What developments are you seeing in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices?

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CIO and Startup Advisor in Software, 10,001+ employees
I'm seeing a shift from DEI to IDE; inclusion is beginning to come first. It's a positive shift, because you can be as diverse as you want and still not be inclusive. It's kind of like neighborhoods in New York City: You can have a bunch of neighborhoods right next to each other, but you still don't feel like it's inclusive because everybody's confined to their own neighborhood. This shift to making inclusion a priority everywhere is refreshing.
Global CIO in Telecommunication, 5,001 - 10,000 employees
It is critical for sucess of Digtal startegy which tears boundaries and inclusion is the key. One can measure before and after cultural shift to revenue.
Senior Director Enterprise Applications in Software, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
We start every meeting with 5 or more participants with a DEI tip. In that meeting, we usually learn about a cultural holiday or recognize a coworker for a special contribution. This was not part of the conversation previously and it is enlightening to see this top of mind and gives perspective to the discussion start a meeting like this. Everyone starts with an open mind. 
CIO in Software, 51 - 200 employees
Not much, expect that we are seeing increased compliance reports asking for slice and dice of many inclusion (we call it positive discrimination) for segments which is slightly extended version of DEI
Manager in Construction, 51 - 200 employees
Not seeing much yet internally, but hearing good things from other companies 
VP IT (CIO role) in Healthcare and Biotech, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
while we haven't changed practices there is clearly increased focus from the executive level down.  HR organizational dashboard reports are now multidimensional with breakouts for race/gender/age for all levels of the org.   
CIO in Software, 10,001+ employees
I think that tears down boundaries and inclusion is the key topic and critical for success of Digital strategy, we need to keep on working on those topics.
Board Member in Healthcare and Biotech, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
In recent times there has been more action than words. Companies are making a conscious effort towards diversity and inclusion, some voluntary and some driven by regulation.

Equity is another matter, I believe it will take some time before the gap reduces.

Attitudes are changing with the newer generations taking over reins from the baby-boomers and more. This is positive and the momentum is welcome.
VP of IT in Healthcare and Biotech, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
We To have taken some significant day of steps in our company to Improve Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, some of these are 
Identify DEIB as a strategic priority. 
Conduct pay equity reviews.
Recruit and promote from a diverse POV.
Create a robust mentorship program.
Consistently train and engage employees on DEIB.
Make sure benefits and programs are inclusive.
CIO in Software, 11 - 50 employees
Absolutely DEIB to BIED across private and public companies!

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