How to Continue Diversity Equity and Inclusion At Your Workplace

Is your organization continuing its discussions, plans, trainings and strategies regarding diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)? If not, it’s time to engage or re-engage.

First things first. Diversity is expansive and includes the following and so much more. Don’t narrow diversity to one vertical.

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Gender Identity
  • Sexual orientation
  • Physical ability or attributes
  • Religion
  • Social class
  • Citizen status
  • Age
  • And so much more

Why is it important to prioritize DEI at your organization?

Countless reasons, but here are a few:

  • It’s the right thing to do, period.
  • Having multiple perspectives inherently expands creativity, innovations, collected experiences shared and more, allowing your company to create true solutions to address all key audiences.
  • According to Gallup, by 2025 75% of the workforce will be millennials. Millennials are diverse in makeup and also prioritize diversity in the workplace so it’s crucial to implement DEI best practices now, and measure and maintain them going forward
  • According to the American Sociological Association’s 2009 study “Diversity Linked To Increased Sales Revenue And Profits, More Customers” they found “Companies reporting the highest levels of racial diversity brought in nearly 15 times more sales revenue on average than those with the lowest levels of racial diversity.

How can you elevate your DEI approach at your company?

Remember, it’s not the “job” of diverse peoples to educate anyone, it’s important to continue your self education and carry over that learning to your organization. Keep reflecting, keep learning and keep lifting the voices of others.

Questions? The diversity committee would love to speak with you.

By: Diversity Committee