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    Finding An
    Inclusive Culture

    Employers talk a lot about their culture, more specifically, diversity and inclusion. In fact, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a company that doesn’t say they’re diverse and inclusive. Companies make these claims on their web sites and in job descriptions. But how do you know if companies truly value and prioritize diversity and inclusion? How can you tell whether this company will be a good fit for you? 

    “According to a 2021 PwC survey, 66% of C-suite executives think culture is more important than organizational performance. In fact, 72% of leadership respondents report that their culture helps make change initiatives happen. ”

    Expected Outcomes

    By the end of this CAP, you will be able to...

    • Identify your personal workplace values
    • Assess a company’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
    • Ask thoughtful questions to the hiring manager to assess if the company culture aligns with your values

    This CAP is for you if…

    • You are actively searching for a new role and identifying companies of interest
    • You are in the interview process and choosing between two companies
    • You are exploring new opportunities and want to learn more about the types of companies or roles that could be a good fit for you 


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    Put it into Practice

    It’s time to put what you learned into real-world practice. Here are a few steps you can take


    Personal Value Assessment

    Complete the Personal Values Assessment. Review your results and complete the accompanying handouts. Bring them to your Executive Career Strategist for discussion on what you should be looking for in a company based on your personal values. 


    Assess Cultural Fit

    Take inventory of 1-2 companies you are interviewing for or would like to work for using our Assess Cultural Fit worksheet.  


    identify Culture Questions

    Identify 2-3 open-ended culture questions to include in your post-interview question list

    Connect With a Coach

    Each member has access to an Executive Career Strategist who is tasked with helping you achieve your professional goals. 

    A few topics you might discuss with an ECS include:

    • Identifying your personal values, why those values are important to you. 
    • Discussing situations where you have experienced a good (and bad) culture in past jobs.  
    • Assessing how the company or department expresses inclusivity 
    • Crafting your culture add proposition  
    • Discussing your Personal Values assessment results to identify what you seek in a next role/company 

    What to share with your ECS: 

    • Your completed “Personal Values Assessment”, if you feel comfortable (above)
    • Your completed “Assess Cultural Fit” worksheet, if you feel comfortable (above)