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DCIIA Diversity & Inclusion Statement

DCIIA Diversity & Inclusion Statement

At DCIIA, Our Mission Is

"To provide a forum for industry participants to enhance the employer-based DC system, emphasizing access, innovation, best practices and institutional approaches, with the goal of improving financial security for America’s workers.”

We recognize and affirm the importance of diversity and inclusion in working together to further our aims in this regard.

DCIIA Beliefs

  • In providing a forum for industry participants, we must work to ensure that all members of our industry feel welcome and valued in DCIIA activities and events, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, socioeconomic status or other factors.

  • In working together toward our goal of improving the financial security of America's workers we are cognizant that these workers represent a wide-ranging spectrum of diversity. We affirm that we can best serve this goal by including a rich variety of perspectives in member discussions and thought leadership.

  • We acknowledge that there are distinct groups that are being left behind in retirement savings at greater rates than others. Understanding and addressing this retirement savings gap is part of DCIIA’s mission.

  • We encourage DCIIA members to advocate for diversity and inclusion in their own organizations and seek to identify opportunities to raise the visibility of these issues industry-wide.

DCIIA Initiatives

  • When assessing member leadership opportunities within DCIIA, diversity and inclusion will be a part of the discussion. Similarly, diversity and inclusion will be a part of leadership discussions related to DCIIA staff hiring, management, and retention.
  • When planning DCIIA events, diversity will be considered and prioritized by staff and member leaders when working to identify speakers, panelists, and/or moderators.
  • We will continue to build out the Diversity & Inclusion topic area of our online Resource Library in order to highlight member thought leadership in this area for a broad audience.

SHRM Definitions

Inclusion: “The achievement of a work environment in which all individuals are treated fairly and respectfully, have equal access to opportunities and resources, and can contribute fully to the organization's success."

Diversity: “The collective mixture of differences and similarities that includes for example, individual and organizational characteristics, values, beliefs, experiences, backgrounds, preferences, and behaviors.”

DCIIA's inaugural Diversity & Inclusion event at PIMCO in Newport Beach, California in January 2019