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.

Chisom Udeze

Founder of Diversify, Diversify Consult, HerSpace & The Annual

Chisom is an Economist, a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) Strategist, and a 3 times founder of impact driven companies. She has over 14 years of experience working with organizations like the European Commission, The United Nations, ExxonMobil and The Economist Group. Chisom is analytical and a data enthusiast. She is passionate about interrogating the cross-sectoral relationship between society’s inhabitants, resources, production, technology, distribution and output. She efficiently and effectively unlocks complex systems, interprets data, forecasts socio-economic trends and conducts research.

Having lived and worked in 7 countries across 3 continents, she is highly adaptable to different circumstances and people, and thrives in uncertain environments.

As the founder of Diversify and Diversify Consult, Chisom and her team work with companies, institutions, governments and civil society to develop sustainable DEIB strategies and embed measurable diversity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace and society. In addition, in 2022, Diversify launched the Diversify Nordics Summit, the largest conference in the Nordics that gathers cross-sectoral stakeholders to amplify DEIB in the Nordics and beyond.

In 2020, she founded HerSpace, a diverse and inclusive co-creation community for all genders, with particular focus on women and non-binary people. In 2022, HerSpace launched HerTech, Women in Tech incubator, for women-led companies, with a focus on the inclusion of diverse founders. 

Chisom is a thought-leader in DEIB and a passionate advocate for mental health and wellness. She writes often on DEIB and justice related topics, some of her work is published on Forbes.

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