Monthly Archives

August 2021

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION: THE SUM OF OUR DIFFERENCES IS GREATNESS

By | Press

NEW YORK, (August  6, 2021) –  Caroline Barrett, SanovaWorks Vice President of Operations

The SanovaWorks Executive Team is proud to publish our first-ever Equity, Diversity, &  Inclusion (EDI)  statement:

The Sum of Our Differences is Greatness

At SanovaWorks our greatest asset is our team.
They are the foundation of what we produce and how.
We support our team by embracing diversity, embodying the spirit of inclusion, and championing equity.
We celebrate our lived experiences.
We believe diversity propels innovation.
We are dedicated to growing our diversity.
We pledge to be an inclusive and safe workplace.
We acknowledge inclusion is a shared responsibility.
We hold ourselves accountable with an annual EDI report and plan of action.
We are on a journey to creating an equitable workplace, to build a more equitable world for all.

We realize the power we wield as a business and educational provider, in an industry experiencing systemic racism and implicit biases, resulting in disparities in healthcare. Stating and demonstrating our support of an equitable and inclusive world reveals to our clients, vendors, and employees what we believe. In doing so, we aim to expeditiously grow the movement. We identify ourselves as a resource and an advocate, not just an ally, and we encourage others in solidarity to join us.

Part of the EDI statement is that SanovaWorks publish an EDI report and plan of action, redefining our commitment to Equity, Diversity & Inclusion as more than a pledge – but a playbook.

Putting together the 2020 report and 2021 outlook was no easy task. The research, the assessment, the brainstorming –it was an involved process.  We are thankful to those who participated in the journey, including our EDI consultants, OP-N Door Communications and Future Focus Training & Consulting, who led intensive leadership training for SanovaWorks’ executive team; our internal team members, who are the driving change-makers; and our healthcare partners, who whose perspective helps to inform much of advocacy. 

We are humbled yet encouraged that change is in our hands. 

OUR STATEMENT ON THE RISE OF ANTISEMITISM | SANOVAWORKS

By | Press

NEW YORK, (August 4, 2021) –  Shelley Tanner, SanovaWorks CEO/President

During World War II, European Jews were the target of one of the most horrific events in history. The Holocaust, also known as the Shoah, occurred between 1941 and 1945, in Nazi Germany. We must never forget, minimize, diminish, or deny the horrendous truths of this genocide. 

In 2020, the Anti-Defamation League reported over 2,200 antisemitic incidents in the U.S. Last year also recorded the third-highest number of reports of assault, harassment, and vandalism toward American Jews since the ADL first began tracking data.

“Antisemitism is prejudice against or hatred of Jews. The Holocaust, the state-sponsored persecution and murder of European Jews by Nazi Germany and its collaborators, is history’s most extreme example of antisemitism. Violent antisemitism and hatred did not end with the defeat of Nazi Germany. It is important to stand up to antisemitism in all of its forms today.” 

The United States Holocaust Memorial,  Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial Museum, 

Rabbi Shlomo Noginski was wearing a traditional skullcap and standing in front of a large menorah on the steps of a Jewish school when he was attacked.

At Syracuse University a group of students were harassed when perpetrators threw eggs and shouted antisemitic remarks.

Nearly nine out of ten antisemitic posts made on Facebook and Twitter stay online, one report claims. 

And just five days ago, a swastika was found carved into a State Department elevator. 

Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who is Jewish, shared a message with all State Department employees about the incident:

“As this painfully reminds us, anti-Semitism isn’t a relic of the past,” Blinken wrote in the email, a copy of which was obtained by NBC News. “It’s still a force in the world, including close to home. And it’s abhorrent. It has no place in the United States, at the State Department, or anywhere else. And we must be relentless in standing up and rejecting it.”

With the proliferation of Holocaust deniers and a rise in antisemitic incidents, it becomes necessary to once again, make an unequivocal statement. 

SanovaWorks and all of its affiliates stand united against antisemitism in all forms, including Holocaust minimizers and deniers. Additionally, we will continue to use our voice and resources to fight against any and all hate crimes.  

The presence of hate in this world requires the light of compassion that is all-inclusive and healing. 

All Jewish brothers and sisters, friends and family: standing with you. 

Shelley Tanner

President / CEO, SanovaWorks

LEARN MORE 

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Rise Up | Make the World a Better Place

Holocaust Remembrance Day