Since learning and listening is the first step toward equity, implementing changes in our organization, the bike industry and larger biking community based on that learning is the second.
Our senior management team completed a self-assessed diversity, equity and inclusion audit. The audit familiarized our management team with indicators to assess governance, operations, program and culture. In addition, it created a benchmark for where our organization is today.
We are working with the nonprofit Camber Outdoors to gain the best possible insights as we implement plans to build inclusive, equitable and diverse workplaces.
Following best practices, we’ve revised and standardized our hiring process to ensure that it is fair and inclusive, starting with the initial recruitment through new employee on-boarding. We will work to continuously improve these practices by consistently reassessing our process.
PeopleForBikes is selecting an equity consultant to engage staff, board members and stakeholders in a long-term plan to operationalize equity.
Our staff is working to incorporate equity through all aspects of 2021 Workplan planning and in our metrics for success.
Industry DEI Standing Committee
We will launch a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Standing Committee including current PeopleForBikes industry members in the fourth quarter of 2020.
The committee will work to shape a concrete vision and set goals for the group with a focus on:
Supporting companies to operationalize equity internally.
Amplifying voices previously underrepresented in the bike industry.
Improving equitable development and access to the outdoors, bikes and bike networks.