Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Different People, One Graham.
The presence of differences or variations within a group, team or organization. Diversity can come from a variety of perspectives, experiences, skills, education and points of view or varying characteristics such as race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and age, for example.
The fair treatment, access to opportunity and advancement of people, including the identification and elimination of barriers that prevent the full participation of some groups. Rather than focusing on quotas, equity requires adaptability and willingness to address discrepancies that may prevent an equal result. Equity is realizing what individuals need to show up, do their work, feel supported and make an equal impact. Equity is the process; equality is the result.
The degree to which each person feels welcomed, respected, supported and valued. An inclusive culture ensures all people feel that they belong, they are recognized and they have a voice. Inclusion is about seeing employers’ whole selves and providing an environment in which they can thrive.