Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace: Equity vs. Equality

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace is imperative for a sustainable, competitive and innovative company and society at large. Diversity also goes beyond the outward perception of a company – it includes how the internal structures work and signal the value systems of an organization’s management or leadership team.

Equity vs. Equality

In this session, we are doing a deep dive into Equity and Equality. Often used interchangeably, Equality and Equity are quite different terms. Nonetheless, while both concepts promote fairness, they use different methods to achieve it. Equality ensures that everyone has the same resources, whereas, equity mandates that resources are distributed based on the needs of the recipients.

When everyone has equal opportunity to make the most of their lives and talents, Equality is in effect while Equity focuses on giving each person what they need in other to make things fair. By treating everyone the same equality achieves fairness, irrespective of their needs, whereas equity emphasizes focuses on treating people differently depending on their need.

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How does Equality and Equity manifest in the workplace? How does it affect gender, minority groups, and company policies and processes? Join us to explore the depths of both term and its intricacies across diversity’s parameters.

This event is the second a series designed by Diversify to center Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace. HerSpace and Diversify are happy to partner to address this important and timely topic. We look forward to seeing you.

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