Increasing Transparency and Diversity Metrics

July 2, 2020
Dani Dawkins

At the heart of everything we do at Drafted is a desire to help organizations be more intentional about team building. One thing we are passionate about is diversity  and helping organizations hold themselves accountable by reporting on their diversity metrics.

When we launched diversityreports.org back in 2018, our goal was to make it easier for people to find, analyze, and compare disparate companies’ diversity metrics by aggregating diversity reports in one place.

Since that time, it’s only become more apparent how critical transparency around organizations’ diversity metrics is to intentional team building. Over the next few weeks, we’ve committed to relaunching diversityreports.org with that mission in mind.  

Diversity metrics: initial findings

Our most recent survey indicated that the three top frustrations with current diversity reports were, somewhat unsurprisingly, a lack of access, accountability, and context. 

We’ll be focusing on addressing these three top concerns by:

  1. Expanding the number of companies reporting on diversityreports.org 
  2. Increasing the breadth of diversity metrics reported by sharing data like race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, immigration status and more at the leadership, technical, and org levels
  3. Making it easy to provide context around the numbers reported by providing space to add DEI initiatives and programs 

How we collect diversity metrics & data

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be reaching out to companies with a survey to collect updated diversity metrics and asking them to share those metrics with the world on diversityreports.org. 

However, we recognize that not all organizations have this data readily available. In an effort to help companies get started we created a free diversity survey template that you can share with your entire company to collect this vital data. 

View company template

To download your own version, simply:

  1. Click here to create your own copy of  the survey
  2. Select ‘Make a Copy’
  3. Make any edits specific to your company  - we recommend adding your own introduction and descriptions to showcase why this is important to your organization 
  4. Send the survey to your entire company
  5. Share your updated metrics on diversityreports.org! Join the list here  

Improvement starts with transparency in the metrics surround diversity stats and we’re just getting started. Be sure to subscribe to get more updates on what we’re doing with diversityreport.org and look out for more updates!


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