Diversity and inclusion are two interconnected concepts—but they are far from interchangeable. Diversity is about representation or the make-up of an entity. Inclusion is about how well the contributions, presence and perspectives of different groups of people are valued and integrated into an environment.

A diverse and inclusive environment is one that makes everyone, regardless of who they are or what they do for the business, feel equally involved in and supported in all aspects of the curriculum. The “all areas” part is important.