A Little Introduction
We all strive to have a strong foundation of unbiased facts when it comes to learning, regardless of the topic. Diversity, inclusion, and belonging (DI&B) issues are no different. We at IE want to ensure we’re equipping you with the necessary tools to have the most efficient conversations and continue moving the needle forward. This is why we’re introducing: “Definition Day.”
Despite the name, we will not specify a particular day of the week for a social boost. Instead, our definitions will be sprinkled across our content as we encounter a learning moment. This can be a teaching moment for a teammate, a friend, or a stranger. Each time, we’ll dive into a term commonly used in the DI&B space and some examples of how to use it.
For our first “Definition Day,” let’s talk about equality vs. equity.
Equality is based on the belief that all people should have the same opportunities to succeed. The idea of equality is key to the notion that everyone will be able to achieve based on their efforts and contributions to society instead of their status or position.
Equity recognizes that everyone doesn’t begin in the same place in society. Equity advocates for those who may have been historically disadvantaged, making it difficult for them to succeed.
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Insure Equality (IE) is a nonprofit that seeks to create and enforce accountability in the insurance industry in the pursuit of diversity and equality. Our goal is to make the industry a more welcoming place for everyone who chooses to consume or work in insurance.