10 Aug 2022
by LinkedIn

38 Ways to Make Real Progress on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

If you’re struggling to make progress on your DEI initiatives, you’re not alone.

Following the 2020 murder of George Floyd, companies around the world pledged to focus more on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Many set diversity targets and rushed to hire chief diversity officers to implement DEI programs.

But despite these efforts, there’s a lot more work to be done. Women account for less than a third of leadership roles in most countries, according to LinkedIn data. Black employees in the U.S. make up 14% of the workforce, but account for only 4% to 5% of senior level positions, while Hispanic individuals represent 19% of the U.S. population but only 4% of senior executive positions. In Asia, many companies are falling short in fostering an LGBTQ+-friendly environment, an AXA Asia survey found. And it is estimated that in Europe it will take another 60 years to close the gender gap (a measure across multiple dimensions, including economic opportunity, educational attainment, and political empowerment).