According to a Pew Research study, 45% of those surveyed viewed diverse perspectives and equality as top reasons to improve workplace diversity. A comprehensive diversity and inclusion strategy helps businesses extend their reach and impact in the talent market, fuel innovation and drive better business outcomes.
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Established almost 20 years ago, DiversityInc continues to be the “Gold Standard” for companies who want to be recognized for their D&I efforts. As a trailblazer in diversity media and analytics, DiversityInc has earned the reputation as a credible source for rating premium companies on their diversity and inclusion-management programs. DiversityInc deploys a rigorous, objective, step-by-step empirically driven evaluation to globally recognized corporations each year with over 1800 corporations participating last year. A recent survey demonstrates that many of the employers on this list consistently outperform the Dow Jones Industrial Average, in many instances year over year.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, women comprise 50% of the total workforce but only 24% are employed in STEM-related roles. The future of work is heavily technology-centered. It is critical for companies to focus on greater gender diversity and help break barriers for women to pursue careers in technology.
According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, the industry sectors Latinos work in are predominantly construction – 27%, agriculture –23%, and hospitality – 22%. Yet what is often not highlighted are the Latinx professionals working every day to impact diversity and inclusion by dispelling stereotypes and breaking barriers.