Diversity is the who and what. Questions that address diversity issues include the following: Who is at the table? Who is being promoted? Who is recruited? Who is tracking the identities e.g disabilities, sexual orientation, racial & ethnicity, etc?
Equity: Fair Treatment, access, opportunity, & advancement for all people. Questions that address inclusion issues include: Who is trying to get in the room? Why are they not able to get in the room? What are the challenges or barriers? What is stopping them from getting into the room?
Inclusion: It is the how behaviors that welcome and embrace diversity. Deliberate and conscious efforts, behavior, policies, norms, making everyone feel welcomed and respected, valued with their unique differences and feeling psychologically safe. Question to address inclusion issues: Has everyone’s voice(idea) been heard, respected, and understood?
Belonging: This is when the magic happens. People feel valued and are able to bring their authentic self to the workplace or community. Question to address belonging issues include: Does everyone feel valued and respected? Does everyone have positive and meaningful connections? Does everyone feel psychologically safe? Is everyone thriving?
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