True diversity means better teams, better financial returns, better companies and a better, more innovative world.
Project Include is our community for accelerating meaningful, enduring diversity and inclusion in the tech industry.
About Project Include
Project Include’s mission is to give everyone a fair chance to succeed in tech. We are a non-profit that uses data and advocacy to accelerate diversity and inclusion solutions in the tech industry.
We urge companies to implement diversity and inclusion solutions that incorporate the following three values:
Companies should improve opportunities for all employees, including all underrepresented groups. Including everyone is actually easier in the long-term and intrinsically more equitable— especially for those in more than one under-represented group, who suffer even greater consequences.
A one-off initiative approach simply cannot achieve systemic change; in many cases it does harm. An effective solution covers all aspects of a company—its culture, its operations and its team. The CEO has to drive multiple, sustained efforts, a comprehensive approach, and a long- term commitment.
Companies and their executives should hold themselves accountable by tracking results using comprehensive surveys and benchmarks. They can show you how you’re doing, where you can improve, and who needs to improve.
We are proposing these recommendations, because we believe they can make a meaningful difference when driven by CEOs. We know our solutions are not perfect or complete; each company is different, and many practices and tools are early in practice.
We've covered a lot of ground. Now comes the hard part.
Project Include provides a starting point. Now it's up to you to take
action. What should a CEO actually do to start? How do you tailor
and implement a diversity plan that is right for your startup? Figure
out where you are: How much diversity is in the company, in each
function, in leadership, on each team? How much inclusivity is in the
culture and the company?