Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

PMI Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We’re committed to creating an inclusive culture. Because that’s what drives innovation, and ultimately, impact.

In late 2019, PMI’s Board of Directors recognized the need to reaffirm our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Following a series of conversations and World events, July 2020 marked the official launch the Social Good Initiative in support of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I). 

We know and believe that diversity brings value to our organization. However, our work doesn’t stop there. We show the value of our differences by building on our diverse backgrounds and perspectives to support a positive environment, promote personal and professional development, empower all people to reach their full potential, and advance and advocate for the project management profession globally.

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Statement on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

PMI is committed to cultivating a culture of inclusion and belonging and is working to make that a reality within our community and beyond. As our work advances in the space of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I), we recognize that this is a journey and part of that journey is providing spaces for our community to learn and grow.


How You Can Help

This space is a dedicated resource for our community, providing an inclusive space for open and constructive DE&I conversations, programmatic updates and offering resources to continue driving change and social good work throughout our communities. We encourage you to actively participate in conversations, volunteer work and activism that will help contribute to lasting societal change. This is not an easy issue to tackle; it may lead to some challenging conversations. However, this work starts with and is driven by YOU.

We must all work together to build a more fair and just society – a reflection of PMI’s purpose and a core value, and how we will continue to change the world and make an impact for the future.

Our Mission

To ensure that PMI continues to maintain a global culture that recognizes the contributions and interests of the diverse cultural and social groups that make up our employee, member, volunteer, certification holder and global community member groups.

What We Have Accomplished Together So Far

In the infancy of the program, the goal was to focus on a specific area that represented the space of DE&I with an emphasis on initiating and strengthening the program with staff prior to shifting externally. As we continue to grow and evolve as an organization, it becomes increasingly important to ensure an equitable future for all by doing more in and for our communities while being true to who we are as a for purpose organization.

Acknowledging the injustices that so often plague our communities, PMI identified with the global call to action for consciousness and activism. PMI responded by accelerating the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiative as a top priority. We initially focused on the challenge of racism and unconscious bias, by launching the first phase of our DE&I initiative, a Focus on Racism.

Since then, we saw a need to expand on this work and have evolved our program with dedicated staff to manage and advance the program from a Global perspective, driven by local values and needs. As we continue on this journey towards a culture of inclusion, we intentionally center our people as the reason we do this work. It starts with our people, it is driven by our people and we only see success in this space with the support of our people.

For more information on PMI’s larger social and societal impact, head to PMImpact | PMI

For more information on PMI’s Cultural Values, head to Cultural Values | PMI.

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State of DE&I at PMI Reports

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Learn about PMI’s merit-based scholarship program

DE&I Scholarships

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Learn about our diverse community and local chapters

DE&I Community Engagement