The mission of the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee is to promote inclusivity and diversity, creating an environment where employees and customers feel valued and empowered to celebrate uniqueness as individuals.
D – Diversity. The presence and representation of difference related to identity in an organization or group, including but not limited to: gender, race, or ethnicity, socioeconomic class, age or generation, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ablebodiedness or accessibility, caregiver and/or family status, veteran status, national origin and/or citizenship status, neurodiversity, languages spoken, education level, marital status, cultural affiliations, learning style, and any combination thereof.
E – Equity. Ensures fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement while at the same time striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of some groups.
I – Inclusion. The act of creating environments and cultures of belonging in which any individual or group with different identities can be and feel welcomed, respected, supported, and valued to fully participate.