Racial Equity at Work
For the last 20 years, MLT has supported employers in their journey toward racial equity by providing talent, recruitment, retention, and overall DEI strategy assistance. MLT offers a premier pipeline of diverse talent, an unmatched alumni network of more than 10,000+ people including nearly 8,000 Black and Hispanic alumni, and serves as a trusted partner and advisor to employers across the country.
Our Racial Equity at Work Certification Programs focus on People, Purchasing, and Philanthropy and centers on five Pillars to help develop collaborative and integrative solutions:
Increase Black/Hispanic representation at every organizational level
Implement equitable pay and benefits to Black/Hispanic employees
Develop strategies to improve Black/Hispanic employees' experiences
Balance supplier/vendor spending with Black/Hispanic-owned businesses
Contributions and Investments
Annual contributions and in-kind support for Black/Hispanic Equity focused non-profits
Both certification programs have a comprehensive, collaborative, and confidential improvement system with four key components: Measurement, Roadmap, Support, and Recognition.
Why Focus on Racial Equity at Work?
Employees, consumers, investors, and activists expect employers to help address the stark, persistent racial inequities that Black and Hispanic communities experience. Inaction or token action concerning racial equity is now an enterprise risk and competitive disadvantage.
MLT’s Racial Equity at Work Certification Programs help corporate executives understand the drivers of racial inequity and elevate the importance of DEI to the same level as other business drivers.
By becoming Black Equity at Work and Hispanic Equity at Work Certified, employers will be better able to successfully compete for talent, customers, and investors. Certified employers also gain recognition on an ongoing basis by a powerful MLT Racial Equity at Work Alliance of respected organizations and high-profile ambassadors currently being built.
The Black and Hispanic Equity at Work Certification Programs are separate to maximize impact and operate concurrently to optimize efficiency. Employers may elect to participate in one program or both.
Impact Case Study
The following are key actions taken in the past year by a Black Equity at Work partner employer through their participation in the MLT Black Equity at Work Certification Program and the impact that resulted.