Creating awareness about Autism
Recently, our Oshkosh Corporation Abilities Network (OCAN) EBRG hosted our first ever in-person and virtual autism awareness event, Autism: Always Unique. Oshkosh team members had the opportunity to learn more about autism awareness and what it’s like to live and work with autism. This event was planned entirely by our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion intern, Jarod Falk, who is on the spectrum himself. We are so proud of Jarod for organizing this event and spreading awareness throughout our organization to help eliminate disability-related stigmas and barriers. Thank you for making a difference, Jarod!
Demonstrating we belong
Recently, our Oshkosh Corporation Pride and Equality Network EBRG made a debut appearance in the Milwaukee PRIDE Parade during Pride month. Team members and their loved ones had a great time walking together to show Oshkosh supporting the LGBTQ+ community, living our core values and making a difference in the community. This was the first public appearance for Oshkosh and the team is excited to continue to spread awareness and demonstrate to our communities that we all belong.
The importance of body language
Recently, our Young Professionals Network and Culture Connect 360 Network co-hosted an event focused on the importance of body language which featured guest speaker, Kristin Bock, Certified Body Language Speaker, Trainer and founder of Body Language Blueprints. Oshkosh team members learned subtle yet impactful techniques to demonstrate warmth and competence when connecting with others. As a key takeaway, team members were encouraged to reflect upon what actions they could take to make others feel seen and heard.