What is Diversity, Inclusion & Intersectionality?

At DCA we describe diversity as being the mix of people in your organisation, inclusion is about creating a workplace environment that enables that mix to work – for organisations and employees and intersectionality refers to the ways in which different aspects of a person’s identity can expose them to overlapping forms of discrimination and marginalisation.

Want to Use Our Definition?

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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