DEI starts with “U”
Diversity is not a zero-sum game. By creating workplaces that are truly inclusive so that all people feel seen, heard and belong, we grow in profitability, revenue, and in higher rates of innovation. This means shifting from a fixed mindset. A fixed mindset suggests an us versus them mentality. This could be thinking by promoting one group could hurt another group or recruiting diverse talent somehow holds back the majority group. Based on the data to support DEI, this is flaxed thinking. Some key data points to emphasize we all grow with inclusion:

Inclusive teams make better business decisions 87% of the time.
Firms with more diverse management teams have 19% higher revenues according to Forbes.
Gender and racial diversity lifts profitability rates 20-36% according to McKinsey.
If you want to be a part of DEI, it starts with you. There are lots of roles allies can play for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Consider inclusive leadership as a choose your own adventure approach.

Some key roles an ally can play for DEI:

A mentor is a future version of yourself
A sponsor is somebody that has power influence and decisions about career advancement and succession planning

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