“Diversity is being invited to the party, Inclusion is being asked to dance”
Whirlpool – Core Values
Driving Equity Where Everyone Can Thrive
Inclusion & Diversity is one of the core values at Whirlpool Corporation. The company is taking meaningful actions in order to keep cultivating a more inclusive and diverse workplace. Moreover, it has been named to the 2020 Diversity Best Practices Inclusion Index in fact, Whirlpool Corporation is one of 98 organizations to achieve a 60% or higher rating, marking the company’s inclusion on the index for the third year in a row.
Global Inclusion Week 2020
For the second year in a row, Whirlpool Corporation celebrated the Global Inclusion Week with a variety of speakers and sessions designed to engage employees and teach them about the importance and benefits of Inclusion and Diversity in the workplace.
This year’s sessions included Jennifer Brown, an award-winning entrepreneur, speaker and I&D consultant who kicked off the Global Inclusion Week with a session about the personal and emotional journey every leader must undertake in order to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive.
Global Inclusion Week 2020 – EMEA
Moreover, during the Global Inclusion Week, Whirlpool EMEA organized four “Blind Spots” sessions that were promoted by both HR and Business Leaders. The main objective of the event was to go through all those daily biases that each of us has, discuss them and increase general awareness about some of the most common ones; on top of that, the event helped to identify strategies in order to mitigate biases and behave more inclusively.
But, how do we overcome this?
As we gain more awareness and knowledge about what’s “different” or “out of our comfort zone” we are becoming better equipped to educate and challenge others about their assumptions and stereotypes and while we’re changing ourselves, we can elicit changes in others through our examples and the quality of our conversations, which was the reason why the last blind-spot session was about broadening perspectives, a final conversation that summarizes the whole Global Inclusion Week experience.
Want to know more?
Check out on: https://www.whirlpoolcorp.com/inclusion-diversity/