“As an immigrant, a minority, and a CEO, the CEO Action for Inclusion pledge has personal relevance for me. Now, more than ever, diversity and inclusion are essential to enhancing our capability for innovation, enabling us to have a more informed viewpoint on global issues, and helping to create strong communities that are rich in traditions and shared learning. In the IT industry, we know that achieving a more gender and ethnically balanced workforce is hard, but it is essential to providing us the perspectives and resources to tackle issues that are critical to our future and our competitiveness. This pledge reflects my personal commitment to continue to do better, to be better, and to have a hand in providing the next generation of Americans – many of whom will be immigrants and minorities, like me – with a future that reflects the very best of our aspirations.” –Lloyd Carney
The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. This commitment is driven by a realization that addressing diversity and inclusion is not a competitive issue, but a societal issue that CEOs can play a critical role in addressing. As a unique collaborative of more than 250 CEOs of the world’s leading companies and organizations, we have agreed to take action to cultivate workplace environments where diverse experiences and perspectives are welcomed and where employees feel comfortable and empowered to discuss diversity and inclusion. All the signatories of this commitment are leaders of their companies who agree to implement the pledge within their respective workplaces and to support other companies in doing the same.