“The Candy Factory has proven to be an inclusive and welcoming space for the Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition and has offered us an opportunity to build relationships and provide a safe space, support, and other services to our community.”
FIC Human Resource Partners, LLC –Founder & CEO Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition -Training Facilitator
Jessica is a Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Consultant and Employee Life-cycle Manager with a focus on fostering inclusive cultures through policy, training, and discussion. Her clients have benefited from Cultural Competency Training, DEI Initiative Planning, Policy Audits, and Policy Development. She has also assisted in the creation of Employee Communication Strategies and Employee Recognition Programs.
In addition to being the CEO & Founder of FIC Human Resource Partners, LLC, she is also a Training Facilitator for the Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition, public speaker, an LGBTQIA+ rights activist, published poet, member of the Central PA LGBTQ Leaders Roundtable, and First Board Chair of the Lancaster Pride Association. Her experience in employee development began with military service and continued throughout her civilian career as she moved from an entry-level position through Service, Branch, and Regional Manager positions before becoming the Director of Culture and Talent for the C3 Agency and, ultimately, founding FIC Human Resource Partners, LLC.
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The Candy Factory is a coworking space established in 2010 and located in the heart of Downtown Lancaster PA. We are a community of professionals who have found a new way to work. Coworking and shared workspaces help promote business growth, creative thinking, shared brilliance and collaboration while offering an affordable office solution for small businesses, freelancers, remote workers, and non-profits.
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Member Spotlight – Ruthann
Fun Fact: I LOVE to travel! I've been to 30 countries Ruthann Ruenique Design Co. - Designer / Founder ________________ Tell us a bit about yourself: I'm a creator and visionary by nature. Starting off as a commission artist led me to becoming a production designer....