True support of equity, diversity, and inclusion requires being able to measure progress. This guide outlines a number of measurable factors, including increased commitment to equitable practices from leaders, decrease in pay disparities, and less evidence of unconscious bias.
NCARB By the Numbers - NCARB (2019)
Demographic data and analysis of licensure and career stages.
AIA Compensation Survey - AIA (2019)
Reports salary and compensation trends, including data on forty-four architecture firm positions and details on benefits being offered at firms.
AIA Firm Survey Report - AIA (2018)
Overview of general survey of architecture firms and industry trends.
AIA Diversity in the Profession of Architecture, Executive Summary (2016) and Key Findings (2015)
Summary of Perceptions of factors that affect the choice of architecture as a profession, job satisfaction, and retention.
EQxD 2018 Survey Early Findings Report - EQxD (2018)
Initial summary from Equity by Design of the largest survey regarding equity in the profession.
EQxD 2016 Survey Overview - EQxD (2016)
Findings from the 2016 survey.
Women in the Workplace - Lean In and McKinsey (2018)
Survey of 279 companies and 64,000 individuals regarding the state of women in corporate America.
"Assessing and Driving Change: Organizational Readiness and Success with Metrics" in The Diversity Executive: Tasks, Competencies, and Strategies for Effective Leadership - Michael L. Wheeler - The Conference Board (2001)
Includes a useful diagram of the four stages of organization readiness: exclusion, tolerance, acceptance, and inclusion.
How Can You Measure Diversity and Inclusion Results? Millennials Have an Idea - Anna Johansson - Forbes (2017)
Presents a simple case and techniques for going beyond mere demographic-diversity data.
How to Measure "Inclusion" Qualitatively: Free Resources and Research Data for D&I Advocates - Michelle Kim - Awaken (2017)
Discussion from employee standpoint of how to evaluate and find inclusive company cultures. Links to additional data and resources.
What Diversity Metrics are Best Used to Track and Improve Employee Diversity? - Roscoe Balter, Joy Chow, and Yin Jin (2014)
Executive summary provides brief, practical guidance on a process for gathering and applying qualitative and quantitative data.
Tools, checklists, and examples
An Antiracist Transformation Continuum for Organizations - The Episcopal Church (2011)
Resource includes a worksheet to help evaluate an organization's characteristics, practices, power position, and social-justice stance in relation to people of color.
Demystifying D&I Metrics - Mary L. Martinez of APTMetrics (2013)
Presentation from the SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference & Exposition. Slide 11 provides a table titled "Stage of D&I Evolution Should Impact What Is Measured." This table is a helpful source for connecting organizational objectives with the types of data that should be collected to measure progress.
Creating a Strategic Diversity Management Plan - SHRM (2012)
Detailed guidance for action in sixteen components of inclusion and diversity.
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Diversity Down to the Letter - Linda S. Gravett - SHRM
Basic ten-item checklist to help evaluate your current EDI program.
Diversity Metrics, Measurement, and Evaluation - Marc Brenman - Workforce Diversity Network (2013)
Comprehensive road map to making the case for and developing a qualitative and quantitative metrics program.
Intercultural Development Inventory - Mitchell Hammer (2019)
Assessment of intercultural competence. Test evaluates mindsets on a scale from mono-cultural to intercultural: denial, polarization, minimization, acceptance, adaptation.
Inclusive Economy Metric Set - B Lab (2019)
Detailed qualitative questionnaire dives into workplace culture and structure, especially with respect to equitable practices.
The Measurement of Work Engagement with a Short Questionnaire: A Cross-National Study (Appendix) - Wilmar B. Schaufeli, Arnold B. Bakker, and Marisa Salanova - Educational and Psychological Measurement (2006)
Presentation and analysis of a short questionnaire that measures work and well-being.
Measuring Progress - Project Include
Important guidance regarding policy, transparency, and survey design and processes.
Setting Targets - Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) (2018)
Detailed guidance on using data to help develop and monitor gender equity performance.
Why (and How!) to Ask Survey Questions on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity - Laura Wronski - SurveyMonkey
Specific guidance for writing survey questions.
Women's Leadership Edge
Wide array of tools to help organizations support, advance, and retain women, with parallels in engineering and law.