DEI: 4 Quick Tips to Get Your Org Started

As national uprising against racial inequity continues, employers across the United States are urgently looking to find ways to create cultures of inclusion. This often begins with the implementation of a task force or working committee dedicated to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). But how do you even start a committee–and then what?

We asked Amanda Arrington, Senior Director of Pets for Life, a program of The Humane Society of the United States, and probably the most nationally recognized leader on racial and economic inequity in the animal welfare field, to help us answer that question.

Amanda offered the following exercises and reading materials as a great starting point.

As you dig in and discuss these resources don’t forget to celebrate that your organization recognizes the need to learn, discuss, and explore how to create racial equity in the workplace.

More on this topic

Discussion: The Roundtable: Community Relations During a Time of Unrest
On-demand webinars: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training Package
Blog: If your adoption policies put up barriers, you’re part of the problem
Blog: Are You Expecting Your BIPOC Employees To Educate You?


Kelly Cunningham

Kelly Cunningham brings more than a decade of animal welfare experience to her role as Director of Engagement for The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement. In this role, Kelly is responsible for helping our members further succeed in their animal welfare careers by providing resources, information, and support through recommendations and counsel on animal welfare issues.


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