What is Diversity, Inclusion & Intersectionality?

Diversity and inclusion image. Diversity is the mix of people in your organisation All the differences between people in how they identify in relation to their age, caring responsibilities, cultural background, disability, gender, Indigenous background, sexual orientation, and socio-economic background (Social Identity), and their profession, education, work experiences, and organisational role (Professional Identity). Inclusion is getting this mix to work.

At DCA we describe diversity as being the mix of people in your organisation, and inclusion as being about creating a workplace environment that enables that mix to work – for organisations and employees.

DCA Members can login to read more about defining diversity and inclusion, understanding intersectionality, and view sample definitions for organisations.

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Where you wish to refer to our diversity and inclusion definition publicly, it must be correctly attributed to DCA.

  • Formal attribution to DCA is required where references to this definition are in a written format.
  • Citing DCA as a source will suffice where the reference is made in a verbal format.

The suggested citation for this definition is:

Diversity Council Australia, Diversity & Inclusion Definition, Sydney, Diversity Council Australia, 2017.

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