What is equity, diversity and inclusion?
EDI or DEI are the policies and programs that encourage representation, participation and engagement of diverse groups of people.
Equity is about fair treatment, equal possible outcomes, and fairness in access to information and resources for all. It is recognizing that people start from different places depending on the advantages or barriers they’ve faced.
Diversity is the representation of all our varied identities and differences (race, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, tribe, caste, socio-economic status, thinking and communication styles, etc.), collectively and as individuals.
Inclusion relates to the quality of the human experience. It's about building a culture of belonging by actively inviting the contribution and participation of all people and an understanding that no one person can or should be called upon to represent an entire community.
Why we choose to use EDI rather than DEI?
We believe that order matters. The choice between EDI ( Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) and DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) is about emphasizing the importance of equity, which tends to get left out. To leverage the full potential of their workforce, organizations must also focus on equity. Even with diverse and inclusive programs and policies, talents from different backgrounds may not be fully-engaged.
Pay equity is important, but not enough.
Understanding the importance of equity starts with recognizing that equality and equity aren’t the same. While equality is about treating everyone the same, equity is more about realizing that because people aren't always on equal footing to start with, equal treatment can, in fact, perpetuate inequality. Especially when some members of an organization’s workforce face barriers to their success and others do not.
How we help organizations build equitable employee finance programs.
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