Business Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Starter Guide
What is the Portland Means Progress commitment and why should it matter to businesses?
The commitment is to provide your workplace with the skills to address racism. This can mean many things, among them:
Training to create shared understanding and language surrounding oppression
Examining how your business can help to mitigate the impacts of racism
Gaining tools to support employees to change organizational culture and center racial equity
What are the facts around earnings for people of color and why is culture change connected?
Did you know that people of color in Portland earn on average 39% less than their white counterparts here? And compared to people of color in Seattle, Portlanders of color earn 43% less; in San Francisco it’s 61% less than peers of color.
Workplace culture can directly contribute to this disparity. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion training helps your business identify the ways in which you may be unconsciously or consciously contributing to a workplace culture that doesn’t allow people of color and other cultures to thrive.
People of Color in Portland earn on average 39% less than their white counterparts