Making it stick: A guide for establishing effective DEI infrastructure

Oct 06, 2023
  • Description

This how-to guide, created through the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Expanding Equity program, has helpful tips for choosing and refining a DEI governance structure for your organization and offers supporting tools and processes (e.g., metrics, rewards and recognition) that can help make it stick. It uses a sample company called EE Corp — created based on the experiences of Expanding Equity network members — as it establishes its DEI infrastructure. Building this infrastructure is a multi-step process that includes:

Part 1:

  1. Choosing a governance structure
  2. Setting up the structure
  3. Getting people involved
  4. Assessing internal challenges
  5. Refining the structure

Part 2:

  1. Defining metrics
  2. Establishing rewards
  3. Continuously improving