Diversity

Only an inclusive approach produces
exceptional results.

While it is true that a strong supplier diversity program is the right thing to do, investing in a commitment to source minority-owned suppliers is the most profitable thing to do.

‘A Strong Supplier Diversity Program Increases Corporate Revenues’ – A whitepaper by Chicago MSDC

Sourcing minority-owned suppliers is not just the right thing to do.
It is also the most profitable thing to do.

Diversity isn’t just a do-good, feel-good ideal. It’s an essential nutrient for a growing company in a global economy. Investing in it contributes to a healthier bottom line. Multiple studies suggest that a company’s business performance is directly proportional to the level of diversity in its ranks.

Deegit walks the talk. Precisely because of our own diverse leadership, we are uniquely positioned to help you build a diverse talent pipeline. Deegit scouts innovators and achievers of all persuasions. We nurture those relationships so we can connect you with the right person for the role. Deegit empowers you to recruit, develop, promote and retain team members who draw from varied backgrounds and don’t do business as usual – because we think differences in culture, perspective and outlook can give your team an edge.

Diversity at Deegit:

  • Deegit is a Minority Business Enterprise certified by the Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council, an affiliate of the national body.
  • At the heart of diversity, is meritocracy. We are committed to empowering the individual to excel on the basis of professional capabilities irrespective of gender, ethnicity, inclinations and ideologies.
  • We partner with other minority owned businesses in addition to our regular channel partners in order to strengthen our diversity offering for our clients.

Diversity yields superior outcomes over homogeneity because progress and innovation depend less on lone thinkers with high intelligence than on diverse groups working together and capitalizing on their individuality.

Cedric Herring

Drilling down on the diversity advantages

Not convinced yet?

The case for diversity rests on a growing body of evidence, including the Bersin by Deloitte 2015 High Impact Talent Management Research report. It found the following tendencies among companies that embrace diversity and inclusion in all aspects of their business:

Deegit and diversity in numbers

Gender diverse companies and ethnically diverse companies are likely to outperform national industry median by 15% and 35% respectively.

Source: "Why Diversity Matters" – McKinsey, 2015

“A single diversity program to cover all demographic groups: racial/ethnic, gender, LGBTQ, and disabilities, is insufficient. Programs must be evidenced based efforts that are relevant to the business and measures progress.”

Herb Strokes, CMO at Deegit & CEO of The Affluence Group

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