Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Uptalent is committed to promoting diversity through our workforce, suppliers and community.

Established behaviors to support meaningful and lasting change

As a Minority Business Enterprise, we understand the benefits of diversity and the challenges of achieving it in the business environment. Our mission is to live the experience through our consultants, clients, colleagues, and communities.


Diversity, equity and inclusion is ingrained in our culture

Diversity encourages creative thinking, fosters innovation, and leads to more effective problem-solving. We promote diversity in both the workplace and the talent acquisition supply chain.


Understanding diversity, equity and inclusion

While the terms are often used interchangeably, it’s important to point out the distinctions.


Describes a wide variety of differences among people, including race, ethnicity, nationality, gender and sexual identity, disability, neurodiversity, religion or faith—even life experiences and others.


Provides equal opportunities through a personalized approach, utilizing unequal distribution of resources to 'level the playing field'. Factors a variety of disparities within society that affects individuals to varying levels.


Details the desired outcome, ensuring everyone genuinely feels safe, welcome and included. Inclusion is a step past integration, where diverse individuals blend completely into the environment.

Committed to making real and lasting change

UpTalent promotes diversity internally and externally through our Awareness, Alignment, Action, and Advocacy.


We assessed our organization to create awareness. This was a critical step in our DEI journey.


We aligned on the strategy, determined the direction and agreed to support the strategy


Awareness and alignment were important to then position us to take action on several levels.


To ensure DEI sustainability, we maintain strategic actions to embed DEI in our DNA.

Much work remains to be done on developing diversity

Much work remains to create an inclusive culture conducive to attracting, retaining and developing a diverse workforce. Organizations like UpTalent can help lead the way, but real change comes down to the behaviors we cultivate. We must offer grace and empathy toward one another if we hope to build a more inclusive workplace.