NEW YORK, NY (October 2021) — Ethena, innovative compliance and organizational culture training startup, and Degreed, the workforce upskilling platform, announced a partnership today to deliver effective, innovative compliance training right where people learn and work everyday.

Ethena and Degreed are both used by modern, culture-forward companies to deliver and scale modern, company-wide training initiatives that actually help employees build tangible skills and change cultures. Since compliance training is required, Ethena’s courses are included as assignments in Degreed, leading to a seamless learner experience that actually helps drive adoption of the Degreed platform internally. This keeps ethics and culture topics top of mind and results in completion rates that are above industry average. Real-time reporting makes for a great admin experience as well.

Ethena’s user-friendly, research-based approach helps organizations fulfill employment and regulatory requirements through short, engaging e-learning nudges over time. Once the primary training requirements are met, the training goes even further, providing companies with access to a monthly continuous learning program that helps build and reinforce inclusive, sustainable cultures.

“As a career learning designer and technologist, I’ve worked with dozens of online compliance training companies. Ethena’s content is the most relevant, impactful, fun, and inclusive that I’ve ever seen,” said DeVane Cheney, Zendesk Senior Manager of Global Learning and Development. “Our global learners give the topics and examples top ratings. Even better, Ethena’s integration with Degreed turned out seamless and feels like you’re still in the same system. Learners are reminded of their Ethena training directly in Degreed and which makes it user-friendly for our learners and ideal administration for our team.”

Initially offering harassment prevention training, Ethena has expanded quickly, adding new courses including Anti-Bribery & Corruption, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and Hiring & Interviewing. The team recently raised $15.5M Series A led by Felicis Ventures to support product and company growth.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Degreed to offer Ethena’s innovative, engaging training to their clients. We’re on a shared mission to provide a world class learning experience and we have such respect for Degreed’s learner-centric approach,” said Roxanne Petraeus, Ethena Co-founder and CEO. “Through our partnership with Degreed, we’ll be expanding the reach of our impact-oriented compliance training to companies that want to build ethical and inclusive workplaces, not just check a box.”

“Degreed looks to partner with products that our clients already love. Ethena integrates seamlessly with our platform and mission,” said Rob Wellington, Degreed Head of Experience Partnerships. “I can’t wait for more clients to discover the power of Ethena through Degreed.”

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About Ethena

Ethena provides innovative, effective training for companies. Instead of just checking a box, Ethena training focuses on culture change and is tailored for modern teams. Ethena was founded by Roxanne Petraeus and Anne Solmssen, who used their experience in the U.S. army, consulting, and startups to reinvent the stuffy world of corporate training. Ethena is backed by Felicis, GSV, Homebrew, and Neo, and based in Brooklyn, NY. Learn more at or on Twitter @goethena.

About Degreed

Degreed is the workforce upskilling platform for one in three Fortune 50 companies. We connect all your learning, talent development, and internal mobility opportunities to intelligence on the skills your business needs next. And we do it all in one simple, fluid, skill-building experience that’s powered by your people’s expertise and interests. So you can transform your workforce from within. Founded in 2012, Degreed is headquartered in Pleasanton, California, with additional offices in Salt Lake City, New York, London, Amsterdam, and Brisbane.

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