Big Brothers Big Sisters of America joins the growing coalition pledging to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. As one of over 2,000 CEOs who have come together for CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, BBBSA President and CEO Artis Stevens is committing himself and BBBSA to upholding this pledge to create a more equitable workplace community. By signing on to this commitment, BBBSA is pledging to take action to cultivate a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. The collective of over 2,000 signatories has already shared more than 1,400 best known actions, exchanging tangible learning opportunities and creating collaborative conversations via the initiative’s unified hub, CEOAction.com.
“Big Brothers Big Sisters of America was born out of justice to create more equity for our youth, bringing together diverse communities so all kids can be included for opportunity and a better life,” said BBBSA President and CEO Artis Stevens. “I am proud that we are living our values and creating a work environment that is more diverse and inclusive.”
Organizations joining the pledge are taking a step towards effecting positive change. The coalition of signatories understand that adverse and inclusive workforce facilitates community, but also drives innovation and creativity. A study reported that 85 percent of the participants credit diversity as a key component to fostering innovation. CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion is cultivating a new type of ecosystem centered around collaboration and sharing. The steps to drive measurable action, available via CEOAction.com, showcase real-life examples of open and transparent conversations that cultivate more diverse and inclusive workplace environments. By joining the business community to tackle this critical societal issue, we hope to cultivate more diverse and inclusive workplaces in the nonprofit industry.
The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ is led by a steering committee of CEOs and leaders from Accenture, BCG, Deloitte US, The Executive Leadership Council, EY, General Atlantic, KPMG, New York Life, Procter & Gamble, and PwC. The coalition represents 85 industries, all 50 US States, and millions of employees globally. To learn more about the pledge, visit CEOAction.com. The website serves as a hub for information sharing, idea generation, and program development. With more than 1,400 best known actions shared, companies that are not currently implementing the elements of the pledge can use it as an opportunity to learn from others that are already doing so. Learning from, and sharing, actions help companies drive greater engagement within their own programs, as well as mentor others on their journey.
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