What is diversity, equity, and inclusion?

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are often grouped together because they are interconnected and it is only in combination that their true impact emerges. Some organizations include related concepts, such as belonging, in their DEI strategies. But all of these terms are also easily misunderstood…

For companies looking to bolster inclusion and step up their DEI efforts more broadly, five areas of action stand out:

  • Ensure that diverse talent is well represented.

  • Strengthen leadership accountability and capabilities.

  • Be fair and transparent, enabling equality of opportunity.

  • Promote openness and tackle microaggressions, bias, and discrimination.

  • Foster belonging through unequivocal support for all the ways diversity manifests.

Source: McKinsey