10 Songs About Inclusion to Play in your Office

by May 17, 2023

In a diverse and inclusive workplace, it’s important to create an environment where all employees feel welcome and valued. One way to promote a sense of unity and acceptance is through the power of music. 

Playing songs about inclusion in your office can help inspire and uplift your team, and encourage everyone to appreciate and celebrate diversity. From classic hits to modern pop anthems, there are countless songs that promote messages of acceptance and unity. 


Songs About Inclusion

Let’s explore some of the best songs about inclusion to play in your office, and how they can help to promote a more inclusive and welcoming workplace culture.


“Rise Up” by Andra Day 

Rise Up has become a popular anthem for social justice and equality movements, making it a relevant and timely choice for businesses that value diversity and inclusion. Playing this song in the office can show employees that the company is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone.


“Rainbow” by Kacey Musgraves 


This uplifting country-pop song is an uplifting message of hope and perseverance, which encourages people to embrace their differences and celebrate diversity. The song’s simple yet powerful lyrics and soothing melody can create a positive and inclusive atmosphere in the workplace.


“Same Love” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Mary Lambert


Same Love tackles important issues surrounding LGBTQ+ rights and equality, and encourages listeners to embrace diversity and acceptance. The song’s catchy melody and memorable lyrics can spark important conversations about inclusion and social justice in the workplace.


“This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman Soundtrack 


This catchy and uplifting song gives empowering message of self-acceptance and celebrating individuality. The song’s anthemic and uplifting melody can inspire employees to be confident in who they are and embrace their unique qualities, contributing to a positive and inclusive workplace culture.


“Colors of the Wind” by Vanessa Williams 


This song from the Disney movie Pocahontas is a beautiful reminder to appreciate diversity and see the world through others’ perspectives.


“Fight Song” by Rachel Platten


This empowering anthem song is about resilience, empowerment, and finding strength within oneself. It promotes inclusivity by encouraging individuals to stand up for themselves and believe in their own power.


“Beautiful People” by Ed Sheeran feat. Khalid


This song celebrates inclusivity by emphasizing that true beauty lies in accepting and embracing people from all walks of life. It promotes the idea that everyone has value and should be treated with kindness and respect.


“Brave” by Sara Bareilles 


This song by Sara Bareilles is an empowering message about speaking up and being true to oneself, which can inspire employees to embrace their unique qualities and perspectives. 


“Scars to Your Beautiful” by Alessia Cara

It encourages self-acceptance and challenges societal beauty standards. Playing this song in the office can foster a positive and inclusive work environment by promoting self-worth, embracing diversity, and boosting morale. It can initiate conversations about body positivity and inclusivity, encouraging empathy and understanding among colleagues.


“Love Myself” by Hailee Steinfeld


Love Myself is a song about self-empowerment, self-acceptance, and embracing one’s individuality. It promotes inclusivity by encouraging individuals to prioritize their own well-being and to love themselves unconditionally. Playing this song in the office can inspire a positive and inclusive work environment, reminding employees of the importance of self-care and self-acceptance.


Why Play Songs About Inclusion

By incorporating these songs about inclusion into your office playlist, you can help create a more inclusive and welcoming workplace culture where all employees feel valued and respected. We have curated a YouTube playlist specifically for your office, featuring modern songs that promote inclusivity and celebrate diversity. This playlist includes the songs we just listed!

Music has the power to inspire and uplift, and by playing songs that celebrate diversity, you can promote a sense of unity and acceptance among your team. As we move further into 2023, let’s make a commitment to promoting inclusivity in the workplace, and what better way to do that than through the power of music? So turn up the volume, get inspired, and let’s work together to create a more inclusive and welcoming workplace for all.

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About Catherine Mattice

Catherine Mattice, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is President of consulting and training firm, Civility Partners, and has been successfully providing programs in workplace bullying and building positive workplaces since 2007. Her clients include Fortune 500’s, the military, several universities and hospitals, government agencies, small businesses and nonprofits. She has published in a variety of trade magazines and has appeared several times on NPR, FOX, NBC, and ABC as an expert, as well as in USA Today, Inc Magazine, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, and more. Catherine is Past-President of the Association for Talent Development (ATD), San Diego Chapter and teaches at National University. In his book foreword, Ken Blanchard called her book, BACK OFF! Your Kick-Ass Guide to Ending Bullying at Work, “the most comprehensive and valuable handbook on the topic.” She recently released a second book entitled, SEEKING CIVILITY: How Leaders, Managers and HR Can Create a Workplace Free of Bullying.

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