It’s been a year since we launched the Alliance for Global Inclusion. This coalition aims to improve diversity and inclusion practices and promote transparent reporting in four critical areas: leadership representation, inclusive language, inclusive product development and STEM readiness in underserved communities. D+I cannot be solved by one company alone. It requires all of us working together.
The collaboration with these partner companies is driving substantial change including:
- Doubling in size and welcoming new members: Applied Materials, Lam Research, Micron, Equinix, TEL US, and Zebra. This group joins founding members Intel, Snap Inc., Nasdaq, Dell Technologies and NTT DATA.
- Launching our second global inclusion index survey to business leaders across industries. The full results will be released this summer and highlight insights on current diversity and inclusion practices and areas for improvement across all industries.
- Publishing suggested guidance to increase diverse representation on boards of directors.
- The members agreed on the first set of terms to start driving inclusive language consistency across members and industries.
Additionally, the Alliance for Global Inclusion plans to create suggested guidance to increase diverse representation in the C-suite at all companies, identify the next set of terminology in its inclusive language work, develop a way to implement processes that enable AI collaboration to address bias in HR systems and deploy an integrated effort to positively impact the computer science teachers pipeline while increasing access to STEM job opportunities for underrepresented groups with non-traditional pathways.