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800 Inspirational Quotes on Diversity In Business (2023)

1. “You have a responsibility to make inclusion a daily thought, so we can get rid of the word ‘inclusion’ – Theodore Melfi


2. “Our workforce and our entire economy are strongest when we embrace diversity to its fullest, and that means opening doors of opportunity to everyone and recognizing that the American Dream excludes no one. ” 


3. “There is a reason the word belonging has a synonym for want at its center; it is the human condition. ”


4. “We are of course a nation of differences. Those differences don’t make us weak. They’re the source of our strength.” – Jimmy Carter


5. “Inclusion works to the advantage of everyone. We all have things to learn and we all have something to teach.” - Helen Henderson, Journalist and Disability Rights Activist


6. Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilisation. –Mahatma Gandhi


7. “We will all profit from a more diverse, inclusive society, understanding, accommodating, even celebrating our differences, while pulling together for the common good” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg


8. “Champion inclusivity, honor differences and seek diverse perspectives.” 


9. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. ” 


10. “Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle.”


11. “We have to transcend our differences to transform our future.” – Antonio Guterres


12. “Treating different things the same can generate as much inequality as treating the same things differently.”


13. “Diversity really means becoming complete as human beings - all of us. We learn from each other. If you're missing on that stage, we learn less. We all need to be on that stage. ” - Juan Felipe Herrera, Poet


14. “We have the ability to achieve, if we master the necessary goodwill, a common global society blessed with a shared culture of peace that is nourished by the ethnic, national and local diversities that enrich our lives. ”


15. “It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognise, accept, and celebrate those differences.” 


16. “To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater. ” – Bono


17. “Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.” – M. Scott Peck


18. “We have a very diverse environment and a very inclusive culture, and those characteristics got us through the tough times. 


19. “We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored.” 


20. “Diversity and inclusion needs to be something that every single employee at the company has a stake in. ” — Bo Young Lee, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Uber


21. “Cultivating diversity in all its forms—of our content, products, and people—is one of our most important business imperatives. ”


22. “Inclusion is a right not a privilege for a select few” – D. Gregory Geary


23. “Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common… Celebrate it every day. ”


24. “If we were to select the most intelligent, imaginative, energetic, and emotionally stable third of mankind, all races would be present. ” – Franz Boas


25. “We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.”


26. “The difference between diversity and inclusion is being invited to a house and being able to rearrange the furniture.” – Jane Silber


27. “Our diversity is our strength. What a dull and pointless life it would be if everyone was the same.” - Angelina Jolie, Actress, Filmmaker and Humanitarian


28. “Diversity is the magic”


29. “If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. ” – John F. Kennedy


30. “True diversity is about meeting people where they are, not where stereotypes tell us they should be.”


31. “To me, beauty is inclusion– every size, every color– that’s the world I live in. ”


32. “I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend. ” – Thomas Jefferson


33. “All of us do not have equal talent, but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talent. ” – John F. Kennedy


34. “Diversity doesn’t look like anyone. It looks like everyone. ”


35. “Inclusion is not a matter of political correctness. It is the key to growth. ” —  Jesse Jackson, Politician and Activist


36. “There is a huge business case for diversity. You will be making products for people you don't understand, you don't interact with. If you don't have an inclusive, diverse workforce, it makes you myopic. ”


37. “D&I needs to be something that every single employee at the company has a stake in.” 


38. “Diverse groups are more creative. They feel uncomfortable, and that discomfort motivates them to do extra preparation and share new information. ”


39. “When we listen and celebrate what is both common and different, we become wiser, more inclusive, and better as an organization. ”


40. “To go back to Africa. If you want to live in America as if it's Africa, then you might as well go back to Africa. ”


41. “Allyship is stepping up in support of colleagues who are identified in another group: to support them, to create opportunities for them, to speak up when you see negative behaviors, and also to amplify and lift them up.”


42. “Growing up, I decided, a long time ago, I wouldn’t accept any manmade differences between human beings, differences made at somebody else’s insistence or someone else’s whim or convenience. ” – Maya Angelou


43. “When we’re talking about diversity, it’s not a box to check. It is a reality that should be deeply felt and held and valued by all of us.” – Ava DuVernay


44. “The path to diversity begins with supporting, mentoring, and sponsoring diverse women and men to become leaders and entrepreneurs. ”


45. “Don’t be a pepper on the eyes of people; rather be the salt on their tongue and make a difference that influences their sense of belonging to the earth.”


46. “Everyone's values are different, and we must respect them all because that's what makes life interesting. ” - Senora Roy, Poet


47. Open your eyes to the inequality that still persists in the world. Until then, we will never know our full potential


48. “Race has object permanence. It is still there, no matter how hard we try to look away.” 


49. “Diversity and inclusion, which are the real grounds for creativity, must remain at the center of what we do. ” - Marco Bizzarri, CEO of Gucci


50. “Inclusion and fairness in the workplace… is not simply the right thing to do; it’s the smart thing to do” – Alexis Herman


51. “Embrace a diversity of ideas. Embrace the fact that you can disagree with people and not be disagreeable. Embrace the fact that you can find common ground


52. “No matter who we are or what we look like or what we may believe, it is both possible and, more importantly, it becomes powerful to come together in common purpose and common effort. ” – Oprah Winfrey


53. “The fact that societies are becoming increasingly multi-ethnic, multicultural, and multi-religious is good


54. “We are building products that people with very diverse backgrounds use, and I think we all want our company makeup to reflect the makeup of the people who use our products. ” — Sheryl Sandberg


55. “We have become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.”


56. “Equal rights, fair play, justice, are all like the air: we all have it, or none of us has it. That is the truth of it.” – Maya Angelou


57. “Diversity: the art of thinking independently together. ” – Malcolm Forbes


58. “It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength. - Maya Angelou, Poet


59. “It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences. ” — Audre Lorde


60. “Diversity: the art of thinking independently together. ”


61. “We are greater than, and greater for, the sum of us. ”


62. “No culture can live, if it attempts to be exclusive. ” – Mahatma Gandhi


63. “Without accountability, you’re just relying on people’s goodwill, and goodwill only takes you so far. ” — Cindy at Robinhood


64. “There is a huge business case for diversity


65. “D&I needs to be something that every single employee at the company has a stake in. ” — Bo Young Lee · 2. “Inclusion is not a matter of 


66. “Son, if you really want something in this life, you have to work for it. Now quiet! They’re about to announce the lottery numbers. ​”


67. “Our concern is to heal. Our concern is to bring together.” – Harold Washington


68. “I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort where we overlap. ” – Ani DiFranco


69. “Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly”


70. If you hire only those people you understand, the company will never get people better than you are. Always remember that you often find outstanding people among those you don't particularly like


71. “I can tell you, without diversity, creativity remains stagnant.”


72. THOMAS BERRY. Strength lies in differences, not in similarities. STEPHEN R. COVEY


73. “Variety is the spice of life. ” - American Proverb


74. “I think diversity can also be a resource, an asset, especially in a world that is becoming globalized, to deal with difference, to deal with variety, to deal with complexity. ”


75. “To know the true reality of yourself, you must be aware not only of your conscious thoughts, but also of your unconscious prejudices, bias and habits.”


76. “Inclusion is not a matter of political correctness. It is the key to growth. ” — Jesse Jackson, Politician and Civil Rights Activist (Source: Crain’s)


77. “We’re at a moment in time when companies aren’t going to tolerate not having a diverse slate; it truly puts them at risk” 


78. “The whole idea of a stereotype is to simplify. Instead of going through the problem of all this great diversity – that it’s this or maybe that – you have just one large statement; it is this.” – Chinua Achebe


79. “A diverse mix of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone.” 


80.  Best Quotes on Spotting and Promoting Talent


81. “You can’t categorize diversity based on what a person looks like. It’s what that person can do for the organization.”


82. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. ”


83. “Diversity is having a seat at the table, inclusion is having a voice, and belonging is having that voice be heard” – Liz Fosslien


84. “You can’t categorize diversity based on what a person looks like. It’s what that person can do for the organization. ”


85. “I don't think when you are telling stories and attempting to be a good citizen of the world that that's political. ”


86. “We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored. ”


87. “Diversity is not about how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another’s uniqueness. ” 


88. “Leadership is the ability to facilitate movement in the needed direction and have people feel good about it. ”


89. “The color of your soul is more important than the color of your skin.”


90. “We are all different, which is great because we are all unique. Without diversity life would be very boring. - Catherine Pulsifer, Writer


91. “Diversity and inclusion, which are the real grounds for creativity, must remain at the center of what we do.”


92. “Ethnic diversity adds richness to a society.” - Gary Locke, American Politician and Diplomat


93. “Diversity is not about how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another’s uniqueness. ”


94. “A diverse mix of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone.” — Sundar Pichai.


95. “Unity, not uniformity, must be our aim. We attain unity only through variety. Differences must be integrated, not annihilated, not absorbed. ” – Mary Parker Follett


96. “Using people to be inclusive is not an attack. It is progress. ”


97. “Everyone's values are different, and we must respect them all because that's what makes life interesting.” - Senora Roy, Poet


98. “I keep it global, every day of the week, I keep it global every time that I speak. I keep it global with the knowledge I seek. I keep it global, global global” 


99. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. ”


100. “Honesty and openness is always the foundation of insightful dialogue. ”


101. “Safety brings first aid to the uninjured. ”


102. “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. ”


103. The only thing that we all have in common is our differences. They can be challenging. But, society can move forward only if we can manage those differences and create a harmonious world


104. “Inclusivity means not just ‘we’re allowed to be there’, but ‘we are valued’. 


105. “Diversity and inclusion are always something industries should strive for” – Halima Aden


106. “Diversity happens, Inclusion is a choice. ”


107. Different Interpretations of Professional Etiquette


108. “You can’t be what you can’t see. ”


109. “Religions are many and diverse, but reason and goodness are one.” – Elbert Hubbard


110.  Best Quotes on Diversity and Decision-Making 


111. “Discrimination is hate, and there is no place for it in the workplace. Strive to be a person or organization who promotes diversity and commits to sustaining an inclusive culture.” 


112. “Diversity and inclusion, which are the real grounds for creativity, must remain at the center of what we do” – Marco Bizzarri


113. Ask not, 'How do I hire more women?'


114. “Sometimes we are separated by differences, and sometimes we are united by common ideals of respect and compassion.” – Paul Watson


115. We can’t ignore diversity. We can only preserve and cherish it. Open your eyes to the racism and inequality that still remains. Only by knowing how far we are from equality, can we unlock our full potential


116. “A lot of different flowers make a bouquet. ”


117. “Diversity, or the state of being different, isn’t the same as inclusion. One is a description of what is, while the other describes a style of interaction essential to effective teams and organizations. ”


118. “In diversity there is beauty and there is strength. ” – Maya Angelou


119. “We believe our diversity, our differences, when joined together by a common set of ideals, makes us stronger, makes us more creative, makes us different


120. “You can’t be what you can’t see.”


121. “Inclusivity means not ‘just we’re allowed to be there,’ but we are valued. I’ve always said: smart teams will do amazing things, but truly diverse teams will do impossible things. ”


122. “People may be said to resemble not the bricks of which a house is built, but the pieces of a picture puzzle, each differing in shape, but matching the rest, and thus bringing out the picture. ” 


123. “Strength lies in differences, not in similarities. ”


124.  Best Quotes on Inclusion and Dealing With Difference


125. “We know that diversity can sometimes be more uncomfortable because things are less familiar – but it gets the best results.” 


126. “The value of a diverse team is its capacity to challenge the norm of groupthink and thus boost organisational performance and improve decision-making.” 


127. “What we need to do is learn to respect and embrace our differences until our differences don’t make a difference in how we are treated.” – Yolanda King


128. “We believe our diversity, our differences, when joined together by a common set of ideals, makes us stronger, makes us more creative, makes us different. 


129. “No culture can live, if it attempts to be exclusive.” – Mahatma Gandhi


130. “A diverse mix of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone. ” — Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google (Source: Quartz at Work)


131. “Our diversity is our strength. What a dull and pointless life it would be if everyone was the same. ”


132. The color of your soul is more important than the color of your skin. –Matshona Dhliwayo


133. “There is only one way to see things until someone shows us how to look at them with different eyes. ”


134. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, I’m possible!”


135. “A lot of different flowers make a bouquet. ” - Muslim Origin


136. “Our diversity of faith and color and creeds—that is not a threat to who we are. It makes us who we are. ” 


137. “Inclusion and fairness in the workplace is not simply the right thing to do; it’s the smart thing to do.” 


138. “Diversity is about all of us, and about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together.” – Jacqueline Woodson


139. “Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Celebrate it every day. ”


140. “The fact that societies are becoming increasingly multi-ethnic, multicultural, and multi-religious is good. Diversity is a strength, not a weakness. ” — Antonio Guterres, Politician and Former Prime Minister of Portugal


141. “The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. ”


142. “We will all profit from a more diverse, inclusive society, understanding, accommodating, even celebrating our differences, while pulling together for the common good. ”


143. “You have a responsibility to make inclusion a daily thought, so we can get rid of the word ‘inclusion. ’


144. “You either believe that people respond to authority, or that they respond to kindness and inclusion. I’m obviously in the latter camp. I think that people respond better to reward than punishment.”


145. “It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow’s viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences. ” – Harry S Truman


146. “How you look doesn’t determine your ability.”


147. “Innovation is an evolutionary process, so it’s not necessary to be radical all the time. ”


148. “Diversity and inclusion needs to be something that every single employee at the company has a stake in. ”


149. “Diversity is a fact, but inclusion is a choice we make everyday. As leaders, we have to put out the message that we embrace, and not just tolerate, diversity. ”


150. “It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow’s viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences.” – Harry S Truman


151. “There is no earth till all roots combine, till we crave for each other all roots are chains. ”


152. “Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there. ”


153. “We have become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams. ” - Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States


154. “The greater the diversity, the greater the perfection. ”


155. “Diversity happens, Inclusion is a choice.” 


156. “Inclusivity means not ‘just we’re allowed to be there,’ but we are valued. I’ve always said: smart teams will do amazing things, but truly diverse teams will do impossible things.” 


157. “Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


158. “These three goals—sustainability, inclusion, growth—are daunting. Fortunately they can strengthen and reinforce each other. ”


159. If you hire only those people you understand, the company will never get people better than you are. Always remember that you often find outstanding people among those you don't particularly like. 


160. “Growing up, I decided, a long time ago, I wouldn’t accept any manmade differences between human beings, differences made at somebody else’s insistence or someone else’s whim or convenience.” – Maya Angelou


161. “Create unity in diversity. You're created unique so why do you have to fit in?” - Malika E Nura, Poet


162. “The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity. ”


163. “A diverse mix of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone.” — Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google (Source: Quartz at Work)


164. “We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community—and this nation


165. “Diversity is a fact, but inclusion is a choice we make every day. As leaders, we have to put out the message that we embrace, and not just tolerate, diversity. ”


166. Belonging is our ultimate endpoint. When you recognize those three things, you 


167. “The continuum in which we live is not the kind of place in which middles can be unambiguously excluded. ”


168. “Diversity is the engine of invention, it generates creativity that enriches the world. ”


169. “Understanding diversity includes knowing how diminished we all are when voices go unheard.”


170. “The minute we become an integrated whole, we look through the same eyes and we see a whole different world together. ”


171. “Diversity strengthens our innovative capacity, unleashes the potential of Siemens’ employees and thereby directly contributes to our business success.”


172. “Inclusion and fairness in the workplace... is not simply the right thing to do; it's the smart thing to do.” - Alexis Herman, Former United States Secretary of Labor


173. “With all its ethnic and cultural diversity, there’s nowhere else like London for tolerance , compassion and humanity.” 


174. “We are less when we don’t include everyone. ”


175. Inclusion is an act. ”. . . “Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. ” — 


176. “There is a huge business case for diversity. 


177. “Peace requires everyone to be in the circle – wholeness, inclusion” – Isabel Allende


178. “True belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world. Our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance. ”


179. “Stupidity and unconscious bias often work more damage than venality. ”


180. “Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance. ”


181. “It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength


182. “If we want to include everyone, we have to help everyone develop their talents and use their gifts for the good of the community. That’s what inclusion means– everyone contributes.”


183. “Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization.” – Mahatma Gandhi


184. · I know being different can bee difficult at times, but 


185. “Diversity is the engine of invention, it generates creativity that enriches the world. ” — Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada


186. “Be humble. Be hungry. And always be the hardest worker in the room. ”


187. “The path to diversity begins with supporting, mentoring, and sponsoring diverse women and men to become leaders and entrepreneurs. ” —  Denise Morrison, Business Executive and former President of Campbell Soup Company


188. “I can do things you cannot, you can do things, I cannot. Together we can do great things.” - Mother Teresa or Saint Teresa of Calcutta, Nun and Missionary


189. “Look from the gutter, all you see is one culture. Look from the sky, and you'll see a world full of color. ”


190. “Using people to be inclusive is not an attack. It is progress.”


191. “People may be said to resemble not the bricks of which a house is built, but the pieces of a picture puzzle, each differing in shape, but matching the rest, and thus bringing out the picture. ”


192. “Equality is leaving the door open for anyone who has the means to approach it; equity is ensuring there is a pathway to that door for those who need it. ”


193. “These three goals—sustainability, inclusion, growth—are daunting. Fortunately they can strengthen and reinforce each other.”


194. “I would not worship a God who is homophobic […] I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven. No, I would say, ‘Sorry, I would much rather go to the other place. ’”


195. “Diversity in the world is a basic characteristic of human society, and also the key condition for a lively and dynamic world as we see today. ” - Hu Jintao, Former President of People’s Republic of China


196. “Diversity really means becoming complete as human beings - all of us. We learn from each other. If you're missing on that stage, we learn less. We all need to be on that stage.” - Juan Felipe Herrera, Poet


197. “We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, while others bright, some have weird names, but they all have learned to live together in the same box. ”


198. “Diversity in the world is a basic characteristic of human society, and also the key condition for a lively and dynamic world as we see today.” - Hu Jintao, Former President of People’s Republic of China


199. “Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.” 


200. “Society is unity in diversity.” – George Herbert Mead


201. “Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance.” – Verna Myers


202. “We all have a towering strength, and that includes you.”


203. “Ethnic diversity adds richness to a society. ” - Gary Locke, American Politician and Diplomat


204. “Embrace diversity: don’t hate on her because she is green. ”


205. “There should be no discrimination against languages people speak, skin color, or religion.” – Malala Yousafzai


206. Diversity creates dimension in the world. –Elizabeth Ann Lawless


207. “Success is best when it’s shared. ”


208. “Our ability to reach unity in diversitywill be the beauty and the test of our civilisation.”


209. Diversity is the answer to the intolerance problem of society. You need to practice inclusion as a key to growth, and not just for political correctness


210. “Probably something that you want. ”


211. “It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength. ”


212. “We have a very diverse environment and a very inclusive culture and those characteristics got us through the tough times. Diversity generated better strategy, better risk management, better debates, and better outcomes.”


213. “Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization.” 


214. “You either believe that people respond to authority, or that they respond to kindness and inclusion. I’m obviously in the latter camp. I think that people respond better to reward than punishment. ”


215. Urging an organization to be inclusive is not an attack. It's progress. –DaShanne Stokes


216. “Our unity is our strength, and our diversity is our power. We reject the myth of ‘us’ vs. ‘them’. We are in this together. ” — Kamala Harris, Vice President of the United States of America


217. “Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization. ” – Mahatma Gandhi


218. “When we listen and celebrate what is both common and different, we become a wiser, more inclusive, and better organisation. ” —Pat Wadors, Chief Talent Officer at LinkedIn


219. “The value of a diverse team is its capacity to challenge the norm of groupthink and thus boost organizational performance and improve decision-making.”


220. It is a reality that should be deeply felt and held and valued by all of us


221. “The history of the past is but one long struggle upward to equality. ” – Elizabeth Cady Stanton


222. “We know that diversity can sometimes be more uncomfortable because things are less familiar—but it gets the best results. ”


223. “We all live with the objective of being happy, our lives are all different and yet the same. ” - Anne Frank, Diarist


224. “Diversity is the engine of invention, it generates creativity that enriches the world. ” — Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada


225. “Inclusion is not a matter of political correctness. It is the key to growth.” 


226. ” – George Herbert Mead · “Our concern is to heal. · “Diversity: the art of thinking independently together. ” – 


227. “The practice of inclusiveness is based on the practice of understanding, compassion, and love. Increasing our understanding and compassion makes our heart grow greater” – Thich Nhat Hanh


228. “Leaders will more readily support the goals if they understand the big picture and the benefits of a more diverse and inclusive organization. ” — Chris Walker, Chief Human Resources Officer & Corporate Services


229. “Sustained progress is what will become really important in order for us to be really confident that there’s change. ” — Dr. Stacy L. Smith, the founder, and Director of the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative


230. “People will typically be more enthusiastic where they feel a sense of belonging and see themselves as part of a community than they will in a workplace in which each person is left to his own devices.”


231. “It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength."


232. “Go BACK?” I asked, emphasizing my incredulity at the sound of the word back


233. “Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. ”


234. ~Ola Joseph. Good leadership requires you to surround yourself with people of diverse 


235. “We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now. ” – Martin Luther King, Jr


236. “Diversity is not how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another’s uniqueness. ”


237. “Diversity, or the state of being different, isn’t the same as inclusion. One is a description of what is, while the other describes a style of interaction essential to effective teams and organizations.” 


238. “It goes without saying that no company, small or large, can win over the long run without energized employees who believe in the mission and understand how to achieve it. ”


239. “Honesty and openness is always the foundation of insightful dialogue.”


240. “The world in which you were born is just one model of reality. Other cultures are not failed attempts at being you; they are unique manifestations of the human spirit.” – Wade Davis


241. “We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.” – Kofi Annan


242. “Inclusion is not tolerance, it is unquestioned acceptance.” - Unknown


243. “We are less when we don't include everyone. ” - Stuart Milk, Political Speaker and LGBT Human Rights Activist


244. “If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes. ”


245. “You can’t categorize diversity based on what a person looks like. It’s what that person can do for the organization. ” – Charles K Poole


246. “Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.” – Malcolm Forbes


247. Diversity: the art of thinking independently together. –Malcolm Forbes


248. “Inclusion is not bringing people into what already exists; it is making a new space, a better space for everyone. ” - George Dei, Professor and Social Justice Educator


249. –R. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr. ... 17. The strength of every individual 


250. “I believe that we are here for each other, not against each other. Everything comes from an understanding that you are a gift in my life – whoever you are, whatever our differences. ” – John Denver


251. “To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.” – Bono


252. “We are all different, which is great because we are all unique. Without diversity life would be very boring. ”


253. “When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute. ”


254. “Our allies are critical in transforming our workplace. Any women’s movement needs to have men that are standing side by side, demanding the same things that we need. ”


255. “Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance” – Verna Myers


256. “Urging people to be inclusive is not an attack. It is progress” – DaShanne Stokes


257. “Leaders will more readily support the goals if they understand the big picture and the benefits of a more diverse and inclusive organization. ” — Chris Walker, Chief Human Resources Officer & Corporate Services


258. “We know that diversity can sometimes be more uncomfortable because things are less familiar—but it gets the best results.”


259. “It’s just really important that we start celebrating our differences. Let’s start tolerating first, but then we need to celebrate our differences. ” – Billie Jean King


260. “It is impossible to get to know people deeply and not come to like them. ”


261. “Sustained progress is what will become really important in order for us to be really confident that there’s change. ” — Dr. Stacy L. Smith, the founder, and Director of the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative


262. “Inclusion is not tolerance, it is unquestioned acceptance. ” - Unknown


263. “Good leadership requires you to surround yourself with people of diverse perspectives who can disagree with you without fear of retaliation. ” — Doris Kearns Goodwin


264. “Our unity is our strength, and our diversity is our power. We reject the myth of ‘us’ vs. ‘them’. We are in this together. ” — Kamala Harris, Vice President of the United States of America


265. “We need diversity of thought in the world to face the new challenges.” – Tim Berners-Lee


266. “Our diversity is our strength. What a dull and pointless life it would be if everyone was the same. ” - Angelina Jolie, Actress, Filmmaker and Humanitarian


267. “We need diversity of thought in the world to face the new challenges. ” – Tim Berners-Lee


268. “It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” – Maya Angelou


269. “None of us can fully understand the road that others travel, unless we experience it for ourselves.”


270. “Our diversity of faith and color and creeds—that is not a threat to who we are. It makes us who we are. ”


271. We are all different, which is great because we are all unique. Without diversity, life would be very boring. –Catherine Pulsifer


272. “What diversity advocates are working for is an industry that honestly, accurately, and equitably represents the world we live in.”


273. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. ”


274. “Diversity happens, Inclusion is a choice.” ― Harjeet Khanduja, How Leaders Decide: Tackling Biases and Risks in Decision Making. tags: business-quotes, ...


275. “United we stand, divided we fall.” – Aesop (620 -560 B.C.)


276. “Diversity is a fact, but inclusion is a choice we make every day. As leaders, we have to put out the message that we embrace and not just tolerate diversity.”


277. “I want our future leaders to know what's possible and to be part of a world where diversity and gender equality aren't special programs but the natural way of operating. ”


278. “We are a nation of communities... a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky.” - George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States


279. “The path to diversity begins with supporting, mentoring, and sponsoring diverse women and men to become leaders and entrepreneurs. ” 


280. “If you hire only those people you understand, the company will never get people better than you are. Always remember that you often find outstanding people among those you don’t particularly like.”


281. “Awaken the sleep. Protect the weak. Guide the strong.” 


282. “It was my first experience with a truly international team, and what I realized was the power of diversity and how folks came at the problem in many different ways.”


283. “Let’s stop believing that our differences make us superior or inferior to one another.”


284. “We need to reach that happy stage of our development when differences and diversity are not seen as sources of division and distrust, but of strength and inspiration.”


285. “Our ability to reach unity in diversitywill be the beauty and the test of our civilisation. ”


286. “We are building products that people with very diverse backgrounds use, and I think we all want our company makeup to reflect the makeup of the people who use our products.”


287. “We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color. ” - Maya Angelou, Poet


288. “The difference between equity and equality is that equality is when everyone gets the same thing, and equity is when everyone gets the things they deserve. ”


289. “No one on his deathbed ever said, ‘I wish I had spent more time on my business. ”


290. “We need to reach that happy stage of our development when differences and diversity are not seen as sources of division and distrust, but of strength and inspiration. ”


291. “We have become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams. ” — Jimmy Carter


292. “It never really matters whether you are black, brown, red, yellow, or white but what really matters is that the light of God and Truth with you shines bright.” 


293. It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences. –Audre Lorde


294. “Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.”


295. “We want a culture that is inclusive of everyone and where everyone who joins feels they have opportunities to succeed and grow. ” - Nellie Borrero, Senior Global I&D Lead of Accenture


296. “Diversity may be the hardest thing for a society to live with, and perhaps the most dangerous thing for a society to be without.” 


297. “In crucial things, unity. In important things, diversity. In all things, generosity. ”


298. “The best innovations can only come if our people reflect the world’s full diversity of individuals, opinions, and approaches. ” — Alex Gorsky, chair and CEO of Johnson & Johnson


299. “It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences. ” – Audre Lorde


300. “We long to belong, and belonging and caring anchors our sense of place in the universe.”


301. “Diversity is the engine of invention. It generates creativity that enriches the world. ” - Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada


302. “Highly engaged employees make the customer experience. Disengaged employees break it. ”


303. Diversity is what exists and Inclusion is what must be done to embrace the existence of diversity


304. “It is a rarely spotlighted irony that so much of the dialogue about diversity and inclusion ends up emphasizing what sets us apart instead of what brings us together.” 


305. “All of us do not have equal talent, but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talent.” – John F. Kennedy


306. “Unity, not uniformity, must be our aim. We attain unity only through variety. Differences must be integrated, not annihilated, not absorbed.” – Mary Parker Follett


307. “It’s not at all hard to understand a person; it’s only hard to listen without bias.”


308. “A lot of change is possible by just acknowledging unconscious bias–that exhaustively documented but unpleasant reality many would rather ignore–and listening with less bias and acting on what we then learn.”


309. “The way we look is a shallow interpretation of diversity.”


310. “Diversity may be the hardest thing for a society to live with, and perhaps the most dangerous thing for a society to be without. ”


311. “Inclusion works to the advantage of everyone. We all have things to learn and we all have something to teach. ” - Helen Henderson, Journalist and Disability Rights Activist


312. “The value of a diverse team is its capacity to challenge the norm of groupthink and thus boost organizational performance and improve decision-making. ”


313. “Strength lies in differences, not in similarities. ” – Stephen Covey


314. “To me, beauty is inclusion– every size, every color– that’s the world I live in.”


315. A garden's beauty never lies in one flower. –Matshona Dhliwayo


316. “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. ”


317. “Maybe then I would submit to it's rigid ideals if I were recognized as worthy of experiencing them. ”


318. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. ”


319. “Peace is not unity in similarity but unity in diversity, in the comparison and conciliation of differences.” – Mikhail Gorbachev


320. “Ultimately, America’s answer to the intolerant man is diversity.”


321. “Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work. ”


322. “Diversity is the engine of invention, it generates creativity that enriches the world.” 


323. There is power in representation, and Kenzo was so thrilled to see someone like him in Encanto


324. “When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.” – Thomas Sowell


325. “Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle. ”


326. “Inclusion – It’s amazing what happens when we allow the flower that is us, the flower that is them, to become part of the bouquet” – Laurie Buchanan


327. “Diversity, or the state of being different, isn’t the same as inclusion. One is a description of what is, while the other describes a style of interaction essential to effective teams and organizations” – Bill Crawford


328. “Inclusivity means not just ‘we’re allowed to be there’, but ‘we are valued’


329. “By domination you will not know life, only by inclusion you will know life. ”


330. “We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.” - Maya Angelou, Poet


331. Equality is treating everyone the same. But equity is taking differences into account, so everyone has a chance to succeed. –Jodi Picoult, Small Great Things


332. “We have become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams. ”


333. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. ”


334. “Decency is avoiding disrespect, not avoiding disagreement. Integrity is trying to get it right, not being right. ”


335. If you hire only those people you understand, the company will never get people better than you are. Always remember that you often find outstanding people among those you don't particularly like. –Soichiro Honda


336. “The key to community is the acceptance, in fact the celebration of our individual and cultural differences. It is also the key to world peace. ” – M. Scott Peck


337. “Diversity is more than just having differences. It’s about creating an atmosphere where everyone feels welcomed and valued to contribute openly, honestly, and respectfully.”


338. “Diversity and inclusion is not just what you have to do; it's about whom you choose to be!” 


339. “You have a responsibility to make inclusion a daily thought, so we can get rid of the word ‘inclusion.’


340. “The key to community is the acceptance, in fact the celebration of our individual and cultural differences. It is also the key to world peace.” – M. Scott Peck


341. “You deserve a circle of inclusion and influence, but it’s up to you to create it.”


342. “Embrace a diversity of ideas. Embrace the fact that you can disagree with people and not be disagreeable. Embrace the fact that you can find common ground. 


343. “I think people are as individual as snowflakes, they kinda look alike but no two are the exactly the same, and all classification is the root of prejudice.” - Unknown


344. “As a leader, you need to ensure that no single voice is more heavily weighted than another. ”


345. “A diverse mix of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone. ” — Sundar Pichai


346. “A democracy thrives on diversity. Tyranny oppresses it.” – Sam Brownback


347. “To get real diversity of thought, you need to find the people who genuinely hold different views and invite them into the conversation. ” – Adam Grant


348. “I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort where we overlap.” – Ani DiFranco


349. “We want a culture that is inclusive of everyone and where everyone who joins feels they have opportunities to succeed and grow.” - Nellie Borrero, Senior Global I&D Lead of Accenture


350. “It ain't enough to talk of toleration! Each of us is to be the vessel of unification. ”


351. “We have no hope of solving our problems without harnessing the diversity, the energy, and the creativity of all our people. ” – Roger Wilkins


352. “In order to be great, you just have to care. You have to care about your world, community, and equality. ”


353. “We all live with the objective of being happy: our lives are all different and yet the same.” – Anne Frank


354. “I think people are as individual as snowflakes, they kinda look alike but no two are the exactly the same, and all classification is the root of prejudice. ” - Unknown


355. “The difference between diversity and inclusion is being invited to a house and being able to rearrange the furniture” – Jane Silber


356. “You can’t build a society purely on interests, you need a sense of belonging. ”


357. “Diversity and inclusion, which are the real grounds for creativity, must remain at the center of what we do.” - Marco Bizzarri, CEO of Gucci


358. “There is a reason the word belonging has a synonym for want at its center; it is the human condition.”


359. “There is a huge business case for diversity. You will be making products for people you don’t understand, you don’t interact with. If you don’t have an inclusive, diverse workforce, it makes you myopic.”


360. “Inclusion and fairness in the workplace is not simply the right thing to do; it’s the smart thing to do. ” – Alexis Herman, Politician and Former US Secretary of Labor


361. “In order to have a meaningful impact, companies should value diversity and inclusion from day one” – Christine Tsai


362. “I can do things you cannot, you can do things, I cannot. Together we can do great things. ” - Mother Teresa or Saint Teresa of Calcutta, Nun and Missionary


363. “Inclusion works to the advantage of everyone. We all have things to learn and we all have something to teach” – Helen Henderson


364. “Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.” – Stephen Covey


365. Creating and managing a diverse workforce is a process, not a destination. –R. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr


366. “Stupidity and unconscious bias often work more damage than venality.”


367. “Diversity is about creating an environment where a person can bring their whole self to work. ” 


368. “In crucial things, unity. In important things, diversity. In all things, generosity. ” 


369. We are building products that people with very diverse backgrounds use, and I think we all want our company makeup to reflect the makeup of the people who use our products. — Sheryl Sandberg


370. “Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilisation.” 


371. “Inclusion is not a matter of political correctness. It is the key to growth. ”


372. “I believe that we are here for each other, not against each other. Everything comes from an understanding that you are a gift in my life – whoever you are, whatever our differences.” – John Denver


373. “What divides us pales in comparison to what unites us. ”


374. “Inclusion is not a matter of political correctness. ... 


375. “Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible. ” — Maya Angelou, Poet (Source: Huffington Post)


376. “Diversity is about all of us, and about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together. ” – Jacqueline Woodson


377. “In crucial things, unity. In important things, diversity. In all things, generosity.”


378. “I don’t just speak diversity, I actually live it.” 


379. “Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance. ” – Verna Myers


380. “It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” – Audre Lorde


381. “Pit I before the D. You can create a diverse workplace if you create an inclusive workplace. ” — Roberto Di  Bernardin


382. “What we need to do is learn to respect and embrace our differences until our differences don’t make a difference in how we are treated. ” – Yolanda King


383. “Creating and managing a diverse workforce is a process, not a destination. ”


384. “It’s just really important that we start celebrating our differences. Let’s start tolerating first, but then we need to celebrate our differences.” – Billie Jean King


385. “The minute we become an integrated whole, we look through the same eyes and we see a whole different world together.”


386. “Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions. ”


387. “There is only one way to see things until someone shows us how to look at them with different eyes.” 


388. Diversity is all about accepting that we all are different yet the same. Embracing diversity will be the ultimate test of our civilization


389. “We have no hope of solving our problems without harnessing the diversity, the energy, and the creativity of all our people. ” - Roger Wilkins, Journalist, Professor and Civil Rights Leader


390. “Diversity and inclusion, which are the real grounds for creativity, must remain at the center of what we do.” – Marco Bizzarri


391. “Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization. ”


392. “We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored. ” 


393. “Diversity: the art of thinking independently together. ” - Malcolm Forbes, Entrepreneur and Publisher of Forbes Magazine


394. “When we’re talking about diversity, it’s not a box to check. It is a reality that should be deeply felt and held and valued by all of us.”


395. “Safety is something that happens between your ears, not something you hold in your hands. ”


396. “The love of one’s country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?” – Pablo Casals


397. “Our workforce and our entire economy are strongest when we embrace diversity to its fullest, and that means opening doors of opportunity to everyone and recognizing that the American Dream excludes no one. ”


398. “On the Pulse of Morning” by Maya Angelou: This powerful poem by Maya Angelou describes how the earth is full of human beings from all backgrounds. Together, we can make the world a better place for everyone.


399. “Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference. ” – Jane Goodall


400. “We have to stop thinking about diversity and start thinking about inclusion. ”


401. “When we listen and celebrate what is both common and different, we become a wiser, more inclusive, and better organisation. ”


402. “Diversity is a fact. Inclusion is an act.”


403. “The history of the past is but one long struggle upward to equality.” – Elizabeth Cady Stanton


404. “If you hire only those people you understand, the company will never get people better than you are. Always remember that you often find outstanding people among those you don’t particularly like. ”


405. “We are all different, which is great because we are all unique. Without diversity, life would be very boring.”


406. “I can tell you, without diversity, creativity remains stagnant. ” - Edward Enninful, Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue


407. “If we want to include everyone, we have to help everyone develop their talents and use their gifts for the good of the community. That’s what inclusion means– everyone contributes. ”


408. “Too many of us still believe our differences define us. ” – John Lewis


409. “If you exclude 50% of the talent pool, it’s no wonder you find yourself in a war for talent. ” — Theresa J. Whitmarsh, Executive Director of the Washington State Investment Board (Source: World Economic Forum)


410. “It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength. ” – Maya Angelou


411. “What we have to do… is to find a way to celebrate our diversity and debate our differences without fracturing our communities.”


412. “Cultural differences should not separate us from each other, but rather cultural diversity brings a collective strength that can benefit all of humanity. ” –


413. “Diversity is a fact, but inclusion is a choice we make everyday” – Nellie Borrero


414. “The path to diversity begins with supporting, mentoring, and sponsoring diverse women and men to become leaders and entrepreneurs.” 


415. “Diversity and inclusion, which are the real grounds for creativity, must remain at the center of what we do. ” – Marco Bizzarri


416. “I think every person has their own identity and beauty. Everyone being different is what is really beautiful. If we were all the same, it would be boring. ” - Tila Tequila, TV and Social Media Personality


417. “Inclusion leads to growth. So for those who are locked out, they lose development, and those who are in power lose market and growth” – Jesse Jackson


418. “Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common… Celebrate it every day.”


419. “Equality is the planning committee


420. “It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength." - Maya Angelou, Poet


421. “Real diversity and inclusion doesn’t mean that we will always agree. It means that even when we disagree, we can still respect each other” – Justin Jones-Fosu


422. “You don’t have true freedom until you allow a diversity of opinion and a diversity of voices.” – Don Lemon


423. “We should indeed keep calm in the face of difference, and live our lives in a state of inclusion and wonder at the diversity of humanity. ”


424. “Blessed are the weird people: poets, misfits, writers, mystics, painters, troubadours for they teach us to see the world through different eyes.”


425. “By domination you will not know life, only by inclusion you will know life.”


426. “If we were to select the most intelligent, imaginative, energetic, and emotionally stable third of mankind, all races would be present.” – Franz Boas


427. “Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.”


428. “The whole idea of a stereotype is to simplify. Instead of going through the problem of all this great diversity – that it’s this or maybe that – you have just one large statement; it is this. ” – Chinua Achebe


429. “We have to stop thinking about diversity and start thinking about inclusion.”


430. “What Is Your Greatest Weakness?” – 10 Best Sample Answers


431. “We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community—and this nation."


432. “We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.


433. “We believe our diversity makes us stronger, smarter, and more innovative, helping us better serve the needs of our clients, our people, and our communities.” - Julie Sweet, CEO of Accenture


434. Race and religion do not separate people; ignorance does. –Matshona Dhliwayo


435. “Diversity and inclusion needs to be something that every single employee at the company has a stake in. ” —  Bo Young Lee, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Uber


436. “Leadership should be focused on extending the ladder of opportunity for everyone. ” – Justin Trudeau


437. “Diversity and Inclusion is a competitive advantage that a smart leader would not overlook. ”


438. “We need diversity of thought in the world to face the new challenges. ”


439. “What’s often ignored is that diversity is not only a pipeline or recruiting issue. It’s an issue of making the people who do make it through the pipeline want to stay at your company. ” — Andrea Barrica


440. “A diverse mix of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone. ” – Sundar Pichai


441. “Our unity is our strength, and our diversity is our power. We reject the myth of ‘us’ vs. ‘them’


442. “When we listen and celebrate what is both common and different, we become a wiser, more inclusive, and better organization. ”


443. “True belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world. Our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.”


444. “Before God, we are all equally wise, and equally foolish. ” – Albert Einstein


445. “You do not want to be in a creative organization with everybody being like-minded and stroking each other’s creative egos. You want differences of opinion… constructively.” – Cate Blanchett


446. “I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. ”


447. “Blessed are the weird people: poets, misfits, writers, mystics, painters, troubadours for they teach us to see the world through different eyes. ”


448. “We’re all limited by what our narrow life experiences have taught us.”


449. “Inclusion is not bringing people into what already exists; it is making a new space, a better space for everyone” – George Dei


450. “We are a nation of communities. . . a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky. ” - George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the United States


451. “We are all different, which is great because we are all unique. Without diversity life would be very boring." - Catherine Pulsifer, Writer


452. . . If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity


453. “Let’s stop believing that our differences make us superior or inferior to one another. ”


454. “The path to diversity begins with supporting, mentoring, and sponsoring diverse women and men to become leaders and entrepreneurs. ” — Denise Morrison, Business Executive and former President of Campbell Soup Company


455. “Travel opens windows to a rich and diverse world, 


456. “Diversity creates change, which is the engine for innovation.”


457. “Men in particular need to speak more about their personal reasons for wanting diversity in the workplace. ”


458. “The world in which you were born is just one model of reality. Other cultures are not failed attempts at being you; they are unique manifestations of the human spirit. ” – Wade Davis


459. “Inclusion is not a matter of political correctness. It is the key to growth.” — Jesse Jackson, Politician and Civil Rights Activist (Source: Crain’s)


460. “It was my first experience with a truly international team, and what I realized was the power of diversity and how folks came at the problem in many different ways. ”


461. “Variety is the spice of life.” - American Proverb


462. “Diversity is about all of us, and about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together. ”


463. What is Mikhail Gorbachev 's quote on diversity? Peace is not unity in similarity but 


464. “Diversity is the magic. It is the first manifestation, the first beginning of the differentiation of a thing and of simple identity. The greater the diversity, the greater the perfection. ”


465. “Men in particular need to speak more about their personal reasons for wanting diversity in the workplace. ” 


466. Best Quotes on Diversity and Decision-Making. . . Academics have looked at the way we make decisions, and the results are in: the more diverse 


467. “Don’t be a pepper on the eyes of people; rather be the salt on their tongue and make a difference that influences their sense of belonging to the earth. ”


468. “Inclusion and fairness in the workplace is not simply the right thing to do; it’s the smart thing to do. ”


469. “Companies that embrace diversity and inclusion in all aspects of their business statistically outperform their peers. ”


470. “Cultivating diversity in all its forms—of our content, products, and people—is one of our most important business imperatives. ” 


471. “Every culture’s history is essential. Everyone deserves to have their lives elevated through the beauty of truthful representation.”


472. “A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results. ”


473. “What we have to do… is to find a way to celebrate our diversity and debate our differences without fracturing our communities.” – Hillary Clinton


474. “The value of a diverse team is its capacity to challenge the norm of groupthink and thus boost organisational performance and improve decision-making. ”


475. “We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race. ” – Kofi Annan


476. “Safety is not a gadget but a state of mind. ”


477. “A democracy thrives on diversity. Tyranny oppresses it. ” – Sam Brownback


478. “Diversity really means becoming complete as human beings – all of us. We learn from each other. If you’re missing on that stage, we learn less. We all need to be on that stage.” 


479. “What divides us pales in comparison to what unites us.”


480. “What we have to do. . . is to find a way to celebrate our diversity and debate our differences without fracturing our communities. ” - Hillary Clinton, Former United States Secretary of State


481. “D&I needs to be something that every single employee at the company has a stake in. ”


482. “Champion inclusivity, honor differences, and seek diverse perspectives” – Germany Kent


483. “We’re at a moment in time when companies aren’t going to tolerate not having a diverse slate; it truly puts them at risk”


484. “Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance. ” — Verna Myers, Inclusion Strategist and Author


485. “The value of a diverse team is its capacity to challenge the norm of groupthink and thus boost organizational performance and improve decision-making. ” 


486. “When we listen and celebrate what is both common and different, we become a wiser, more inclusive, and better organization. ” 


487. “Inclusion is not a matter of political correctness. It is the key to growth.”


488. “We are less when we don’t include everyone.”


489. “Inclusion and fairness in the workplace. . . is not simply the right thing to do; it's the smart thing to do. ” - Alexis Herman, Former United States Secretary of Labor


490. “We are all different, which is great because we are all unique. Without diversity life would be very boring.”


491. “If you haven’t got the best talent, you’re not going to be the best; if you’re not representing properly the available pool of talent, then you’re missing an opportunity. ”


492. “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. ”


493. “Oh yes! I'll do this - force you together and invite conflict - because I want you to think about what the world would be like if we all worked to understand people who are different than we are. ”


494. “Diversity is a fact, but inclusion is a choice we make every day. As leaders, we have to put out the message that we embrace and not just tolerate diversity. ”


495. “You do not want to be in a creative organization with everybody being like-minded and stroking each other’s creative egos. You want differences of opinion… constructively. ” – Cate Blanchett


496. “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. ”


497. “Always remember that you are unique. Just like everyone else. ”


498. Strength lies in differences, not in similarities. –Stephen R. Covey


499. “Talent perceives differences; genius, unity. ” -William Butler Yeats


500. “You deserve a circle of inclusion and influence, but it’s up to you to create it. ”


501. “The difference between equity and equality is that equality is when everyone gets the same thing, and equity is when everyone gets the things they deserve.”


502. “Inclusion and fairness in the workplace. . . is not simply the right thing to do; it’s the smart thing to do. ”


503. “The path to diversity begins with supporting, mentoring, and sponsoring diverse women and men to become leaders and entrepreneurs.”


504. “Treating different things the same can generate as much inequality as treating the same things differently. ”


505. “Always remember that you are unique. Just like everyone else.”


506. “We have to transcend our differences to transform our future. ” – Antonio Guterres


507. “What’s often ignored is that diversity is not only a pipeline or recruiting issue. It’s an issue of making the people who do make it through the pipeline want to stay at your company. ”


508. “We will all profit from a more diverse, inclusive society, understanding, accommodating, even celebrating our differences, while pulling together for the common good.”


509. “Inclusion and fairness in the workplace… is not simply the right thing to do; it’s the smart thing to do.”


510. “Diversity, or the state of being different, isn't the same as inclusion. One is a description of what is, while the other describes a style of interaction essential to effective teams and organizations. ” — Bill Crawford


511. “People may be said to resemble not the bricks of which a house is built, but the pieces of a picture puzzle, each differing in shape, but matching the rest, and thus bringing out the picture.” 


512. “Inclusion is not a matter of political correctness. It is the key to growth. ” — Jesse Jackson, Politician and Activist


513. “A lot of different flowers make a bouquet.”


514. “We should indeed keep calm in the face of difference, and live our lives in a state of inclusion and wonder at the diversity of humanity.”


515. “We are less when we don’t include everyone” – Stuart Milk


516. “Companies that embrace diversity and inclusion in all aspects of their business statistically outperform their peers” – Josh Bersin


517. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”


518. “The things that we share in our world are far more valuable that those which divide us.” – Donald Williams


519. “Diversity is a mix and inclusion is making the mix work.” – Andrés Tapia


520. Diversity is being asked to the party, Inclusion is being asked to dance. ®” –Verna Myers


521. “The world has only one border. It is called humanity. The differences between us are small compared to our shared humanity. Put humans first.” – Nadia Murad


522. Build bridges, not walls. –Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


523. “We have become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.” - Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States


524. You need to get past your own unconscious perceptions. If you are not able to let go of your own biases, you won’t be able to create a diverse and inclusive society


525. “Diversity is a fact. Inclusion is an act. ”


526. “Pit I before the D. You can create a diverse workplace if you create an inclusive workplace. ” — Roberto Di Bernardin


527. “Diversity is having a seat at the table, inclusion is having a voice, and belonging is having that voice be heard. ” Liz Fosslien


528. “On the Pulse of Morning” by Maya Angelou: This powerful poem by Maya Angelou describes how the earth is full of human beings from all backgrounds. Together, we can make the world a better place for everyone


529. “Too many of us still believe our differences define us.” – John Lewis


530. “What we have to do… is to find a way to celebrate our diversity and debate our differences without fracturing our communities. ”


531. “It is impossible to get to know people deeply and not come to like them.”


532. Being a global citizen means appreciating our shared humanity no matter what nation you call home. –Rohit Bhargava, Beyond Diversity


533. “Our concern is to heal. Our concern is to bring together. ” – Harold Washington


534. “I learned early on about the real meaning of equity and inclusion, and that when those guiding principles are not met, they can have devastating effects on individuals, families, and communities. ”


535. “When I see you through my eyes, I think that we are different. When I see you through my heart, I know we are the same.” – Doe Zantamata


536. “Isn’t that where you came from?”


537. “Our allies are critical in transforming our workplace. Any women’s movement needs to have men that are standing side by side, demanding the same things that we need.”


538. “Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar.”


539. “Diversity really means becoming complete as human beings – all of us. We learn from each other. If you’re missing on that stage, we learn less. We all need to be on that stage.” – Juan Felipe Herrera


540. “Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance.”


541. “Diversity is the magic. It is the first manifestation, the first beginning of the differentiation of a thing and of simple identity. The greater the diversity, the greater the perfection.”


542. “If you hire only those people you understand, the company will never get people better than you are. Always remember that you often find outstanding people among those you don’t particularly like.” 


543. “When everyone is included, everyone wins” – Jesse Jackson


544. “Diversity is not about how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another’s uniqueness.”


545. “Being a global citizen means appreciating our shared humanity no matter what nation you call home.” 


546. “The world has only one border. It is called humanity. The differences between us are small compared to our shared humanity. Put humans first. ” – Nadia Murad


547. “Le monde est mon pays; l'humanité, ma nationalité. ”


548. “D&I needs to be something that every single employee at the company has a stake in. ” — Bo Young Lee, Uber’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer


549. “Ultimately, America’s answer to the intolerant man is diversity. ”


550. “Not all trees bear green leaves yet in their diversity, they are all beneficial because of their oxygen and more. We may also differ but this shouldn’t be a reason to not be beneficial to each other.” 


551. Diversity in all its forms is the path to greatness. –James D Wilson


552. “Oh yes! I'll do this - for you together and invite conflict - because I want you to think about what the world would be like if we all worked to understand people who are different than we are. ”


553. “Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Celebrate it every day.” – Anonymous


554. “A lot of different flowers make a bouquet.” - Muslim Origin


555. “Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there. ”


556. “We all live with the objective of being happy, our lives are all different and yet the same.” - Anne Frank, Diarist


557. “A diverse mix of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone. ”


558. “The freedom of thought is a sacred right of every individual man, and diversity will continue to increase with the progress, refinement, and differentiation of the human intellect.”


559. “If you haven’t got the best talent, you’re not going to be the best; if you’re not representing properly the available pool of talent, then you’re missing an opportunity.”


560. “When everyone is included, everyone wins. ” — Jesse Jackson, Civil Rights Activist


561. “Diversity doesn’t look like anyone. It looks like everyone.”


562. That's the true value of inclusion. ” — Kim Jenkins, global 


563. “Anything is possible if you’ve got enough nerve. ”


564. “Diversity and inclusion needs to be something that every single employee at the company has a stake in.” 


565. “Don’t persuade, defend or interrupt. Be curious, be conversational, be real. And listen. ”


566. “Diversity is a fact, but inclusion is a choice we make everyday. As leaders, we have to put out the message that we embrace, and not just tolerate, diversity.”


567. Exclusion is derived from fear, ignorance, and power, whilst inclusion is derived from love, compassion, and respect. –Michelle Emson


568. “We have a very diverse environment and a very inclusive culture, and those characteristics got us through the tough times


569. “We are all different, which is great because we are all unique. Without diversity, life would be very boring. ”


570. “Inclusion is not a matter of political correctness. It is the key to growth. ” 


571. Only through diversity do we have strength and beauty. Teach your children that. It is your responsibility as a parent to teach them about how beauty and strength both are associated with diversity


572. “Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.” – Maya Angelou


573. “Until we get equality in education, we won’t have an equal society. ” – Sonia Sotomayor


574. “Diversity and Inclusion is a competitive advantage that a smart leader would not overlook” – Brian Ka Chan


575. “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. ”


576. “But if we want to change the world so it's good for everyone, it's important to talk about the truth. ”


577. “We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in. ”


578. “Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.” — Maya Angelou, Poet (Source: Huffington Post)


579. ” Diversity is the mix. Inclusion is making the mix work.” 


580. “Strength lies in differences, not in similarities. ” - Stephen Covey, Author, Educator, Businessman, and Keynote Speaker


581. “Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.” - Malcolm Forbes, Entrepreneur and Publisher of Forbes Magazine


582. “Creating and managing a diverse workforce is a process, not a destination.”


583. “Real cultural diversity results from the interchange of ideas, products, and influences, not from the insular development of a single national style.” - Tyler Cowen, Economist


584. “When every individual brings their best, human potential benefits the most.”


585. Diversity is a basic characteristic of our society. Without accepting it, we will never move forward


586. To me, beauty is inclusion - every size, every color - that's the world I live in


587. “Diversity is not how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another’s uniqueness.” 


588. “Diversity is about all of us, and about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together. ” - Jacqueline Woodson, Writer


589. “Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible. ” – Maya Angelou


590. “I think every person has their own identity and beauty. Everyone being different is what is really beautiful. If we were all the same, it would be boring.” - Tila Tequila, TV and Social Media Personality


591. “Diversity really means becoming complete as human beings – all of us. We learn from each other. If you’re missing on that stage, we learn less. We all need to be on that stage. ” – Juan Felipe Herrera


592. “We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, while others bright, some have weird names, but they all have learned to live together in the same box.”


593. “If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair. ”


594. “When we listen and celebrate what is both common and different, we become a wiser, more inclusive, and better organization. ” — Pat Wadors, Head of HR at LinkedIn (Source: LinkedIn)


595. “It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.”


596. “What we have to do... is to find a way to celebrate our diversity and debate our differences without fracturing our communities.” - Hillary Clinton, Former United States Secretary of State


597. “In diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” – Maya Angelou · “Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. · #Differentisbeautiful – The Happy ...


598. When everyone is included, everyone wins. –Jesse Jackson


599. “The fact that societies are becoming increasingly multi-ethnic, multicultural, and multi-religious is good. Diversity is a strength, not a weakness. ” —  Antonio Guterres, Politician and Former Prime Minister of Portugal


600. “The antidote to feel-good history is not feel-bad history but honest and inclusive history. ”


601. “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”


602. “Diversity is the mix. Inclusion is making the mix work” – Andres Tapia


603. “Inclusion and fairness in the workplace is not simply the right thing to do; it’s the smart thing to do. ” – Alexis Herman, Politician and Former US Secretary of Labor


604. “We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color. ”


605. “It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” 


606. “Diversity is the engine of invention. It generates creativity that enriches the world.” - Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada


607. You will be making products for people you don't understand, you don't interact with. If you don't 


608. “We need diversity of thought in the world to face the new challenges.”


609. “There is a huge business case for diversity. You will be making products for people you don't understand, you don't interact with. If you don't have an ...


610. “Learn to enjoy and respect each other’s differences. ” – Fred Meijer


611. “No matter who we are or what we look like or what we may believe, it is both possible and, more importantly, it becomes powerful to come together in common purpose and common effort.” – Oprah Winfrey


612. “Inclusion is a key driver and basis for reaping diversity’s potential benefits” – Jossey-Bass


613. “When everyone is included, everyone wins.” — Jesse Jackson, Civil Rights Activist


614. “Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance. ” - Verna Myers, Activist


615. “A diverse mix of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone.”


616. “Inclusive leadership is not a destination. It's a journey that requires humility, curiosity and courage. ” - Thais Compoint, Award-Winning Global Specialist in Inclusion and Diversity


617. “We are less when we don't include everyone.” - Stuart Milk, Political Speaker and LGBT Human Rights Activist


618. “I learned early on about the real meaning of equity and inclusion, and that when those guiding principles are not met, they can have devastating effects on individuals, families, and communities.”


619. “Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will. ”


620. “Believe in the power of diversity and inclusion.” 


621. “We know that diversity can sometimes be more uncomfortable because things are less familiar – but it gets the best results. ”


622. “Diversity and inclusion, which are the real grounds for creativity, must remain at the center of what we do. ”


623. “Learn to enjoy and respect each other’s differences.” – Fred Meijer


624. “When we're talking about diversity, it's not a box to check. It is a reality that should be deeply felt and held and valued by all of us.” - Ava DuVernay, Filmmaker


625. “What we have to do… is to find a way to celebrate our diversity and debate our differences without fracturing our communities. ” – Hillary Clinton


626. “What diversity advocates are working for is an industry that honestly, accurately, and equitably represents the world we live in. ”


627. “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. ”


628. “We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.” – Kofi Annan


629. “In order to respect diversity, we need to embrace our common humanity.” 


630. “We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity


631. “A diverse mix of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone.” – Sundar Pichai


632. “We need to reach that happy stage of our development when differences and diversity are not seen as sources of division and distrust, but of strength and inspiration.” - Josefa Iloilo, 3rd President of Fiji


633. “When we listen and celebrate what is both common and different, we become a wiser, more inclusive, and better organisation.” 


634. “We are greater than, and greater for, the sum of us.”


635. “When we’re talking about diversity, it’s not a box to check. It is a reality that should be deeply felt and held and valued by all of us. ” – Ava DuVernay


636. “There is a huge business case for diversity. You will be making products for people you don't understand, you don't interact with. If you don't have an inclusive, diverse workforce, it makes you myopic. ” 


637. “When we're talking about diversity, it's not a box to check. It is a reality that should be deeply felt and held and valued by all of us. ” - Ava DuVernay, Filmmaker


638. “D&I needs to be something that every single employee at the company has a stake in.” — Bo Young Lee. ... 


639. “Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilisation. ”


640. “In diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” – Maya Angelou


641. “Sometimes we are separated by differences, and sometimes we are united by common ideals of respect and compassion. ” – Paul Watson


642. “Society is unity in diversity. ” – George Herbert Mead


643. “We will all profit from a more diverse, inclusive society. [From] understanding, accommodating, even celebrating our differences, while pulling together for the common good.” 


644. “Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?” – Henry David Thoreau


645. “I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.” – Thomas Jefferson.


646. “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”


647. “Leadership should be focused on extending the ladder of opportunity for everyone.” – Justin Trudeau


648. “When we listen and celebrate what is both common and different, we become wiser, more inclusive, and better as an organization.”


649. “To know the true reality of yourself, you must be aware not only of your conscious thoughts, but also of your unconscious prejudices, bias and habits. ”


650. “Infinite diversity in infinite combinations…


651. “I would not worship a God who is homophobic […] I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven. No, I would say, ‘Sorry, I would much rather go to the other place.’” 


652. “Diversity is having a seat at the table, inclusion is having a voice, and belonging is having that voice be heard.” Liz Fosslien


653. “We know that diversity can sometimes be more uncomfortable because things are less familiar—but it gets the best results. ” 


654. “Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance.” 


655. “There are not more than five musical notes, yet the combinations of these five give rise to more melodies than can ever be heard


656. “Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance.” - Verna Myers, Activist


657. “Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”


658. “It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognise, accept, and celebrate those differences. ”


659. “Diversity and Inclusion is a competitive advantage that a smart leader would not overlook.”


660. “The fact that societies are becoming increasingly multi-ethnic, multicultural, and multi-religious is good. 


661. “Diversity is a fact, but inclusion is a choice we make everyday. As leaders, we have to put out the message that we embrace, and not just tolerate, diversity.” 


662. “Being able to feel safe with other people is probably the single most important aspect of mental health; safe connections are fundamental to meaningful and satisfying lives.”


663. “Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus. ”


664. “Inclusion is not a matter of political correctness. It is the key to growth” – Jesse Jackson


665. “If you haven’t got the best talent you’re not going to be the best, if you’re not representing properly the available pool of talent then you’re missing an opportunity. ”


666. “We will all profit from a more diverse, inclusive society. [From] understanding, accommodating, even celebrating our differences, while pulling together for the common good. ”


667. “Diversity really means becoming complete as human beings – all of us. We learn from each other. If you’re missing on that stage, we learn less. We all need to be on that stage. ”


668. “Diversity is a fact, but inclusion is a choice we make every day. As leaders, we have to put out the message that we embrace, and not just tolerate, diversity.” 


669. “The point isn’t to get people to accept that they have biases, but to get them to see [for themselves] that those biases have negative consequences for others. ”


670. “To get real diversity of thought, you need to find the people who genuinely hold different views and invite them into the conversation.” – Adam Grant


671. “There should be no discrimination against languages people speak, skin color, or religion. ” – Malala Yousafzai


672. “Our cultural strength has always been derived from our diversity of understanding and experience.”


673. “The point isn’t to get people to accept that they have biases, but to get them to see [for themselves] that those biases have negative consequences for others.”


674. “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit. ”


675. “Our diversity is our strength. What a dull and pointless life it would be if everyone was the same.” 


676. “The only thing that ever sat its way to success was a hen. ”


677. “We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. 


678. “It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength. ” 


679. “We have no hope of solving our problems without harnessing the diversity, the energy, and the creativity of all our people.” - Roger Wilkins, Journalist, Professor and Civil Rights Leader


680. “It’s not how much money we make that ultimately makes us happy between 9 and 5. It’s whether or not our work fulfills us. ”


681. “What do you want?” I asked, trying to ignore him


682. “Equality is leaving the door open for anyone who has the means to approach it; equity is ensuring there is a pathway to that door for those who need it.”


683. “Respect for diversity doesn’t just make a happier workplace, it improves productivity and is good for the business. ”


684. “The diversity in the human family should be the cause of love and harmony, as it is in music where many different notes blend together in the making of a perfect chord. ”


685. “It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.”


686. “When we listen and celebrate what is common and different, we become a wiser, more inclusive, and better organization.” - Pat Wadors, Chief People Officer, Procore Technologies, Inc.


687. “Share our similarities, celebrate our differences. ” – M. Scott Peck


688. Diversity is the mix. Inclusion is making the mix work. –Andres Tapia


689. Diversity doesn't look like anyone. It looks like everyone. –Karen Draper


690. “Don’t tolerate me as different. Accept me as part of the spectrum of normalcy.”


691. “These three goals—sustainability, inclusion, growth—are daunting. Fortunately they can strengthen and reinforce each other.”.


692. “Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I’m not there, I go to work. ”


693. Fairness does not mean everyone gets the same. Fairness means everyone gets what they need. –Rick Riordan, The Red Pyramid


694. “Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.” - Stephen Covey, Author, Educator, Businessman, and Keynote Speaker


695. “Equal rights, fair play, justice, are all like the air: we all have it, or none of us has it. That is the truth of it. ” – Maya Angelou


696. “Diversity is a sacred vessel of democracy” 


697. “Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.” – Jane Goodall


698. “Without accountability, you’re just relying on people’s goodwill, and goodwill only takes you so far. ” — Cindy at Robinhood


699. “Diversity is about all of us, and about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together.”


700. “We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored.”


701. “There is no earth till all roots combine, till we crave for each other all roots are chains.” 


702. The color of my skin says nothing about me except for the melanin percentage. Stop racism!


703. “We have no hope of solving our problems without harnessing the diversity, the energy, and the creativity of all our people.” – Roger Wilkins


704. “Inclusion is not bringing people into what already exists; it is making a new space, a better space for everyone.” - George Dei, Professor and Social Justice Educator


705. “You don’t have true freedom until you allow a diversity of opinion and a diversity of voices. ” – Don Lemon


706. “Inclusion is the only safety if we are to have a peaceful world” – Pearl S. Buck


707. “Bea's brain was full of unkind thoughts about herself. She could still hear Caz laughing... How do I stop feeling bad about myself? she thought.” 


708. “Inclusion is not a matter of political correctness. It is the key to growth. ” — Jesse Jackson


709. “Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization.”


710. “When we listen and celebrate what is common and different, we become a wiser, more inclusive, and better organization. ” - Pat Wadors, Chief People Officer, Procore Technologies, Inc


711. “Real cultural diversity results from the interchange of ideas, products, and influences, not from the insular development of a single national style. ” - Tyler Cowen, Economist


712. “There are not more than five musical notes, yet the combinations of these five give rise to more melodies than can ever be heard. 


713. “We need diversity of thought in the world to face the new challenges. ” - Tim Berners Lee, Computer Scientist and Inventor of the World Wide Web


714. “Talking about diversity and inclusion in the workplace is one of the most important conversations you will ever have with your employees.” 


715. A diverse mix of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone. –Sundar Pichai


716. “When we’re talking about diversity, it’s not a box to check. It is a reality that should be deeply felt and held and valued by all of us. ”


717. “Diversity is about creating an environment where a person can bring their whole self to work. ”


718. “When we listen and celebrate what is both common and different, we become wiser, more inclusive, and better as an organization. ” — Pat Wadors -Wadors, Chief Talent Officer at ServiceNow


719. “I mean… I could see it in my ancestry… my parents were of African decency… but I was born in America, and I am legally an American citizen. ”


720. “Diversity is about all of us, and about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together.” - Jacqueline Woodson, Writer


721. “I think diversity can also be a resource, an asset, especially in a world that is becoming globalized, to deal with difference, to deal with variety, to deal with complexity. ” 


722. “We need diversity of thought in the world to face the new challenges.” - Tim Berners Lee, Computer Scientist and Inventor of the World Wide Web


723. “The human heart is too grand to be wasted in the gutter of cultural exclusivity. ”


724. “It’s not at all hard to understand a person; it’s only hard to listen without bias. ”


725. “Don’t tolerate me as different. Accept me as part of the spectrum of normalcy. ”


726. Embrace the fact that you can disagree with people and not be disagreeable. Embrace the fact that you can find 


727. “When we listen and celebrate what is both common and different, we become a wiser, more inclusive, and better organization.” 


728. “Inclusion and fairness in the workplace . . . is not simply the right thing to do; it’s the smart thing to do.” 


729. “Tend to the people, and they will tend to the business. ”


730. “Every culture’s history is essential. Everyone deserves to have their lives elevated through the beauty of truthful representation. ”


731. “If we hold up a mirror, if we act on what we know and if we persist despite our discomfort. ” — Daisy Auger-Domínguez, Chief people officer at Vice Media Group


732. “D&I needs to be something that every single employee at the company has a stake in. ” — Bo Young Lee


733. “The best innovations can only come if our people reflect the world’s full diversity of individuals, opinions, and approaches. ” — Alex Gorsky, chair and CEO of Johnson & Johnson


734. “We are less when we don’t include everyone.” 


735. “A lot of change is possible by just acknowledging unconscious bias–that exhaustively documented but unpleasant reality many would rather ignore–and listening with less bias and acting on what we then learn. ”


736. “Talent perceives differences; genius, unity.” -William Butler Yeats


737. “We long to belong, and belonging and caring anchors our sense of place in the universe. ”


738. “I can tell you, without diversity, creativity remains stagnant.” - Edward Enninful, Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue


739. “Cultural differences should not separate us from each other, but rather cultural diversity brings a collective strength that can benefit all of humanity.” –


740. “The difference between diversity and inclusion is being invited to a house and being able to rearrange the furniture. ” – Jane Silber


741. “Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration. ”


742. “Your eyesight can place focus on disabilities, but your vision can help you uncover possibilities.”


743. “Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home. ” – Eleanor Roosevelt


744. “I can tell you, without diversity, creativity remains stagnant. ”


745. “The greater the diversity, the greater the perfection.”  – Thomas Berry


746. “The greater the diversity, the greater the perfection.” 


747. “Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar. ”


748. The strength of every individual is the grace for great work. –Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!


749. “The point isn’t to get people to accept that they have biases, but to get them to see [for themselves] that those biases have negative consequences for others.” — Theresa McHenry, HR Director at Microsoft UK (Source: FT)


750. “Diverse groups are more creative. They feel uncomfortable, and that discomfort motivates them to do extra preparation and share new information.”


751. “People will typically be more enthusiastic where they feel a sense of belonging and see themselves as part of a community than they will in a workplace in which each person is left to his own devices. ”


752. “When we listen and celebrate what is both common and different, we become wiser, more inclusive, and better as an organization. ” — Pat Wadors -Wadors, Chief Talent Officer at ServiceNow


753. “Entrepreneurship is not purely an expression of ambition, but also a tactic for economic survival.” 


754. “If there is no place for integration in your identity there’s no way there’ll be integration in society.” 


755. “We believe our diversity makes us stronger, smarter, and more innovative, helping us better serve the needs of our clients, our people, and our communities. ” - Julie Sweet, CEO of Accenture


756. “Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance. ” — Verna Myers, Inclusion Strategist and Author


757. “Diversity is a mix and inclusion is making the mix work. ” – Andrés Tapia


758. “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty. ”


759. “When we listen and celebrate what is both common and different, we become wiser, more inclusive, and better as an organization. ” — Pat Wadors


760. “We have become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.” – Jimmy Carter


761. “We need to reach that happy stage of our development when differences and diversity are not seen as sources of division and distrust, but of strength and inspiration. ” - Josefa Iloilo, 3rd President of Fiji


762. “Companies that embrace diversity and inclusion in all aspects of their business statistically outperform their peers.”


763. “It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences. ”


764. “Inclusive leadership is not a destination. It's a journey that requires humility, curiosity and courage.” - Thais Compoint, Award-Winning Global Specialist in Inclusion and Diversity


765. “Our cultural strength has always been derived from our diversity of understanding and experience. ”


766. “Respect for diversity doesn’t just make a happier workplace, it improves productivity and is good for the business. ” 


767. “Inclusivity means not ‘just we’re allowed to be there,’ but we are valued” – Claudia Brind-Woody


768. “We’re improving retention, creating pathways, and diversifying our white-collar workforce and our executive team at the same time,” — Chris Winton, senior vice president of human resources at FedEx Ground


769. “The freedom of thought is a sacred right of every individual man, and diversity will continue to increase with the progress, refinement, and differentiation of the human intellect. ”


770. “When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination. ” – Thomas Sowell


771. “Diversity is a fact, but inclusion is a choice we make every day. As leaders, we have to put out the message that we embrace, and not just tolerate, diversity.


772. “Until we get equality in education, we won’t have an equal society.” – Sonia Sotomayor


773. “In order to be great, you just have to care. You have to care about your world, community, and equality. ” 


774. “Being able to feel safe with other people is probably the single most important aspect of mental health; safe connections are fundamental to meaningful and satisfying lives. ”


775. “A diverse mix of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone. ” — Sundar Pichai


776. “If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.” – John F. Kennedy


777. “What’s often ignored is that diversity is not only a pipeline or recruiting issue. It’s an issue of making the people who do make it through the pipeline want to stay at your company.”


778. “You deserve a circle of inclusion and influence, but it’s up to you to create it” – Richie Norton


779. “Before God, we are all equally wise, and equally foolish.” – Albert Einstein


780. “We're promoting progressive thinking. New ways of doing things. A new world. In fact, we're breaking down the walls and barriers that we find between humans.” 


781. “Why be a star when you can make a constellation?”


782. “Diversity happens, inclusion is a choice” – Harjeet Khanduja


783. “Effective inclusion leadership needs to start at the top of the organization. ”


784. “Food is perhaps the most accessible way to experience another culture. It does not require you to have a friend or colleague from another culture and you don’t even need to travel outside your hometown.” 


785. “The greater the diversity, the greater the perfection.”


786. Men are from Earth, women are from Earth. Deal with it. –George Carlin


787. “Diversity is about more than just the way we look.”


788. “If we hold up a mirror, if we act on what we know and if we persist despite our discomfort. ” — Daisy Auger-Domínguez, Chief people officer at Vice Media Group


789. “Embrace diversity: don’t hate on her because she is green.”


790. “Understanding diversity includes knowing how diminished we all are when voices go unheard. ”


791. “Our unity is our strength, and our diversity is our power. We reject the myth of ‘us’ vs. ‘them’. 


792. “We’re improving retention, creating pathways, and diversifying our white-collar workforce and our executive team at the same time,” — Chris Winton, senior vice president of human resources at FedEx Ground.


793. “D&I needs to be something that every single employee at the company has a stake in. ” — Bo Young Lee, Uber’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer


794. “The human heart is too grand to be wasted in the gutter of cultural exclusivity.”


795. “If we want to include everyone, we have to help everyone develop their talents and use their gifts for the good of the community. That’s what inclusion means – everyone contributes” – Melinda Gates


796. “You can’t categorize diversity based on what a person looks like. It’s what that person can do for the organization.” – Charles K Poole


797. “If you exclude 50% of the talent pool, it’s no wonder you find yourself in a war for talent.” — Theresa J. Whitmarsh, Executive Director of the Washington State Investment Board (Source: World Economic Forum)


798. “Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Celebrate it every day.”


799. “Being inclusive means to appreciate differences and enjoy the diverse viewpoints” – Pearl Zhu


800. “The most accurate way to gauge DE&I progress is to understand the reactions of the stakeholders who matter the most: employees. ”


801. “You can’t build a society purely on interests, you need a sense of belonging.”

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