Lightstorm is deeply committed to bringing belongingness into the workplace by fostering an inclusive culture that prioritizes the needs and concerns of employees from all groups and aims to increase equity for all communities. Recognizing the importance of diversity and inclusion, Lightstorm has implemented a comprehensive pledge and taken concrete steps to create an environment where every employee feels valued, respected, and supported.
To begin with, Lightstorm has acknowledged and addressed any biases that may exist within the organization. We have provided training and education for all employees on unconscious bias, microaggressions, and systemic racism. We have also reviewed and revised our people policies to ensure that they are fair and equitable.
In addition, Lightstorm has fostered an environment where everyone's voice is heard and respected. We have created safe spaces for all communities to share their experiences and concerns and have created opportunities for all employees to provide feedback and contribute to decision-making processes.
With this, we commit to achieve the following:
- Continuing to make the workplace a place of trust, where complex and sometimes difficult conversations about diversity and inclusion are held.
- Implementing and expanding education on unconscious bias.
- Sharing best practices and unsuccessful experiments.
- Creating and sharing strategic inclusion and diversity plans with the Senior Leadership Team/Board of Directors
Finally, Lightstorm is committed to ongoing evaluation and improvement. We regularly assess our progress in meeting our diversity, equity, and inclusion goals and make adjustments as needed. We intend to create a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force, consisting of employees from diverse backgrounds, to provide feedback and recommendations for how the company can improve its inclusivity efforts.
In summary, Lightstorm has taken a comprehensive approach to achieving a culture of belonging for our employees. We have acknowledged and addressed biases, fostered an environment of respect and inclusivity, and committed to ongoing evaluation and improvement. By making these efforts, Lightstorm is creating a workplace where all employees, regardless of their background or identity, have equal opportunities to thrive and feel like they belong!