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50 Ways Case Study

Building inclusive teams
that scale

SurveyMonkey is a leading global survey software company on a mission to power the curious. Recently, Chief Sales Officer John Schoenstein saw SurveyMonkey’s growing enterprise sales team as an opportunity to reinforce the company’s long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion. SurveyMonkey turned to Lean In and its 50 Ways to Fight Bias program to lay a foundation that empowered employees to identify and address gender bias at the organization.

“Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at SurveyMonkey, and I wanted to make sure our growing sales team continued to live those values every day. So I introduced the 50 Ways to Fight Bias program to employees. I sat in on every session and was blown away by the level of engagement and the quality of conversations from all levels within the department.

—John Schoenstein, Chief Sales Officer at SurveyMonkey

of participants said they are committed to taking action against bias

of participants say they know what to do when they see gender bias in the workplace

To create a lasting culture of inclusivity, employees need to know how to do more of the right behavior—like identifying their own biases—and feel supported challenging negative behavior in the moment. 50 Ways offered SurveyMonkey’s sales team the realistic situations and actionable solutions they needed in order to challenge gender bias in the workplace.

“I really enjoyed the openness of the discussion group. It was refreshing and something I had not experienced in a corporate setting before.”

- Sales team member at SurveyMonkey

While there is no one-size-fits-all program to solve for gender bias, 50 Ways provides practical steps employees can take to foster inclusivity at SurveyMonkey every day. Employees feel supported to take action against gender bias, which further reinforces their belief that the company is committed to doing the same.

of participants said they feel they have the support of SurveyMonkey to take action against bias

Bringing 50 Ways to life

Employees wrote down their personal commitments to combat gender bias in the workplace on post-it notes. These now hang on a prominent wall on the sales floor as a reminder of the pledge they’ve made to themselves and their colleagues.

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The 50 Ways to Fight Bias cards come in three formats: a physical deck of cards available to purchase at cost, a free presentation to download, and a digital version.

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