This post is the last in a four-part series on Diversity and Inclusion. In case you missed them:
Part 1 – Exploring Diversity and Inclusion
Part 2 –Diversity runs deep in your team
Part 3 – Inclusion will bring out the best in people
Over the past few days, I’ve been talking about diversity and inclusion (D&I). It’s an important topic, and I know I’ve barely scratched the surface with a few posts.
As a friend commented, D&I is incomplete without equity. I agree as equity is the fair and respectful treatment of all people, whether in HR practices, compensations, or other attributes of their positions. If you lack equity, inclusion will be limited as people will focus on their internal dialogue rather than each other. The lack of inclusion will impact diversity as you’re more likely to hire ‘people like us.’ We have lots to learn about D&I, so let’s keep talking about it!
I dream of a world where one day we won’t be talking about D&I, as it’s no longer a problem. It’s a world that doesn’t become divisive when we talk openly, debate our opinions, and disagree with others. It’s a world where everyone is held equally and feels included because, after all, we’re all in this together.
You’ve got this.