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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at IDEO

IDEO is driven by the ambition to create positive impact in the world through design and creativity, and to help others do the same. Fostering a diverse community of talent and ensuring an equitable and inclusive workplace are essential to that ambition.

Across our global organization, we are committed to making IDEO a place where everyone has equal access to opportunity and growth, where our differences are celebrated and cherished, and where those differences fuel our collective creativity.

Building on best practices, IDEO approaches diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) in the way we approach design: as a continual work in progress that requires deep listening, collaboration, curiosity, building, evaluation, and revision. An important indication of our progress in building an inclusive organization is how the demographic diversity of our community evolves, especially at senior levels of the organization.

We will continue to share this information publicly by publishing summary data annually, along with the insights and actions that are shaping our journey. To learn more about our journey over time, see the commitments we made in 2020 and read the update to those commitments and our current actions in the 2021 DE&I Summary.