Diversity. Equity. Inclusion.
We’ve all heard these words before, perhaps more frequently of recent than we have in a while. These words recognize systemic differences in experience. Experiences that have likely had a resounding effect on many of our lives. These words also represent an opportunity for betterment—an opportunity Diversified is committed to realizing to its full potential for the advancement of our associates internally as well as the communities we serve, externally.
“No one should have to choose between their career and their authentic self. We can and should be ourselves all the time. At Diversified, we will not stop until all are seen, heard, accepted, valued and provided equitable treatment.”
Eric Hutto, Chief Executive Officer
Our Commitment to Better
Diversified highlight’s associate commitment in an annual affirmation and has developed internal diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) as well as supplier diversity programs to extend them.
All associates participate in Respect in the Workplace training to create awareness and establish consistent expectations across the organization.
Three of the seven individuals on our executive leadership team are members of underrepresented groups and thus form the basis of our “Lead by Example” philosophy.
They ensure that Diversified’s PeopleTeam monitors relevant indicators of the company’s progress on DEI issues. Policies are annually reviewed and assistance to managers and associates on DEI issues is provided.
Diversified’s DEI programs are voluntary, associate-led groups that provide communities for members and internal leaders to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace aligned with Diversified’s mission and strategic goals. These groups are designed to celebrate diversity, which is recognized by the organization as one of the most effective means of achieving a competitive business advantage.
Project W.E. (Women’s Engagement) | Empowering Women
Established: March 2020
Mission: Dedicated to the engagement and development of women throughout the organization.
- W.E. ASPIRE to enable a digital future by developing the skills and competencies needed to revolutionize emerging technologies.
- W.E. CONNECT across specializations and develop networks to share knowledge, provide perspective and break barriers with strategic collaboration.
- W.E. LEAD innovation and excellence by empowering a culture grounded by business integrity and ethical responsibility.
Vision: Project W.E. will foster an inclusive environment where members are encouraged to challenge themselves, develop new skills and network across specializations. Innovative programming will be provided that can improve the engagement of Diversified women at all levels of leadership while furthering the gender inclusion conversation. Leadership roles within Project W.E. will be recognized as a development path for providing leadership and team management experience while creating exposure to senior-level leaders across the organization.
Established: June 2020
Mission: Create and foster an environment that increases and values the participation and contribution of all associates of color. Remove all barriers, discrimination and intolerance.
Vision: Project Giza seeks to promote diversity in Diversified’s workforce by instituting inclusive hiring best practices and creating equitable systems of training, promotion and advancement. The team will implement systems that allow us to identify diversity goals, track and measure performance against those goals to develop our organizational capacity and leverage diversity as a resource for business advantage. Additionally, we will increase education and awareness through programming to educate associates on implicit bias, discriminatory culture and microaggressions. We will cultivate a safe space for equality, inclusion and anti-racism while facilitating the success of associates and Diversified business goals.
For questions or more information about Diversified’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, please contact email@example.com.
In addition to our own internal programs, Diversified is proud to support many reputable programs that are dedicated to the global advancement of diversity in the workplace.
Year Up’s mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by ensuring that young adults gain the skills, experiences and support that will empower them to reach their potential through careers and higher education.
Diversified supports this organization through utilizing their programs to recruit diverse talent and cultivate a workforce of eager, lifelong learners.
Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
CREW Network exists to transform the commercial real estate industry by advancing women globally. Diversified supports this organization through annual sponsorship in regions we operate within as well as participation in speaking events that seek to mentor the next generation of women leaders.
AVIXA Women’s Council
The AVIXA Women’s Council provides a global community of AVIXA members and other professionals committed to supporting and empowering women who work in the technology and AV industry.
As a certified AVIXA APEX member, Diversified supports this organization through annual sponsorship of major events as well as the participation of women within our organization as members of the council.
Fund for Action Through Education (FATE)
FATE is a small charity providing funded education for underprivileged children in Mombasa, Kenya. Diversified’s EMEA team sponsor ten students, providing them funded education from 11 years old through graduation.
Adaptive Martial Arts
A martial arts club for disabled martial artists, Diversified has purchased an adapted mini bus for the club to use.
Hope in Depression
Hope in Depression is a local charity in London, UK that provides counseling for people with depression and anxiety. Diversified has provided laptops to enable their staff to operate in a more effective manner.
Princess Trust Mentoring Programme
Our leadership team in the UK provides mentoring for start-up businesses via the Princess Trust.