Although a majority of companies report that they have no set budget allocated to DEI programs, the budgets become more pronounced as headcount increase. Larger companies report significantly higher budgets for DEI, as do tech companies.
Most companies are tackling diversity and equity issues through training, outreach, and targeted recruiting. The larger a company gets, the more likely they are to enact measures to address gender salary gaps.
Though many companies are prioritizing DEI initiatives by bringing in outside specialists and setting internal recruiting goals, most indicate that they do not extend diversity goals to suppliers or share diversity metrics publicly.
DEI Staffing & Ownership
Recent events and a broader social awareness have brought more attention to the importance of DEI in the workplace, leading to a steady increase in companies adding dedicated DEI positions to formally own the programs.
Insights from this report represent data collected from Sequoia’s 2022 Dataforest DEI survey, and anonymized information and trends from our database. Dataforest is refreshed periodically with updates from new survey submissions.
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