Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
This year PMI officially launched our social good initiative in support of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I). The initiative’s mission is to ensure that PMI continues to maintain a global culture that recognizes the contributions and interests of our diverse stakeholders, including our employees, organization members, volunteers, certification holders, and all members of the global project management community.
We value 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.
This site is a dedicated resource to our stakeholders, providing an inclusive space for open and constructive DE&I conversations and offering resources to continue driving change and social good work throughout our communities. Here, you will find information on nonprofit and community organizations leading the task of creating a more just society, as well as ways to get involved in the work and make a difference in the communities and causes that are important to you.
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, at PMI, we are One Team with One Song and One Dance.
We must all work together to build a more fair and just society – a reflection of PMI’s purpose.
Why are we doing this now?
Diversity brings value to our organization. In late 2019, the PMI Board of Directors recognized the need to reaffirm our commitment to diversity and inclusion. As we continue to grow and evolve it becomes increasingly important to ensure an equitable future for all by doing more in and for our communities.
Acknowledging the injustices that so often plague our communities and in light of recent events, PMI identifies with the global call to action for consciousness and activism. PMI responded by accelerating the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiative as a top priority. We will initially focus on the challenge of racism and unconscious bias. Over time, this will evolve to include additional topics impacting our community, such as, but not limited to, gender equality, sexual orientation, ageism, and more.
Learn more about the first phase of our DE&I initiative, a Focus on Racism.