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Deloitte University Leadership Center for Inclusion

Fostering a new understanding of inclusion

The Deloitte University Leadership Center for Inclusion, a manifestation of our commitment to inclusion, is where we will gather to engage with our people, clients, and thought leaders to redefine inclusion in the 21st-century workplace. The establishment of a center such as this recognizes the promise of diversity: With clients, who are themselves increasingly more diverse, and in the marketplace, where no single point of view or way of seeing the world prevails.

“Deloitte University Leadership Center for Inclusion is not an intellectual endeavor, but an emotional petition to not be complacent, and strive to build a better world. This is not our job as leaders, but must be our calling…to build a culture where we all can thrive.”

Christie Smith
Managing Principal, Deloitte University Leadership Center for Inclusion, Deloitte LLP

The radical transformation of diversity and inclusion: The millennial influence

There is a growing generational gap in how diversity and inclusion are defined in today’s workplaces. Millennials, who will comprise nearly 75 percent of the workforce by 2025, believe inclusion is the support for a collaborative environment that values open participation from individuals with different ideas and perspectives and the unique factors that contribute to their personalities and behaviors, which is in stark contrast to prior generations who traditionally consider it from the perspectives of representation and assimilation.

The radical transformation of diversity and inclusion: The millennial influence examines generational views of diversity and inclusion and their impact on innovation, engagement, creativity, and other business outcomes. The findings could change the way organizations approach inclusion across corporate America for years to come. Read more

Christie Smith at TEDxBeaconStreet

Christie Smith, who leads the Deloitte University Leadership Centers for Inclusion and Community Impact, delivers a hard-hitting TEDx talk on the reality of diversity in the workplace and what must be done to make change happen.

Video series: Share your story

Everybody has a story. It is what uniquely defines each of us and helps others better understand who we really are. At Deloitte, we realize that it’s through the telling of stories that we help break down barriers, find common ground, and provide a platform for a shared experience; one that encourages expressing our authentic selves and strengthens our inclusive culture. Watch videos from our leaders below. 

    Inclusion Strategy Labs

    The Inclusion Strategy lab is focused on assisting clients with a change related to their inclusion efforts such as a change in leadership, a mind shift change toward an expanded definition of inclusion, or refresh of their efforts and initiatives.

    The objective is to use the Lab framework to create an information-sharing and idea-generating discussion around a client’s inclusion strategy. Learn how you can develop and refine your inclusion strategy.

    What if the road to inclusion were really an intersection?

    While traditional D&I frameworks have helped bring more diverse talent into organizations, what got organizations here will not get them where they want to be. It is time to refresh corporate efforts by taking an intersectional approach that will seamlessly reach all facets of corporate life. Read more

    Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative

    Deloitte is collaborating with the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative (BJKLI) to move the needle on issues impacting talent globally, igniting a transformation in conversation through three primary pillars of leadership: Lift through action and advocacy; learn through research and innovation; and lead through insight and empowerment.

    As a leader in the inclusion space, Deloitte has collaborated with BJKLI on the groundbreaking study, The radical transformation of diversity and inclusion: The millennial influence.

    Billie Jean King

    Uncovering Talent: A new model of inclusion

    A new study from the Deloitte University Leadership Center for Inclusion introduces a disruptive way to speak about inclusion–one that moves beyond silos, programs and initiatives to help employees find common ground with one another. Download the full report (left) or the overview.

    A Celebration of American Philanthropy
    Kelvin Womack, Deloitte Consulting LLP, discusses Deloitte’s big bet

    Featured insights

    Harvard Business Review: Fear of being different stifles talent
    At work, many executives feel pressured to conform to the mainstream and to hide any signs of belonging to a minority group. A new study indicates that this dynamic undermines employees' self-confidence and engagement and adversely affects diversity in organizations.

    Why so few women and minorities at the top?
    This Forbes article discusses the Deloitte University Leadership Center for Inclusion study, “Uncovering talent: A new model of inclusion.”

    Inclusion: The numbers support your gut
    Inclusion is not only the right thing to do from a human perspective: It’s the right thing to do from a business perspective. What’s inclusion worth to you?

    Only skin deep? Re-examining the business case for diversity
    There is a robust business case for diversity, but the value lies in developing an inclusive workplace – and that means adaptation.

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