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10 Ideas to Promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace

Learn the best ways to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in your office!

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A diverse and inclusive workplace is a productive workplace! When employees feel valued and respected, they are more likely to be engaged in their work and perform at their best.

Promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion can help your business thrive. In this blog post, we will discuss DEI activities in the workplace that you can use to create a more diverse workforce and inclusive environment in your workplace.

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πŸ’­ What is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Work?

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To learn how to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace, you need to understand the difference between each term!Β 
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  • Diversity πŸ‘‰ Diversity can be defined as the state of being different. When it comes to workplaces, diversity encompasses various topics like race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, and even religion.

  • Equity πŸ‘‰ Equity is about everyone having a level playing field and an equal opportunity to succeed. Achieving equity is much easier said than done, but it’s something every workplace should strive for.Β 
  • Inclusion πŸ‘‰ Inclusion efforts at work are the practice of valuing diversity and creating an environment where everyone can feel respected, supported, and connected. Inclusion and diversity activities are about fostering a sense of belonging for all employees so they can do their best work.
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Bringing together these three ideas creates a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. πŸ™Œ
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For any organization to reach its goals, it must have a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. This is now considered the new standard of leadership.Β 


Sharing perspectives and insights where employees feel safe and supported leads to relationship-building and innovation.

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Why Should Companies Care About Their DE&I Efforts? πŸ’ž

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There are PLENTY of reasons why companies should be concerned about their DEI efforts. But we’re not here to overwhelm you, so we’ll break down the two biggest big ones:
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  • A diverse and inclusive workplace can help your business attract and retain top talent.
  • Fostering a more inclusive work environment can lead to innovation, and better reflect the communities you serve.Β 
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So, how can you go about promoting diversity, equity and inclusion at work? πŸ€” We’ve got some great ideas down below.Β 

5 Fun Activities to Promote Workplace Diversity πŸ₯³


Here are five fun activities that you can use to create a more inclusive environment.
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✨ Every activity mentioned below is created & led by an individual from the community the experience represents ✨


1. AAPI History & Culture Trivia 🌸
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AAPI History & Culture Trivia is a great way to learn about the diverse experiences and perspectives of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) employees.Β 
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In addition, this activity can help teams better understand the AAPI community and promote inclusion in the workplace.
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Teams can test their knowledge and learn what they don't know! After the game, debrief with your team about what they learned and how they feel about promoting workplace diversity.
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How to get started πŸ‘‰ Book your AAPI History & Culture Trivia today!

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2. Sign Language Workshop 🀟

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Our Sign Language Workshop is a great way to promote inclusion in the workplace. By taking it, you’ll walk away with a better understanding and appreciation of Deaf culture and the Deaf community.Β 
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In addition to learning and practicing signing basics, your enthusiastic host will also quiz you with trivia questions about Deaf history and culture!
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How to get started πŸ‘‰ See the full details & easily book your virtual Sign Language Workshop here!

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3. Black Cultural Impact Class πŸ“š

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In our Black Cultural Impact class, discover the incredible impact Black culture has had on America and American history.Β 
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By taking the Black Cultural Impact Class, you'll be able to appreciate the contributions of Black Americans to America’s history and heritage. It's also a great way to get to know your co-workers better!
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How to get started πŸ‘‰ Sign up for the Black Cultural Impact Class today. It's that easy.

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4. LGBTQIA+ History & Culture Trivia 🌈

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Our LGBTQIA+ trivia is a fun, energizing way to learn more about the history and culture of the LGBTQIA+ community.Β 
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Our host will keep the energy up while your team tests their knowledge & learns something new! Understanding a group’s history and culture is a surefire way to break down barries and promote inclusion in the workplace.
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How to get started πŸ‘‰ See what all the buzz around LGBTQIA+ History & Culture Trivia is about here!

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5. Women in Cacao Chocolate Tasting 🍫

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Do you love chocolate? Do you want to learn about how chocolate is made while promoting workplace diversity? If so, then our Woman in Cacao Chocolate Tasting is the perfect activity for you.
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In this virtual class, you'll not only get to sample some delicious chocolate, but you'll also learn about the important role that women play in the chocolate-making process.
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You'll also have the opportunity to talk with other like-minded individuals about ways to promote workplace diversity.
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How to get started πŸ‘‰ What are you waiting for? Register for Women in Cacao Chocolate Tasting today! You'll be glad you did.

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5 More Ideas for Your Company's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives πŸ™Œ

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You can take several initiatives to promote diversity, equity, and inclusive culture at work. Here are five more ideas to consider:

1. Celebrate Holidays that Champion Diversity πŸ—“


Your company can celebrate holidays that champion diversity, equity, and inclusion. This is a great way to show your employees that you are committed to these values! Just to name a few holidays…
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  • AAPI Heritage Month is celebrated all May long, honoring the culture and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
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  • Pride Month takes place in June and is meant to celebrate the history and accomplishments, and raise awareness for the LGBTQIA+ community!
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  • Juneteenth is celebrated on June 19th. This holiday commemorates the emancipation of slaves in the United States. It’s a time for celebration, reflection, and learning.

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2. Beef Up Anti-Discrimination Policies πŸ’ͺ


Make sure your company's anti-discrimination policies are up to date and comprehensive. Doing so will help ensure everyone receives the same treatment.Β 
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One of the best ways to gain insight into potentially discriminatory practices is with the power of Employee Resource Groups. ERGs typically reflect a certain sub-community within your office. They come together to bond over shared experiences, but also brainstorm ways the company can improve!Β 
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There's power in harnessing the passion of employee resource groups within a workplace. It helps to increase employee engagement and helps make your company better as a whole.Β 

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3. Make Workflows & Tech Accessible for Everyone πŸ–₯


It's essential to make sure that your workplace is accessible to everyone. This means having things like accessible workflows and technology.
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There are a few things you can do to improve your Company's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives:
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  • First, make sure that your workflows and tech are accessible to everyone. This includes employees and customers with disabilities. You can do this by providing solutions specifically for them.
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  • Second, include people with disabilities in your marketing. This will show that you are an inclusive company that values all types of people.
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  • Finally, allow service animals in your workplace. This will create a more inclusive environment for everyone.

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4. Targeted Recruitment Efforts πŸ”


Another way to promote diversity and inclusion is through targeted recruitment efforts. This means specifically recruiting people from underrepresented groups.

There are a number of ways that companies can target recruitment, and the most effective approach will vary depending on the company's needs.Β 

You can even work with targeted recruitment companies, like The Mom Project, to help your efforts!Β 

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5. Foster an "Open Door" Company Culture πŸšͺ


Last but not least, encourage an open door company culture.Β 
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Everyone should feel welcome and comfortable expressing themselves.


Respect multicultural and religious holidays and election days when scheduling meetings, inventory projects, or other special events. By taking these steps, you'll be well on your way to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in your workplace.Β 

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We're Champions of Your DE&I Initiatives πŸ†


Diversity, equity, and inclusion are vital to us. In fact, we’d even say we're champions of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.Β 
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Through learning about diverse backgrounds, your team will quickly open up. We're committed to helping you create a welcoming and inclusive workplace for everyone.Β 
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Ready to make DEI initiatives fun? πŸ₯³ We can definitely help with what! Planning your full experience is just a few clicks away. (No, literally, just a few clicks!)
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If you have any questions or want to learn more about our virtual DE&I experiences, reach out at any time! ❀️

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