Diversity of gender

You currently work at IBM and are applying for a new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Manager position. As part of your interview process, you are to create a comparative analysis of IBM and one of its direct competitor’s initiatives related to diversity, equity, and inclusion for LGBTQ+ in the workplace. You will need to research IBM and a direct competitor (ex. Hewlett Packard, Xerox, Oracle, Accenture) and compare these companies’ DEI presence. You start by visiting the Human Rights Campaign website (www.hrc.org) or searching for the Corporate Equality Index (CEI).


Create a comparative analysis that:

  • Provides a short introduction on DEI employee initiatives for both companies.
  • Defines the concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Discusses the differences between the concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace for both companies.
  • Compares the efforts in diversity, equity, and inclusion for the LGBTQ+ employees for both companies.
  • Identifies best practices for implementing DEI employee initiatives for both companies and how leadership plays a role in the implementation.
  • Be sure the comparative analysis is a properly formatted APA paper that displays proper grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, and credible sources cited in APA format.

Requirements: 3-4 pages not including cover and reference page

Answer preview

IBM wrote its first equal opportunity policy in 1953 and called for equal opportunities in hiring regardless of race, color, or ethnicity. Opportunities are shared equally in the company so long as the individual has the potential. On the other hand, HP was built on diversity, inclusion, and equality values. The company believes that for it to succeed, it must embrace unity. HP is committed to embracing a culture that is against racism and using its technology to bring change to the company and society. IBM has a history of inclusion as it has different programs that help embrace all employees and like members of the organization. For instance, the company has a program that attracts women into the IT industry, such as the Girls Schools’ Outreach Programme. It was by the UK Women’s Leadership Council (WLC)

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Diversity of gender