For Immediate Release
Seattle, Washington -
Point B, Inc. Chief Executive Officer, Mike Pongon, has joined the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, a coalition of more than 350 CEOs that have come together to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. By signing up for this commitment, Point B, an integrated management consulting, venture investment, and real estate development firm, is pledging to take action to continue to cultivate a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected and where employees feel encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion.
CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ is cultivating a new type of ecosystem centered on collaboration and sharing. The actions, available via CEOAction.com, showcase real-life examples of the open and transparent conversations to cultivate more diverse and inclusive workplace environments. The addition of new signatories expands the impact of this work beyond the office to communities and industries. In fact, the collective of more than 350 signatories have already shared almost 350 best known actions, exchanging tangible learning opportunities and creating collaborative conversations for the advancement of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
“Joining the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion coalition is an important step forward for our company. We are on a journey to advance each dimension of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Point B,” said Point B Chief Executive Officer, Mike Pongon. “Our goal is to be a place where every person – regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status – finds opportunity, acceptance, and ultimately, a home where they can be their true self. All of these things make us who we are, make us unique, and make us extraordinary.”
“We are so proud that we are continuing to build momentum and support for the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ across companies, industries, and regions. This collaboration expands our reach and brings in unique values, actions and perspectives to continue to raise the bar for the entire business community,” said Tim Ryan, U.S. Chairman and Senior Partner of PwC and chair of the steering committee for the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™. “The overwhelming support for the coalition has been amazing to see and with each and every new organization signing on, we have the opportunity to put our commitments into action by working together to improve diversity and inclusion in our workplaces and communities.”
To learn more about the pledge, visit CEOAction.com. The website serves as a hub for information sharing, idea generation, and program development. With almost 350 best known actions shared, companies that are not currently implementing the elements of the pledge can use it as an opportunity to learn from others that are already doing so. Learning from, and sharing, actions help companies drive greater engagement within their own programs, as well as mentor others on their journey.
About CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™
CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. Bringing together more than 350 CEOs of America’s leading organizations, the commitment outlines actions that participating companies pledge to take to cultivate a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected, employees feel comfortable and encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion, and where best known—and unsuccessful—actions can be shared across organizations. Learn more at CEOAction.com and connect with us on Facebook: CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion and Twitter: @CEOAction.