Diversity, equity, and inclusion statements demonstrate your organization’s commitment to building an inclusive, varied workplace welcoming to people of all backgrounds. If you are a startup or small company, use this workbook for sitting down with your fellow founders to determine core values (the principles that define your company’s ethos) and create a short DEI statement.
Much like a mission and values statement, the DEI statement is more than just a marketing exercise. It also serves as a starting point for the future development of actions and plans. Your message can be a touchstone and tool to guide your hiring, employee benefits, customer service, and workplace culture.
The risks of overlooking diversity and inclusion in tech companies are real and can affect all aspects of business, sometimes at great cost.
But here’s the good news…
You’re less than an hour away from having a unique and compelling diversity, equity, and inclusion statement to share with employees, partners, investors, customers, and your communities.
(If you’re in GSD mode, you can set a foundation for DEI work in your organization in under 30 minutes!)