With the ongoing growth of globalization and intercultural partnerships, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) have become top concerns for community leaders, business owners, and employees too! The privileges we receive or don’t receive when we belong to a particular group can influence the lens through which we see the world and how we navigate everyday situations. No matter who you are, diversity, equity, and inclusion can change your life and, quite literally, the lives of those around you as well.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are good for businesses and communities! Join us as we navigate the world of DEI, intentional self-reflection, and forge pathways to allyships. We are better together—it’s time we do business with that truth at the core.
Depending on how you identify (and sometimes, how the world identifies you), you’ve probably been granted social privileges that give you access to exclusive opportunities that may be off-limits to other groups of individuals. Having privilege can be defined as a special right, advantage, or immunity available only to a particular group of people. A privilege is a form of social and cultural power.
Your identity—that is, your social class, gender or sexual identity, race or ethnicity, etc.—more than likely influences the privileges you’ve been granted. It can be challenging to come to terms with your personal privileges, but doing so helps you better understand the lens through which you see the world. Assess your identity and personal privileges today!
Ready to dig deeper? We mentioned that diversity, equity, and inclusion are good for community and business. Now let’s go a little deeper. Download and complete the YLAI4All: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Workbook, to learn more about the role your identity plays in identifying and interrogating biases and how you can be an actionable ally who implements DEI best practices in your business or community.
Download the #YLAI4All Pledge of Support and confirm your commitment to upholding DEI best practices in your business and standing in the gap for marginalized communities.