Creating Inclusive Workplaces
DATE: Thursday, June 14
TIME: 8:30 am – 11:30 am (Program begins at 9)
LOCATION: Energy Innovation Center, Uptown
DETAILS & REGISTRATION
In a 2011 survey by Forbes, 85% of large companies (those with revenues above $500 million), agreed with the statement, “A diverse and inclusive workforce is crucial to encouraging different perspectives and ideas that drive innovation.” Studies confirm that building inclusive work environments and recruiting diverse candidates improve organizational performance.
Global management and consulting firm McKinsey & Company, for example, has found that companies with diverse gender and ethnic representation in leadership were 33% more likely to earn above-average profits than organizations with less diverse leadership. The same study found that companies without diverse representation suffer a penalty: they are 29% less likely to achieve above-average profitability. Diverse working groups tend to be more innovative, and are better at solving complex, nonroutine problems than groups that are more homogenous in race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation.
Creating inclusive work environments requires a multi-faceted approach, and involves factors both within and outside your organization. Join Sustainable Pittsburgh for this workshop that takes a deeper dive into the social equity side of sustainability. The workshop will explore some of the methods organizations use to create more inclusive work environments as well as highlight external factors that may be limiting your organization’s candidate pool during hiring phases.
- Patricia Bucek, National Director of Marketing and Talent Attraction, Vibrant Pittsburgh
- Jamie Edwards, Assistant Director, Office of Title IX Initiatives, Carnegie Mellon University
- Crystal Jennings, Transit / Housing Organizer, Pittsburghers for Public Transit
Additional presenters TBA
This workshop is part of the Sustainable Pittsburgh Challenge. Anyone interested is invited to attend. Participation in the Challenge not required.