PMI-LA Stands for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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It is simple. If your organization consists of people from different backgrounds or gender, you will get a more objective view of decision-making. Studies continue to prove - the most diverse organizations produce the best results. 

The Project Management Institute (PMI) always stands for diversity and inclusion. Diversity represents the world around us; it celebrates cultural and natural differences in our environment. 

A June 2020 report from PMI, called the "Case for Diversity" includes viewpoints from project professionals on how diverse perspectives and skills add value to projects. In a survey that is part of the report, 88% of respondents said inclusive project teams add value when they have team memberships that are diversified in areas such as gender, age, race, experience, sexual orientation, nationality, and culture.

It is essential to have diversity among our organization’s Leadership and our Members. Our Board of Directors is a vibrant diverse group of people where men and women are equally represented and where people from various cultural and religious backgrounds work together for a better future of our Chapter. The PMI-LA chapter fosters an organizational culture where every voice is welcome, heard, and respected. 

In these difficult times, we remind all Project Managers of the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.  Under Fairness from the Code of Ethics: 

4.3.4 We do not discriminate against others based on, but not limited to, gender, race, age, religion, disability, nationality, or sexual orientation. 

We are PMI-Los Angeles Project Managers and, as such, we adhere to the ideals and behaviors defined in our Code of Ethics.  

With Respect, 

Svetlana Averbukh

2021 PMI-LA President