Our Stance on
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
At MCAE Consulting, our core values promote and defend diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe in the power of diversity of people including race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, culture, education, and backgrounds as well as professional and life experience.
We recognize that there is a business case for diversity. Diversity fosters innovation and increases opportunities for the enterprise. However, we don’t need economic reasons to believe in diversity, equity, and inclusion, only ethical ones. We believe in these things because they are the right things to believe in.
We further believe that challenges to diversity, equity, and inclusion on the basis of meritocracy and performance are built on fallacies. Such challenges assume mutually exclusive conditions that don’t exist, and frankly are insulting. The fallacy of meritocracy as a challenge to diversity comes from a place of privilege that fails to recognize accumulated advantage and unconscious bias. As business owners, we naturally believe in performance, and that diversity raises the bar. Diversity of people brings diversity of thought.
Our inclusion ensures that all diverse people are not only heard but listened to; that they are not only in the room, but comfortable in it. Our equity policies believe in opportunity for all; and recognizing threats to diversity and inclusion so that they may be dealt with.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are not “one and done” deals, but efforts we need to work on every day, to address the policies, systems, and practices that prevent everyone from being treated fairly.
We uphold the values of respect, dignity, and equity of opportunity for people of all backgrounds.