Diversity,  Equity, & Inclusion 101

Profitablility

The economic benefits of equitable and diverse teams have been demonstrated repeatedly. A 2018 report by McKinsey & Co found that companies in the top-quartile for ethnic/cultural diversity on executive teams were 33% more likely to have industry-leading profitability

Employee Satisfaction & Productivity

Surveys show that employees who feel a sense of belonging are more positive, productive and motivated. Working in an inclusive environment develops higher levels of trust and feelings of safety, which lead to greater performance. Engagement and satisfaction also reduces turnover.

Key to a Sustainable Organization

As the world becomes more interconnected, diverse and inclusive companies become the definition of resilient and sustainable. The key to success in the future is a values-driven organization that thrives on its diversity.

Definitions

Diversity in an organization means the existence of a broad range of different life experiences, heritages, cultural and social backgrounds, ages and gender. Equity means that all employees, regardless of their personal backgrounds and life experiences, have the same access to opportunities, compensation and personal growth in the workplace. Inclusion means that all in an organization, regardless of their social and cultural background, feel valued, respected  and appreciated for differences.