01 Apr DEI Committee Update 4-1-22
The Diversity Committee renamed itself the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee as we believe it more accurately represents the goals of the committee.
One of our first actions was to define what equity (as in our mission of “achieving equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information.” Here is what we came up with:
Workplace equity for women means providing fair opportunities for all women based on their individual needs, talents, and strengths. Equity is distinct from equality in that the focus moves from providing everyone with the same resources and opportunities to recognizing that each employee has varying access to resources and privileges based on individual circumstances, which may hinder their ability to take fair advantage of opportunities. Achieving equity may require an investment in additional support as a temporary or permanent solution. Diversity and inclusion as well as understanding the impact of intersectionality are key to achieving workplace equity. Wage equity and diverse cross-level representation are two key measures of workplace equity.