Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leaders Council
The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leaders Council (DEILC) is comprised of the top executives at leading retailers who oversee all work related to diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging within their organizations.
The DEILC is a practitioner-led community that provides support to member retailers at all points in their DE&I organizational strategy, as well as assists all retailers in making progress from where they are, rather than a one standard definition of success. The Council broadly focuses its ongoing work on four priority issues:
- Quantifying the DE&I business case
- Organization-wide participation
- Intentional succession planning for diverse talent
- Societal impact
Participating companies help shape the resources and tools of RILA’s overall Diversity Equity & Inclusion Initiative. DE&I practitioners benchmark with their peers who face similar retail industry-specific challenges, such as the ongoing brand and reputation considerations associated with millions of daily consumer interactions.
The DEILC and the Diversity Equity & Inclusion Executive Committee together comprise RILA’s Diversity Equity & Inclusion Initiative.
RILA's DEILC members have full access to Council resources, found below.
For more information on RILA's Diversity Equity & Inclusion Leaders Council, contact Erin Hiatt, Vice President, CSR at firstname.lastname@example.org.
D&I Case Study Analysis
Case study on a cross-section of large retailers' executives who each have a role in assisting the company responds to a hypothetical D&I- incident.
2021 Proxy Season ESG Lookback: Key Takeaways for Retail
RILA partnered with Melissa Sawyer, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell for an exclusive analysis of the 2021 proxy season’s key ESG themes and considerations for the retail industry
Bridging a More Inclusive Workforce
RILA sat down with Bridges from School to Work to discuss how they tranform lives and support retailers in creating a diverse work pool.
Diversity & Inclusion Resource Library
Resources are available to RILA Diversity & Inclusion Leaders Council members. Please login to access. If you’d like to share materials or have other questions, please contact Erin Hiatt
D&I Success Statements & Leadership Model
Guiding RILA DILC framework
How Macy’s Supports D&I, Drives Innovation
RILA conversation about how Macy’s has been supporting diverse entrepreneurs for the last decade and why that work remains relevant today.
June 2020 DILC Personnel Survey Results
Peer survey from the Diversity & Inclusion Leaders Council
ESG Reporting: Balancing Transparency & Risk
Recording from the ESG Reporting: Balancing Transparency & Risk Call
Interview with Phluid Project
Learn more about Phluid Project, which goes above and beyond gender- free apparel and accessories.
November 2020 Supplier Diversity Program
Peer survey on Supplier Diversity Programs
Investor Outreach on COVID-19 & Human Capital Management
RILA facilitated a discussion on ESG Fundamentals & Applications to Investor Outreach on COVID-19 and Human Capital Management
Gender 101 Session with GET Phluid
GET Phluid and RILA presented an abbreviated, executive summary version of GET Phluid’s Gender 101 training followed by a Q&A with presenters.
How Retailers Can Integrate Refugee Talent
RILA and the Tent Partnership for Refugees give a briefing on: “How Refugee Talent Can Be An Asset To The Retail Industry”.
Resilient Management in the Age of Responsible Retail
Recording from the Resilient Management in the Age of Responsible Retail call
Retailers Address Racial Inequality Through Action
Example actions retailers can take to have a meaningful impact.
RILA Diversity and Inclusion Survey Project
Measuring and tracking progress around employee D&I sentiment, as an industry, to identify opportunities for improvement.
Tactics for Minimizing Unconscious Bias in Retail Stores
An overview of some key steps retailers can use to minimize unconscious bias in the store environment.
The Value of Diversity Certifications Webinar
Learn about the landscape of supplier diversity groups from first-hand experts.
Third Party Risk Management Webinar
Daniel Click, Greg Matthews & Mitushi Pitti from KPMG shared findings from KPMG's Global Third Party Risk Management Outlook 2020 Report Survey
- Oct 31 - Nov 1, 2022
- Memphis, TN
Meeting of the members of RILA's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council. Don't miss your chance to be involved in this industry-led initiative that will draw on the collective wisdom, energy, and resources of retail leaders to act to address workplace diversity and inclusion. Secure your spot and register today!Go to Event
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