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The Power of Data: How to Measure the Effectiveness and Value of DEI

Guidebooks May 26, 2023

Without the right data, it can be nearly impossible to demonstrate the return on investment of any diversity, equity, and inclusion initiative, leading to lack of buy-in, budget, and the resources required to be successful. Yet only 38% of organizations track DEI metrics, and roughly half of organizations that capture DEI data focus exclusively on compliance-focused workforce demographics.

But how do you measure intangible concepts such as diversity, equity, and inclusion? How do you collect the data? What’s the best way to share the data? How do you use the data to shape your next move? This guidebook will answer those questions and give you the power to:

  • Diagnose risk areas and opportunities
  • Track the progress of initiatives
  • Calculate return on investment


Kaela Sosa

Kaela (she/her) is a Certified Diversity Executive and curriculum and programming manager at The Diversity Movement. She applies her writing, project management, and production skills to advance DEI.