On Friday, June 12, we made a commitment to our colleagues at Elephant, and have now begun the real work on our plan for change. Deeply inspired by SIX HUNDRED & RISING, and their open letter to our industry, we #CommitToChange, sharing Elephant's workforce diversity data as a first step and in response to the Open Brief - #CommitToChange.
Be transparent: if we want change — to create a more equitable and diverse company — transparency is the starting point.
Train and educate: deepening our understanding of bias and systemic racism is a key ingredient to the change we want to make, and especially critical for management and leadership.
Provide support: we support all our employees taking the time they need, whether it be to process their emotions or exercise their constitutional freedoms.
Invest in Black Futures: we believe Black Futures Matter, and we can make an impact by investing in future talent, by diversifying the talent we hire right now, and beyond our industry, by investing in the Black community through the services we offer.
Hold ourselves accountable: we will only see the change if we hold ourselves accountable, measure our performance, and incentivize change.
We commit to change.