Companies Have Shared more than 1,400 Actions That They Are Taking to Advance Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace
DALLAS (June 7, 2022) – UWorld, a leading provider of online learning tools for high-stakes exams, joins the growing coalition pledging to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. One of more than 2,000 CEOs that have come together for CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, Chandra Pemmasani, MD has committed UWorld to support the cause of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
By signing on to this commitment, UWorld is pledging to take action to cultivate a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected and where employees feel encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion. The collective of over 2,000 signatories have already shared more than 1,400 best-known actions, exchanging tangible learning opportunities and creating collaborative conversations via the initiative’s unified hub, CEOAction.com.
“In an increasingly globalized world, fostering diversity and inclusion in the workplace is critical to improve communication, ensure all voices are heard, and promote productivity and innovation,” said Dr. Pemmasani, founder and CEO of UWorld. “I am proud to commit UWorld to these initiatives where meaningful conversations can be had, perspectives shared, and solutions presented.”
Organizations joining the pledge are taking a step toward effecting positive change. A diverse and inclusive workforce not only facilitates community but also drives innovation and creativity. A study found that 85 percent of those surveyed reported that diversity is a key component of fostering innovation.
CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ is cultivating a new type of ecosystem centered around collaboration and sharing. The actions, available via CEOAction.com, showcase real-life examples of open and transparent conversations to cultivate more diverse and inclusive workplace environments. The addition of new signatories expands the impact of this work beyond the office to communities and industries.
UWorld joins this initiative with a number of other members in the education technology industry, where there is already a strong commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion. By doing so, they add their voice to the growing coalition that will play a meaningful role in advancing these critical societal issues.
The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion is led by a steering committee of CEOs and leaders from Accenture, BCG, Deloitte US, The Executive Leadership Council, EY, General Atlantic, KPMG, New York Life, Procter & Gamble, and PwC. The coalition represents 85 industries, all 50 US States, and millions of employees globally.
To learn more about the pledge, visit CEOAction.com. The website serves as a hub for information sharing, idea generation, and program development. With more than 1,400 best-known actions shared, companies that are not currently implementing the elements of the pledge can use it as an opportunity to learn from others that are already doing so. Learning from, and sharing, actions help companies drive greater engagement within their own programs, as well as mentor others on their journey.
About CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion
CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. Bringing together over 2,000 CEOs of America’s leading organizations, the commitment outlines actions that participating companies pledge to take to cultivate a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected, employees feel comfortable and encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion, and where best known—and unsuccessful—actions can be shared across organizations. Learn more at CEOAction.com and connect with us on Twitter: @CEOAction.
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