What is Diversity?
Diversity is the range of human differences. They include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religious or ethical values system, national origin, and political beliefs, as well as differences of thoughts, opinions, background and beliefs.
What is Inclusion?
Inclusion is the act of making a person or thing part of a group. Inclusion is involvement and empowerment, where the inherent worth and dignity of all people are recognized. In short, it means creating an environment of involvement, respect, and connection where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, talents, beliefs, and perspectives are utilized to create value and a sense of belonging.
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
Employee Resource Groups are voluntary employee-led individuals. They promote a workplace that is diverse, inclusive, and aligned with organizational goals, values, business practices, and objectives. See information below about the different groups currently offered at the City of Dallas.