Diversity Equity and Inclusion


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:

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

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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 Equity and Inclusion