Diversity, equity, and inclusion is a topic that is at the very core of CCAH. But some may ask, “how are diversity, equity, and inclusion different?”
Diversity is the who and the what: who is sitting at the table, being recruited, and being promoted. Although organizations measure diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, or gender, the truth is diversity covers a much more comprehensive range of characteristics, such as disability, education, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic background, etc.
Equity is the fairness, accessibility, opportunities, and advancement of all people. Are we treating everyone equally?
Inclusion is the how. Inclusion is the behaviors that welcome and embrace those differences by creating a workplace that allows everyone to participate, thrive, and contribute their best work while being their authentic selves.
“Diversity is a mix. Inclusion is making the mix work.” -Andres Tapia
In early 2019, CCAH formalized our commitment to the DE&I space. We are focused on our culture, practices, and client-facing approaches to uphold diversity, equity, and inclusion on all fronts. Over the last year, our dedicated DE&I committee has rolled out initiatives, formalized training, and encouraged meaningful and thought-provoking conversations. We believe in the power of diversity and inclusion to create a culture that is both welcoming and resilient. CCAH is committed to closing the opportunity gap by embedding a DEI lens in our agency’s culture and continuing to drive impact in the world. We are committed to building a sustainable, equity-driven, and inclusive work environment where diversity is celebrated and valued. For a diverse workforce to feel included and heard, you have to begin by facilitating conversations that cultivate understanding.
CCAH challenges you today on #WorldDayForCulturalDiversity and every day to:
- Activate your activism
- Push yourself out of your comfort zone
- Be aware of your own bias
- Be an ally
- Commit to learning & listening
- Contribute to DE&I work, inside and outside of your workplace
- Recognize your privileges
- Champion positive change
At CCAH, we recognize and embrace that we all have something different to offer. CCAH will continue to use our voices and platforms to elevate issues such as racism, inequalities, sexism, bias, and prejudices to encourage dialogue that will influence and impact positive change in our country and around the world.