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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

LIFE AT

GESMN

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

BE YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF

DIVERSITY

34
%
employees are BIPOC
19
%
leadership is BIPOC
33
%
board of directors are diverse

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.

59
%
leadership is female
10
 hours
of DEI enrichment activities for employees
23
%
employees have a disability

Enrichment
Time Off

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6,593
 
Hours

Rachel - Store Processor

Goodwill treats me very well. I participated in a Goodwill vocational rehabilitation program, and was hired at Goodwill full-time. I have been working for the company for almost ten years.

Latisha - Workforce Development Manager

In my new role as manager of FATHER Project, I have a unique opportunity to build community as our services strengthen the important relationship between fathers and their children.

Polina – Assistant Store Manager

Goodwill gave me my first job in the United States. I can support my family back home in a safer environment. I’m grateful for the opportunity.

Curtis - Participant

Being certified opened up new opportunities for me, which allowed me to explore other possibilities within the state. It’s a totally different role, this is much more outreach. Just getting to interact with so many more people has been exciting.

THE PEOPLE WE SERVE

0
%
are BIPOC or marginalized gender
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

VENDOR ASSESSMENT

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.

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Join us in influencing change and ensuring people in our community have equitable access to employment opportunities!

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