Champion an environment where individual & cultural differences are a defining strength; where ALL TEAMMATES FEEL NOT JUST SAFE & WELCOME BUT TRULY CELEBRATED & CHERISHED FOR WHO WE ARE.
Seek to understand, recognize, and appreciate our diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and unique challenges. Embrace open dialog on how important it is to foster equality for all with a focus on taking action to produce that ideal. Strive to be the change you want to see in the world. Fight injustice and bias wherever you see them; remember the words of Dr. King:
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
Recognize that unless you have personally lived the experience of being a minority whether by race, ethnicity, neurodiversity, gender identity, sexual orientation, or ability, it may be hard to imagine the everyday challenge of how it feels to be excluded, misunderstood, or overlooked by virtue of simply being oneself. Foster empathy to create awareness and understanding.
Acknowledge that we all have unconscious and conscious biases from our upbringing and experiences that impact our ability to promote diversity and equality. WHEN WE REALIZE AND OPPOSE THOSE BIASES, WE HELP FOSTER A CULTURE OF INCLUSION. Pay it forward - you arrived here with the help of many others. Work to create an equal and Just environment. Attract, develop & retain talent reflecting the full diversity of society. Invest extra time mentoring and coaching those with different backgrounds than yours.
Celebrate our differences and seek diverse opinions to promote a CISA CULTURE OF BELONGING, which will lead to superior outcomes for ourselves and our partners.