In 2020, WashREIT created the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Council. The 18-memeber council oversees diversity and inclusion initiatives at WashREIT. With direct Board oversight, the council both tracks and monitors our diversity metrics and facilitates learning and training opportunities for the comany.
The DEIB Council was formed to advocate for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging within the organization through initiatives and tasks to be executed on an ongoing basis. Our DEIB Council is overseen by WashREIT's senior leadership team and Board of Trustees.
In its inaugural year, the DEIB Council at WashREIT laid the groundwork for a more inclusive envirnment where employees can create a sense of belonging. The following initiatives were accomplished and will be ongoing practices at WashREIT.
Our DEIB journey has really just begun, but early feedback indicates that we are already having better conversations, recognizing our own biases, and improving ourcultural intelligence. In 2020, we explored ideas and implemented actions that will lay the groundwork for the years ahead. Our goal for 2021 is to think bigger and more longer-term, and to build upon the framework that we laid this year. We are committed to advancing diversity inclusion in the workplace and we look forwad to providing future updates on our progress.