"The murders of George Floyd, Ahmed Aubrey, Breonna Taylor, and the disproportionate response police forces throughout our country have had to protests are unconscionable. But the truth is, these murders are the continued manifestation of a centuries-long culture in America that has devalued and marginalized people of color, through both the law and through our norms," Christine Quinn.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) Mission Statement
In support of Win’s vision, mission, and values, the organization has also adopted the following statement on diversity and inclusion, as of 2018. We value individual differences and the benefits it brings to Win. Within our diversified workforce, we see our differences as assets, not liabilities, and we work with them head-on as opposed to shunning them or moving away. Read our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Mission Statement.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee
In no area of our business will leadership and learning be more essential than in guiding our organization through the cultural shift of embracing diversity and inspiring inclusiveness. To that end, Win started its Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee represented by leaders and team members from each function to establish our goals, lead the effort to develop the priorities, implement strategies and actions to accomplish our mission and better serve our clients and staff. To create an inclusive workplace culture — Win has started a Committee of employees across our sites. Click here to see Committee members.
Virtual Town Halls
Following the senseless murders of our fellow, African American citizens in the face of police brutality, Win hosted a town hall with all 600 staff members on Thursday, June 4, 2020 with the expressed goal of coming together and processing how these tragic events are affecting our Win community. During the town hall, Win President & CEO Christine Quinn highlighted ways that Win will support our staff through this horrific time, through our EAP counseling services and/or by providing any additional services to our staff would need during this tragic time. Read the full statement to Win staff.
A Conversation with Jane Elliott: Virtual Town Hall for Win Staff
In August 2020, we held an exclusive conversation for the Win community with an internationally-known teacher, diversity trainer, and recipient of the National Mental Health Association Award for Excellence in Education, Jane Elliott. Jane first rose to prominence with her Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes Exercise in response to the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968. This interactive Town Hall provided a space for Jane and Win staff to discuss the continued fight for civil rights, and how this relates to our organization and the current national climate. Watch the Town Hall in full here.
Under Human Capital’s Diversity & Inclusion umbrella, Win is launching the kick-off of two awareness initiatives. The first initiative, Health and Wellbeing Awareness, will promote and educate employees on healthier living; the second, Cultural Awareness, aims to show our employees how much we value, appreciate, and respect the cultural diversity they bring to the workplace. Read more about the programs.
In January 2021, Win’s inaugural DEI Committee administered the organization’s first-ever DEI Survey to all Win staff. The main objective of the survey was to gain insight from our employees themselves on how they think Win is doing in key areas of DEI. Win leadership will work on incorporating the findings from the survey in its DEI initiatives.