Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is More Than a Trend

What DEI Movements are happening in Retails?

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – The Impact & What You Can Do

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DEI movement happening in Retails (UK)

More than 50 of the UK’s leading retailers have pledged to improve their diversity and inclusion (D&I) following findings that representation of women and ethnic minorities “falls well short”. Pledges that include ex. appointing DEI executives, supporting career opportunities for all, and creating respectful and inclusive work environments. BRC chief executive Helen Dickinson said: “Retail revolves around the customer, and to serve the needs of a diverse country we need a diversity of ideas, experiences and backgrounds across our businesses.” Yahoo Finance explains more.

DEI Impacts You, Me and Everyone

The world is ill-prepared for the global crash in children being born which is set to have a “jaw-dropping” impact on societies, say researchers. BBC explains the global fertility rate is falling. 23 countries are expected to see their population more than halved. Falling birth rate, rapidly increasing aging population, labour & skill shortage, shrinking economy, less purchasing power, overloading demand on healthcare and social systems, and the list goes on.

Researchers expect the US to face underpopulation. The most successful businesses will be able to adapt to the changing population demographics. Here are some useful immigration statistics in US. A solution is immigration.

Forbes explains why startups need to value diversity more.

That’s why it is particularly important for leaders and governments to be forward-looking, start building and leveraging on Diversity, and foster an equitable, respectful and inclusive environment for sustainable cohesiveness and productivity. How do we go about including LGBTQ2+, women, people with disabilities, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour communities?

More readings:

Why is Diversity important in the workplace?

Best Diversity and Inclusion Training – How to do it right?

6 Diversity and Inclusion ideas for Work-From-Home Environment

Anti-Asian Racism – What is AAPI?

$1 Million Raised After Attack on Asian woman will go to fight Racism, family says. A 75 years-old Chinese grandmother was attacked by a white man in broad daylight in San Francisco last week. “The AAPI community is bleeding from this violence and hatred.”

There were 3,800 anti-Asian racist incidents, mostly against women, in past year.

What is AAPI?

US President Joe Biden condemns rising anti-Asian violence, calls for adoption of hate crimes laws.

The US government has launched an Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Initiative.

Diversity & Cultural Celebrations In April

March 28: Holi (Hindu), Palm Sunday (Christian)

March 31: Equal Pay Day

April 2: World Autism Awareness Day, Good Friday (Christian)

April 4: Easter (Christian), Refugee Rights Day

Learn more about Diversity & Cultural celebrations here.

About the author

Jess Man

Jessica is the Editor-in-Chief and Senior Diversity Advisor at Diversity Social. Jessica has over 10 years of working with and advising employers to be more diverse and create an inclusive working environment.
Jessica's experience spans private and non-profit sectors in multiple industries.
Jessica's expertise experience is beyond Diversity & Inclusion, she is also a certified professional IT recruiter in Data & Analytics, Database administration, Artificial Intelligence area.