What Do These Terms Mean?
Journey: Everyone is on a journey through life, learning, growing and changing based on our upbringing, experiences and life lessons. No journey is the same and every journey progresses or stalls at different times, in different ways and definately at different speeds.
We encourage people to consider their past experiences on the journey in the present and ask the question, where and who do I want to become as future me? We help people reflect on what they need to do or not do today that will help them become the best version of themselves tomorrow?
Equity refers to fairness and justice and is distinguished from equality: Whereas equality means providing the same to all, equity means recognizing that we do not all start from the same place and we must acknowledge and make adjustments to imbalances. Equity is about power. Who has it? How is it used? How is it measured? What systems are impacted by it?
Diversity refers to the presence of people who, as a group, have a wide range of characteristics, seen and unseen, which they were born or have acquired. These characteristics may include their gender identity, race or ethnicity, military or veteran status, LGBTQ+ status, disability status, and more.
Inclusion refers to the practice of making all members of an organization feel welcomed and giving them equal opportunity to connect, belong, and grow—to contribute to the organization, advance their skill sets and careers, and feel comfortable and confident being their authentic selves.