OUR STORY

Enlightened Solutions is a mission-driven organization, founded on the belief that workplace equity and inclusion are not just 21st Century buzzwords.

Chinenye (“ChiChi”) Nkemere and Bethany Studenic are two very different women. ChiChi’s parents immigrated to the United States from Nigeria, building an impressive life in suburban Cleveland.  Bethany is the second oldest of eight children from rural Northeast Ohio, with roots dating back to the 1700s.

Bethany and ChiChi met while working their dream jobs, but the experience was marred by pervasive workplace inequity.  Through this firsthand experience, they learned three key lessons:

  • There is no place to turn when one has experienced workplace trauma;

  • There is a lack of resources for employers and organizations who want to proactively prevent and counteract structural workplace inequity and abuse; and

  • The “open secret” of workplace inequity is a rarely researched problem, with a pernicious effect on the American workforce.

These revelations revealed a resolute determination in both women; they co-founded Enlightened Solutions, a nonprofit organization that centers the lived experiences of diverse individuals who have experienced workplace abuse and inequity. Through a solutions-focused, combined qualitative and quantitative feedback model, they provide real-world and tailored answers for organizations and individuals alike interested in combating workplace inequity.  

 

Enlightened Solutions is a mission-driven organization, founded on the belief that workplace equity and inclusion are not just 21st Century buzzwords. Workplace equity is for everyone and for every industry. Join us.

OUR VALUES

Enlightened Solutions envisions a future that facilitates belonging everywhere. The future will be increasingly diverse - we believe in a future in which everyone belongs.

Lived Experience

We believe that the only way to truly understand a point of view is through listening and learning from diverse lived experiences.

Solutions Focus

We believe that facing problems is imperative to change, but that focusing on problems alone is counter-productive.

Belonging

We believe that real diversity and inclusion work aims to facilitate belonging, a sense of rightful place group membership.

Authenticity

Progress cannot be made without a commitment to understanding the reality associated with a problem or solution. 

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