|When was the last time that your organization reviewed its diversity statement? Perhaps the recent global events have created a new opportunity. If you are seeking information on whether or not a diversity statement matters, or if your current statement should be updated to reflect your core values, mission and vision, the answer is yes! While a diversity statement is not a strategy for talent management, it is a critical, public-facing opportunity to declare your commitment to equity and inclusion.|
As you begin or reignite the statement-writing process, consider the following questions:
|Elements of a Well-Structured Diversity Statement|
Recently Ongig analyzed diversity statements across Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Workplaces for Diversity list and did a further analysis of each statement for readability, offensive language, positive and negative words and masculine/feminine words. From this analysis, 10 statements were identified as “awesome” and those statements include the following elements:
For more, see the 10 Examples of Awesome Diversity Statements.
Another body of research that provides and substantiates the power of an effective diversity statement is Vanderbilt University’s article on Developing and Writing a Diversity Statement.
While talking the talk is important, walking the walk is critical! Now is the perfect time to review your organization’s approach and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
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