Diversity Equity and Inclusion

BPW/St. Petersburg – Pinellas Statement on Equity

 

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.

2022-23 Committee Members

  • Sheila Barry-Oliver, Chair
  • Amanda Cummins
  • Amy Dinovo
  • Janine Duffy
  • Vicki Faulkner
  • Nylma Laureano
  • Ronnell Montgomery

Thursday, July 7, 2022 as we welcomed Michael Lundy, President and CEO of the City of St. Petersburg Housing Authority.  Mr. Lundy is relatively new to the area having joined the St. Petersburg Housing Authority in 2020 after leaving a position in Birmingham, Alabama.  He...

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...

What can the 2020 Census tell us about the diversity in Pinellas County, which has a population of 959,107.  We are: 52% female74% white (not Hispanic), 11% black, 10% Hispanic (may be included in other categories), 4% Asian, .4% other, 2% two or more races 12% foreign-born;...

" 'Tis the season" and diversity chair, Cory Adler shared this great post from an organization called Safe Conversations to offer some perspective as we head into gatherings of all sorts: At Safe Conversations, one of our guiding principles is “connecting beyond our differences”. We, humans, have...

America’s First Female Ression By Anneliese Lederer and Karen Kali / March 22, 2021 Over the past few decades, women of color have made substantial gains in the overall economy, in addition to playing a significant caregiving role to their families and in their communities. Pre-pandemic, the country was due...

2020 added momentum to the Diversity and Inclusion movement and increased the need for safe spaces where team members can develop authentic connections and share what they are experiencing both in their work and personal lives. By now many organizations have had their diversity and...

 2020 added momentum to the Diversity and Inclusion movement and increased the need for safe spaces where individuals and groups can develop authentic connections and share what they are experiencing both in their work and personal lives.  While many organizations are investing in Diversity and...