Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

LIFE AT

GESMN

We believe that diversity, equity and inclusion
are central to our mission.

BE YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF

DIVERSITY

0
%
board of directors are diverse
0
%
employees are BIPOC
0
%
leadership is BIPOC

EQUITY STATEMENT

As a service provider, employer and retailer, Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota strives to reflect the communities we serve and ensure everyone feels welcome.

1.

As an employer we will build on employee engagement and inclusion efforts.

2.

As a community member we will reflect our service communities and actively learn together.

3.

As a service provider we will create equitable opportunities.

4.

As an advocate we will influence systems change.

OUR EMPLOYEES

With varying backgrounds and experiences, our employees and the people we serve bring many talents to the workplace.

0
%
leadership is female
0
 hours
of DEI enrichment activities for employees
0
%
employees have a disability

Dorothy D. - Assistant Store Manager

I love the safety star program! I think it’s great that we reward employees for making us a safer shopping environment.

Annie H. – Corporate & Foundation Relations

I enjoy working with my team and am excited about the opportunity to support our important services & programs, as well as learn from so many industry experts across our departments.

Lawrence M. – District Manager

We work as a family. I can bring my whole self to work and I feel like a part of the team. The organization loves and appreciates all of its employees and this is reflected in their hiring and retention of people from all backgrounds and walks of life. This is proof this organization truly understands diversity and inclusion.

THE PEOPLE WE SERVE

0
%
are black, indigenous, and /or people of color.
0
%
have one or more disabilities.
0
%
are low income.

DEI STRATEGIC PILLARS

Build on employee engagement and inclusion efforts
Reflect our service and communities and actively learn together
Create equitable career access and opportunity
Work to influence systems change and speak up

DEI COUNCIL & EVENTS

Our employees help build a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion that permeates all areas of our work. A DEI Council with staff members from across the organization shares educational opportunities, conducts listening sessions and hosts spaces for people to be their authentic selves. We also have a staff team that proactively discusses accessibility/identifies areas to improve.

BLOG HIGHLIGHTS

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Q&A with Services & Programs Excellence Manager Deb Tretsven

Services & Programs Excellence Manager Deb Tretsven talks to us about her role at GESMN and what she is seeing in our…
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DEI Strategy Q&A

Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota (GESMN) is actively learning and growing its efforts to be inclusive and foster a…
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Join us in influencing change and ensuring people in our community have equitable access to employment opportunities!

Illustration with paper cut out people in different colors next to Goodwill Easterseals Minnesota logo.