In simple terms, diversity is the combination of human differences we are born with, such as age, gender identity and ethnicity.
Diversity recognizes that individuals are unique in their educational backgrounds; religious affiliations, veteran status; work backgrounds; life experiences; communication styles; and lifestyles, among other characteristics.
Derived from Workforce America! Managing Employee Diversity as a Vital Resource.
Marilyn Loden, Judy B. Rosener, Irwin Professional Publishing, 1991.
Inclusion puts the concept and practice of diversity into action by creating an environment of respect, involvement and connection. Inclusion adds a richness of ideas, backgrounds and perspectives to our culture and brings value and success to our organization.