Breaking Barriers, Building Diversity

Posted On February 15, 2024

Dear Camber Community,

As we navigate the ever-evolving landscape of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), it’s imperative that we not only recognize the importance of mentorship but also harness its transformative power to advance diverse groups in industries. Today, I want to share with you the profound impact mentorship has had on our organization and how a simple decision to open up access requirements has led to remarkable results.

Mentorship is more than just a guiding hand—it’s a beacon of hope, a catalyst for change, and a pathway to success. At Camber, we believe in the inherent potential of every individual, regardless of their background or circumstances. We understand that diverse perspectives drive innovation and propel organizations forward. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to foster an inclusive environment where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

One pivotal moment in our journey towards greater diversity and inclusion was the decision to shift our approach to accommodate the needs of workplaces, particularly in addressing the disproportionately low representation of women and BIPOC individuals in leadership roles. Recognizing that our previous requirements, such as a mandatory number of years in the industry, may inadvertently exclude talented individuals from underrepresented groups, we took action. We identified a way to support BIPOC and femme individuals through mentorship programs, aiming to advance women and femmes into leadership positions within our organization and beyond. This proactive step not only acknowledges the systemic barriers faced by these groups but also amplifies our commitment to creating pathways for their success. By removing these barriers, we not only opened doors but also widened the pathway for underrepresented groups to enter and excel in our industry.

The results have been nothing short of remarkable. Our recruitment efforts have seen a 227% increase, with a notable 35% diversity rate in the applicant pool. This is a testament to the fact that when given the opportunity, individuals from diverse backgrounds bring unique perspectives, experiences, and talents to the table.

But our journey doesn’t stop here. We are committed to continuing our efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in every facet of our organization. We understand that true progress requires action, not just words. That’s why we’re doubling down on our mentorship initiatives, expanding our outreach efforts, and investing in programs that empower individuals from all walks of life.

As leaders in our industry, we have a responsibility to pave the way for future generations. We have the power to shape a more inclusive and equitable future—one where everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential. Let’s seize this opportunity together and continue to break down barriers, build bridges, and create a world where diversity is celebrated and valued.

Thank you for your unwavering commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Together, we can truly make a difference.


Tina Jordan

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