Driving Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Telecom Trailblazer Award in Driving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion recognizes organizations that have made a demonstrable effort to build a diverse workforce by recruiting, retaining, developing and promoting diverse employees. A diverse, equal and inclusive workplace seeks to educate all employees and provide accommodations to prevent and remove barriers for inclusive participation by all regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, political views, cultural background etc.  

Trailblazers in this category understand that there are many tangible benefits to a more inclusive, equitable and diverse workplace, which may include, but are not limited to, the following:  

Increased creativity and greater innovation
Faster problem-solving and improved decision making
Higher employee engagement and reduced employee turnover
Trailblazers who are driving diversity, equity and inclusion are promoting these efforts and initiatives both internally and externally, and know that if you want to truly build a diverse and inclusive workplace it needs to be incorporated into its policies and practices.

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* 1. In the comment box below, demonstrate what policies, processes and structures you are implementing to improve diversity and inclusion within your organization. Examples of this may include, but would not be limited to, any of the following actions:
leverage diverse job boards
reward diverse referrals
have diverse interview panels
provide recruiters with unconscious bias training
create diversity friendly policies
reassess employee benefits
provide diversity training
establish diverse mentorships
build diverse teams
measure impact of efforts
if applicable, demonstrate how your innovation is helping improve existing technology(systems) to address imbedded bias with regards (but not limited) to inclusion, diversity, and equity.