Building a sense of community is important to us. We are about building relationships and networking. We recognize the value of giving back, not only to our local geographic community, but to the world at large. We recognize the impact we can provide to our traditional clients, and supplement that with pro-bono work.
Reaching Out and Giving Back
We recognize the need to give back to our communities. More importantly, we value the opportunity to give back to our communities. And by community, we mean the organizations down the street, as well as those across the globe. We are active volunteers, sharing our experience and expertise with community outreach organizations. Our formal "Opting In/Giving Back" program provides donations to organizations that support the enrichment of women and/or children globally. The list of organizations that ISHR Group has supported over the years is impressive and it’s rewarding to see that list grow (for example, the Ronald McDonald house, Southern Women’s Bean Project, Girls on the Run, Girls, Inc., Dress for Success, the Women’s Microenterprise Project, and Sisters by Choice).
We have provided pro bono consulting expertise to organizations such as WellSpring Living, and the Schenectady County Community College. For the past 4 years, we have volunteered with 21st Century Leaders to provide leadership skills training to high school students from across the state of Georgia. We have also sponsored a scholarship for the past two years through an incredible organization called Emerge whose mission it is to provide scholarships to women whose educations
have been interrupted, who have overcome significant obstacles, and who
give back to their communities.
Building our Brand in the Community
ISHR Group is certified as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Our clients with formal Supplier Diversity programs recognize the value of our WBE certification. In 2007, we received the Enterprising Woman of the Year Award by Enterprising Women Magazine, and were recognized by DiversityBusiness.com as one of the fastest growing small businesses in the US. We are active with the Women President’s Organization (WPO), and appreciate the opportunity to serve on the Advisory Council for the Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Enterprising Women National Advisory Board. Partner Monique Honaman was recognized as the 2011 Business Star by the Greater Women's Business Council and the Women's Business Enterprise National Council, and selected as a 2012 POW! Awardee by Womentics. In 2011, ISHR Group was also recognized as one of the Top 300 Small Businesses in the Southeast by Business Leader Magazine in both 2011 and 2012.
Speaking on Leadership
We are proud to have been selected to speak at several Diversity in Leadership and/or educational forums with organizations such as GE, Accenture, Microsoft, the Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the Public Relations Society of American (PRSA), Atlanta Woman Magazine, the Georgia Mensa Regional Gathering, the Georgia Women Entrepreneurs Network (GWEN), the National HeadStart Association, the Junior League, and the Georgia Tech Business Network.