations and communities will help everyone reach their full potential. We know partnerships are important for growth, success and longevity and understand that the benefits from the alliance must be equally shared by all partners.
We know intuitively that diversity matters. It’s also increasingly clear that it makes sense in purely business terms. A McKinsey Analysis Report says that 15% are more likely to outperform in a gender-diverse company and 35% are more likely to outperform in an ethnically diverse company. Diversity matters because it makes sense in purely business terms. The financial returns of companies that invest in diversity are higher than their national industrial medians. They also become the competitive differentiators over a period of time. So, it should come as no surprise that diverse companies are achieving higher performances. Diverse companies are better able to win top talent, orient themselves well with their customers and improve decision making. Other kinds of diversity like age, sexual orientation and experience creates a global mindset and cultural fluency. Women’s representation in the top levels of management has yielded positive results.
More diverse companies, are better able to win top talent and improve their customer orientation, employee satisfaction, and decision making, and all that leads to a virtuous cycle of increasing returns.
We believe all individuals, organizations, businesses and communities should be able to access diversity and inclusion support.
Our service includes a comprehensive consult to help identify gaps and opportunities customized to your individual, organizational or community needs. We believe in data and actions connected to your individual or business objectives.
We offer a suite of quality tools, services and training that will help you get there quickly, smoothly and affordably. That’s how we ensure your success. We start with an inclusivity survey (better understanding your employees, partners and customers) to help create your baseline that you can use to measure your annual performance and determine what areas and strategies that will make the biggest difference in your organization. We use practical, affordable and easy to use tools to empower management and employees.
To drive diversity as your competitive advantage you need data, personalized strategy connected to your business results and action plans in recruitment, retention and advancement.
You can't make significant organizational or personal changes without data. This included pre and post assessment, creating a dashboard for monitoring and assessing your progress. At Ranemaker institute we believe data and research makes good decision making. We are interested in also partnering with organizations and institutions in doing research in showing diversity being a competitive advantage for individuals and organizations.
To truly move the dial in diversity and inclusion, organizations need a personalized approach that connects with their business objectives and company culture.
Many organizations are challenged with how to recruit, retain and advance their under-represented populations. Individuals from these groups also do not understand how to position themselves to fully reach their full potential. As employers have invested in these employees, it is important all is done to ensure they feel respected and their contributions are valued.
Workplace discrimination costs US $64 billion replacing 2M workers. Many of these situations results from unconscious biases that can be easily remedied if understood. We help organizations with practical steps in eliminating unconscious biases in everyday workplace environment.
The first step is knowledge and many organizations need to train their employees on understanding discrimination, harassment, unconscious biases, cultural awareness, stereotype threat, micro-aggression, growth mindset and transformational leadership to help their organization better embrace diversity and inclusion and understand its affect on business and how it can be your competitive advantage. We provide onsite training services. Online training will be available in 2019.
In addition, to build an organization that values diversity and inclusion the team needs to also see how diversity and inclusion can be fun. We provide moral and team building training events focused on diversity and inclusion.
With the challenges facing our communities today, it is even more important we value all our citizens and drive the importance of embracing diversity. Communities who embrace diversity being a competitive advantage will see the economic development of their communities grow. This takes involvement of public and private entities to make this successful. We provide public private partnership brokering and training to help communities drive successful diversity and inclusion partnerships.
We have spoken at a number of conferences, events, universities and communities regarding diversity and inclusion. Contact us today if you want us to speak or present at your event, conference, or organization. We are also happy to engage in diversity and inclusion research projects. We are currently working on a three year longitudinal study on how inclusivity grows your competitive advantage, contact us if you would like to participate.
We are bringing the building blocks to employers, business leaders and students to get the understanding and tactical actions needed to build and celebrate diverse and inclusive business places with a Diversity & Leadership Series in Bend, Oregon.
The series is designed for to be split among the appropriate leader/employee in your organization for each workshop or send one or more employees to the entire series. Each workshop will provide intense training, hands on activities, employer best practices and peer discussions, as well as worksheets to take back to the office for implementation. At a very affordable rate $40 per class or $350 for entire series of 10 classes.
Many misunderstandings, misconceptions and biases happen due to communication challenges. It's important for your staff to understand each other's communication styles, what team roles you have and may be missing and how to better collaborate with each other and your clients.
We will then take the time to teach each individual how to paint his/her communication style using their favorite colors, objects, words that represent his/her communication style. This will then provide great talking pieces at your office, fun diverse art pieces and will help employees better communicate with their colleagues.
Of course a proper team event includes food and drink. Wine, beer, kombucha, water, salad and pizza or taco bar will be delivered to your office conference room with canvases, paint and paintbrushes. (2.5-3 hour event).
Rane Stempson is a recognized leader in Diversity & Inclusion, Innovation, Government, Education and Technology. She is the CEO and founder of the Ranemaker Institute focused on the need that individuals, organizations and cities need help in understanding how to discuss inclusive innovation and create action plans that benefit themselves, their companies, organizations and communities. Rane is launching the Inclusive Innovation Initiative in Bend to ensure Bend becomes one of the most inclusive cities in America.
Rane was a 15-year veteran at Microsoft where she held a number of roles, most recently Principal Research Director, where she engaged with academics worldwide and identified high-impact areas for research investigations and leads for growing, attracting and retaining women and under-represented groups in research, science and engineering. She worked on projects that taught middle and high school girls programming, launched the first international women’s hackathon targeting university women around the world, worked on how technology can help us eradicate human trafficking, how solving social issues with technology can increase diversity in technology and how diversity can help businesses become more innovative and drive better business outcomes. She has also helped organizations and groups create diversity strategies in recruitment, retention and advancement of under-represented groups and how diversity can be a competitive advantage for your business. She has launched and created strategic plans for employee resource groups and student organizations regarding women in technology.
Rane has worked actively with organizations like NCWIT, Anita Borg, AAUW, CRA-W, IEEE-WIE, CSTA, ACM-W, CMDiT and researchers on how to grow the pipeline of women and under-represented groups in research, science and engineering. She has been selected to sit on White House and United Nations committees to focus on how technology can stop the commercial sex trafficking of minors and technology inclusion for under-represented minorities in STEM. Previously, as the WW Director of Education Strategy and a certified Partnership Broker she was responsible for multi-stakeholder partnerships, Cisco-Intel-Microsoft Alliance, World Economic Forum- Global Education Initiative, Fast Track Initiative-Private Constituency and helping teams around the world use the power of technology as an accelerator to transform education to meet local government priorities to drive economic and workforce development in the 21st century.
She is an experienced leader in managing global technical teams, marketing, social media, brand, sales, business development & strategy, and turn around organizational development. If something is a disaster Rane has been well-known as the person to turn it around successfully. She has coached and mentored a number of entrepreneurs, professionals, civil servants, and technical individuals. Rane is very passionate about diversity, education and technology with twenty years of experience. She has also held a number of roles in the Education sector as the Executive Director of California Skills USA-VICA, Middle School Math and Computer Science Teacher and IT Director for the San Francisco Unified School District. She has served and lead boards of top education, diversity, social good non-profits, legislative committees and task forces.
Rane is a graduate of Bucknell University with a BS Mechanical Engineering, BA Economics/Finance, and George Fox University with an Executive MBA with concentration in Transformational Leadership. Rane is a lifelong learner spending much of her free time outdoors, painting, reading and taking courses on EdX to further her education and skills. She spends a lot of her free time and energy focused on working with young women and students of color to help them reach their full potential in careers in Science, Technology and Engineering. She has been a keynote speaker, moderator and panelist at a number of conferences, events and universities. Her research interests lie in diversity being a business imperative and competitive advantage, technology implications in reaching education for all, technology and the interplay of public-private partnerships in solving our greatest social problems, diversity and inclusion driving thriving communities and technology innovations required to engage personalized student learning
I have spent my career asking strategic questions, listening deeply, probing, providing tools and directive guidance, and leading strategic experiential learning to improve personal and business results. Engaging with me enables you to identify solutions to difficult problems, identify barriers, and ascertain specific and active steps which lead to greater personal and professional success. I specialize in lasting and significant behavioral and cultural changes for individuals, teams, and companies. Having deep understanding in equity, diversity and inclusion strategic and tactical planning enables me to help you.
I have over 20 years of experience. My expertise includes diversity and inclusion, team facilitation, learning and development, leadership and team coaching, and technical recruiting. I have a Masters from the Leadership Institute of Seattle in Organizational Development and Leadership Coaching. My undergrad is from Arizona State in Intercultural Communication.
After 17 years at Microsoft I spent the last two years doing consulting work with a laser focus on enabling teams to bring out the greatest potential of each individual and the team as a whole. I strongly believe that by allowing each person to bring their full selves to work, you can increase the overall success of the organization.
Professor, practitioner, writer and business owner at the intersection of social entrepreneurship, information and communication technologies and workforce development; Lani Fraizer champions cultivation of tech-savvy-leadership skills to create meaningful career opportunities for working generations. Her focus on data and research helps her enable start-ups, small and medium size businesses create dashboards, metrics and data to enable inclusive innovation to drive greater business results.
As a Skoll World Forum Delegate and Global Ambassador for the Anita Borg Institute, Lani is social entrepreneurial at heart. Working primarily in corporate sector's education marketing services, start-up, academia and technology education in the last 20 years, she has transformed her passions into a portfolio career with emphasis on service to the community. Her passion for ICT-applied education has brought her to places like Seoul, Quebec, London, Oxford, Beijing, and many parts of the United States. Lani's ecclectic career portfolio includes serving as Founder of Synergies in Sync's B Corporation consulting firm specializing in human capacity building and globally distributed learning communities. This work serves as a platform for changemaking education and Lani has created a vehicle especially suited for her integrated interests in technology, education, and workforce development. Because the social problems that her clients seek to end are always evolving, Her changemaking work is based on her lifelong research on human capacity building and doctoral research entitled, "21st century social changemakers and next-generation social entrepreneurs" chaired by Organizational Leadership Professor Dr. Farzin Madjidi. This work led to her most recent post-doctoral work which includes "Developing Lifelong Changemakers," a colorful white paper introducing the Lifelong Changemakers Framework based on the 2009 study on Ashoka Fellows from the education and workforce sectors. She's also a contributing author of "Campus Starter Kit for Faculty and Staff: Resources for developing social entrepreneurship education on your campus" recently published by Ashoka, and "ICT and social entrepreneurship: Implications of change making for the future ICT workforce", co-authored with Madjidi. Integrated with her changemaking efforts at Synergies in Sync, Fraizer also serves in various external organizational leadership roles, and Assistant Professor at College of Continuing Education at California State University. She also guest lectures at Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology in topics related to the intersection of social entrepreneurship, personal leadership and learning technologies.
Her most recent accomplishments include leading and supporting a global team in building international capacity to support education leaders, ministries of education, and government leaders across 13 regions and 78 countries worldwide to transform education via ICT as an accelerator.
She holds a Master of Science degree in Information Technology Management from Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College and has earned a doctoral degree with distinction in Educational Technology and Leadership from the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University. Lani also holds a Master's Degree in Educational Technology Leadership from California State University East Bay; a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from California State University Sacramento with emphasis in Computer Science and an Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts from American River College.