FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Delivering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives to Vaunted Research Triangle Park Business Leaders
[February 15, 2022 – RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC] — The modern workplace is changing, from where employees do their work to how they think, feel, and engage with complex societal issues. The collaboration between The Diversity Movement and RTP DEI Collective creates a powerful partnership for Research Triangle Park (RTP) companies and their employees to help illuminate the true nature of the Research Triangle as a welcoming and diverse community.
As part of the partnership, The Diversity Movement becomes a Preferred Diversity Resource Partner for the RTP DEI Collective and enables the organization to champion Park companies who will benefit from additional resources, events, educational opportunities, and collaborations designed to drive home the significance of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts. RTP is one of the oldest and largest science parks in North America, housing more than 300 companies and 55,000 employees.
“Our collaboration with the RTP DEI Collective amplifies its efforts to better serve the 55,000 employees that work in RTP,” said Donald Thompson, co-founder and chief executive officer at The Diversity Movement. “We’ve helped more than 100 companies transform workplace culture through innovative technologies, world-class content, and superior client services that deliver real world results. This partnership extends and broadens our work across RTP, one of the most thriving innovation centers on the planet.”
“Partnering with The Diversity Movement supports the mission of the Collective to amplify the DEI work already being done around the park and support and serve companies that are working to begin or scale their DEI efforts,” said Tamara Terry, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Domestic Outreach Chair at RTI International, and Chair of the RTP DEI Collective. “By strengthening companies with top-tier DEI training and resources, we are taking intentional steps to positively transform and embed DEI behaviors into the DNA of Research Triangle Park and the Triangle region.”
Since 1959, the Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina has served Research Triangle Park in its mission to facilitate collaboration among our region’s industries, universities, and workforce, and create economic impact for the citizens of North Carolina by attracting the world’s most innovative companies and top-tier talent to North Carolina. RTF is the steward of Research Triangle Park, the 7,000-acre research and tech park at the center of the Triangle’s three Tier-1 research universities: University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, Duke University in Durham and North Carolina State University in Raleigh.
RTF is equipping the Park for the future through impactful infrastructure investments in economic development, sustainability, residential, retail, life science and startup spaces, including the RTP DEI Collective; Hub RTP, the Park’s first mixed-use development; Boxyard RTP, the Park’s first retail and restaurant space made of upcycled shipping containers; and the Frontier RTP innovation campus, which houses 100 of the Park’s 300 companies.
About The Diversity Movement
The Diversity Movement offers an Employee Experience application suite that personalizes DEI for your organization and delivers real-world business outcomes. Our productized DEI journey is built on digital learning tools and content, conversational AI, and analytics. A key offering is our MicroVideo library, a learning platform created to scale DEI learning across the organization. We power scalable and sustainable workplace excellence via a data-driven approach focused on business results.
Our team of experts provides a customized mix of digital learning, tools, events, expertly curated content, and client services that help our partners create future-focused, employee-centered cultures, and better business outcomes. The Diversity Movement was cited in Inc. magazine’s “Best in Business for 2021.” Join the movement at www.thediversitymovement.com.
Bob Batchelor (The Diversity Movement), firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Chick (RTP DEI Collective), email@example.com