Embracing diversity and practicing inclusion is critical to the success of your firm. Welcoming different perspectives and creating a true sense of belonging for everyone is how you build strong teams.
Many of us are familiar with the concept of diversity as including people of varying race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information and protected veteran status.
Inclusion, as a concept, can be more difficult to grasp and, therefore, challenging to implement.
Organizations have varying roles, and steps must be implemented at each level for the company to achieve diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).