Most of the articles on this blog are about nonprofit technology. But from time to time, we find it important to share what goes on behind the scenes at Heller Consulting.
Last year, we wrote about our work around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at Team Heller. Today, we continue our efforts to cultivate an environment in which people from a range of backgrounds are welcome and heard. That’s why we support and value the commitment to DEI by our partners, Salesforce and Microsoft.
Here are some of their efforts around DEI:
Salesforce publishes their representation goals and Equality data annually. For example, they published a representation goal last year of having 50% of their U.S. workforce made up of underrepresented groups by 2023. This year, they announced additional goals focused on race and ethnicity.
The company also has announced new initiatives and expanded on existing programs. Their strategies include:
We’re proud of Salesforce’s commitment to DEI. In fact, we are a Salesforce Equality Partner, which means we share Salesforce’s values around DEI. As part of our shared commitment to DEI, members of our team participated in panels about DEI at the 2020 and 2021 Salesforce Partner Summit events.
Find out more details about Salesforce’s efforts, including free resources, around DEI: Visit the Salesforce Equality page.
Microsoft also publishes information about their ongoing efforts around diversity and inclusion, which includes representation data and a DEI report. Microsoft began publicly sharing their annual workforce demographics in 2014. Their 2020 report reflects trends and learnings over the five most recent demographic data disclosures.
Part of Microsoft’s commitments to increasing diversity include:
Microsoft also shares a full library of learning resources to help others create inclusive environments. In addition, they use and promote inclusive design principles to help ensure they recognize exclusions and learn from diversity in their own technology design.
As we continue our efforts around DEI, we’re proud to partner with nonprofit technology providers that stand committed to DEI work. We are dedicated to continuing to learn and do our part to make a positive impact on the space we occupy: the intersection of technology and the nonprofit sector.
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