Everything You Need to Know About DEI
Updated: Jul 7, 2020
DEI is becoming a rising field in 2020. Find out what it's all about and how an expert like myself can help identify your organization's needs while improving your profit margin.
We're experiencing a unique time in our history where diversity, equity, and inclusion (or DEI) is becoming a part of the conversation. Companies recognize the importance of having a diverse workforce leading many of them to hire DEI consultants like me.
"Meaningful and long-lasting action to create an anti-racist workplace requires strategic vision and intent.- Evelyn R. Carter
Organizations are looking to support minority groups while improving their workforce around racism, bias, and inclusivity. That's where DEI comes in. As a DEI consultant, I make sure your company uses equal hiring practices while promoting new initiatives. At the same time, and now more than ever, we call on authentic conversations between leaders, unconscious bias training, and more. It's about rearranging and restructuring a workspace beyond broad recognition of inequalities—it's no easy task but one that I am passionate about.
We Create Initiatives
We create initiatives that bring people together to feel a sense of belonging in the workplace. It's been proven that when people feel valued at work, they work better. According to research conducted by BetterUp, high belonging was linked to a 56% increase in job performance. Inclusion leads to happier employees, a stronger workforce, and a higher profit margin, making DEI more important than ever!
Diversity is recognizing that there is a presence of different races, genders, religions, sexual orientations, ethnicities, nationalities, languages, (dis)abilities, ages, or political perspectives within society and within an organization. Diversity is the understanding that some populations have been marginalized within society.
"Equality is giving everyone a shoe. Equity is giving everyone a shoe that fits."
Equity is the "how" of what we do. It's the procedures, processes, and distribution of resources. Understanding equity means you need an understanding of the root causes of disparities within society.
Inclusion is the end goal! It's ensuring everyone within a community feels valued, understood, and seen. A stronger, united workforce that feels involved with the decisions being made over the whole organization is the outcome when inclusion is achieved.
A DEI expert is an evolving role that's focus is on progress and goals. With the Black Lives Matter Movement, DEI has become increasingly significant within organizations looking to become more inclusive.
Are you looking to work with a DEI expert like myself? Be sure to contact me to learn how to help identify your business's needs with a free 30-minute discovery call. Let's talk.