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Fast Facts provide key information and statistics that Diversity Councils and ERGs can use in presentations, reports and various communications. Below is a small sampling, to see more, become a member.


State of diversity in the US workforce (Aug. 2017)

  • There are fewer Fortune 500 CEOs who are women (4.1%) than who are named David (4.5%) or John (5.3%) - two single male names outnumber an entire gender. (NY Times)
  • Only 5 out of all Fortune 500 companies have African American CEOs. (CDC, Diversity Inc.)
  • Men are 30% more likely than women to be promoted from entry level to manager. (Women in the Workplace)
  • Resumes submitted by people with African American-sounding names are 14% less likely to get a call back than those with white-sounding names. (Research study by University of Wisconsin)
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11 Facts About LGBT Life in America


  • 42% of people who are LGBT report living in an unwelcoming environment.
  • 80% of gay and lesbian youth report severe social isolation.
  • 6 in 10 LGBT students report feeling unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation.
  • 90% of teens who are LGBT come out to their close friends.
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Accommodating Employees with Disabilities:

In a workplace survey of over 1,100 employers on employee accommodations:

  • 58% said the accommodations needed by employees cost absolutely nothing. 
  • 37% experienced a one-time cost of an average of $500
  • 74% reported the accommodations were either very effective or extremely effective.
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