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Celebrating excellence: Cornerstone Originals' success at the Telly Awards

Cornerstone Editors

We are excited to announce the remarkable achievements of Cornerstone Originals at the Telly Awards! Our series For Starters has been honored with two gold awards, and A Seat at the Table has received three awards, while Skills for Scale has been recognized with two honors. These accomplishments demonstrate the high quality and impact of Cornerstone Originals' productions.

The Telly Awards, known for celebrating excellence in television and video, recognize outstanding work across all screens. With a total of seven Telly Awards, Cornerstone Originals has demonstrated excellence in diverse categories, including Diversity & Inclusion, Education & Training, Social Impact and Corporate Training.

Cornerstone is honored to be counted among esteemed organizations such as Accenture, Airbnb, Audible, BET Networks/BET Digital, BritBox, Disney Parks, FEMA, Gaumont, Golden State Warriors, Media.Monks, NASA, National Geographic Society, Netflix, Paramount, PBS Digital Studios and many more as winners of the 44th Annual Telly Awards. This recognition for excellence in learning content is a testament to our dedication and commitment to delivering compelling storytelling and impactful content.

Now let's delve into the award-winning series.

Introducing For Starters: Your comprehensive guide to DEIB in the workplace

For Starters is a highly acclaimed production that has received the prestigious gold distinction twice. This engaging series, hosted by the renowned author and speaker Torin Perez, serves as a comprehensive guide to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB). It aims to provide learners with the necessary knowledge, shared language and actionable steps to create fair and equitable workplaces now and in the future.

Consisting of 20 episodes ranging from 3 to 4 minutes, For Starters offers practical tools and insights to educate and motivate individuals to make positive changes. Torin Perez, a distinguished DEIB consultant, brings his expertise and passion to the series, inspiring authenticity and inclusive leadership.

The episode list covers many essential DEIB topics, including equality, gender, neurodivergence, sexual orientation, disability, intersectionality, sexism, race, socioeconomic status, culture, ethnicity, religion, national identity, ageism, language and historically underrepresented groups. Through concise and impactful lessons, For Starters empowers viewers to navigate these important subjects and foster a more inclusive and equitable environment.

How to have open and honest conversations about DEIB — A Seat at the Table

A Seat at the Table also achieved remarkable success at this year's Telly Awards. The thought-provoking series has been honored with two gold, three silver and one bronze Telly Awards, solidifying its impact and excellence over the years. In this series, real professionals engage in honest and authentic discussions on crucial DEIB topics, addressing Asian stereotypes, the Black Lives Matter movement, ageism, transphobia, mental health, disability and more.

Doug Segers, head of original content at Cornerstone, emphasizes the power of lived experiences, stating, "Nothing is more powerful than a person's lived experience. Real people sharing their stories and experiences humanizes topics and issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. The roundtable format creates a safe space for our participants to engage in constructive conversations. For learners watching, we hope that A Seat at the Table will help build the skill of empathy."

Unleashing the entrepreneurial mindset: Skills for Scale

Cornerstone Originals proudly celebrates the recognition of Skills for Scale at the Telly Awards, where it secured a silver win in the General Non-Broadcast category. Created in partnership with WaitWhat, the series highlights insights from the Masters of Scale podcast, in which LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman interviews iconic CEOs and founders, such as Mark Cuban and Tory Burch. Skills for Scale equips organizations with critical business and leadership skills by inspiring learners to hone a vision for success, sell ideas effectively and embrace an entrepreneurial mindset. Discover the transformative power of this award-winning series and unleash your organization's potential. This engaging learning content series is available exclusively on Cornerstone Content Anytime.

Nothing is stopping Cornerstone Originals from releasing more award-winning caliber content throughout 2023 and onward!

Immerse your team in these impactful dialogues and experience the transformative power of empathy within your workplace through Content Anytime.

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