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Top Quotes for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity creates change, which is the engine for innovation. With so much thought-potential to be realized by including people from all walks of life, how can we respect the humanity of each individual, but also capture their diverse ideas and strengths? Read below for thought-provoking inspirational quotes.


Diversity creates change, which is the engine for innovation.”

“We’re all limited by what our narrow life experiences have taught us.”

“We all have a towering strength, and that includes you.”

“When every individual brings their best, human potential benefits the most.”

“How you look doesn’t determine your ability.”

“Your eyesight can place focus on disabilities, but your vision can help you uncover possibilities.”

“None of us can fully understand the road that others travel, unless we experience it for ourselves.”

“Diversity is about more than just the way we look.”

“The way we look is a shallow interpretation of diversity.”

“True diversity is about meeting people where they are, not where stereotypes tell us they should be.”

“Diversity is more than just having differences. It’s about creating an atmosphere where everyone feels welcomed and valued to contribute openly, honestly, and respectfully.”

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Other Famous Quotes

“A diverse mix of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone.”


“We are building products that people with very diverse backgrounds use, and I think we all want our company makeup to reflect the makeup of the people who use our products.”


“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.”


“Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization.”


“The value of a diverse team is its capacity to challenge the norm of groupthink and thus boost organizational performance and improve decision-making.”


“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”


“We know that diversity can sometimes be more uncomfortable because things are less familiar—but it gets the best results.”


“We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored.”


“The world is intertwined today, much more than it was when I was coming out of school. Because of that, you really need to have a deep understanding of cultures around the world. I have learned to not just appreciate this but celebrate it. The thing that makes the world interesting is our differences, not our similarities.”


“We have a very diverse environment and a very inclusive culture and those characteristics got us through the tough times. Diversity generated better strategy, better risk management, better debates, and better outcomes.”


“Many conversations about diversity and inclusion do not happen in the boardroom because people are embarrassed at using unfamiliar words or afraid of saying the wrong thing—yet this is the very place we need to be talking about it. The business case speaks for itself—diverse teams are more innovative and successful in going after new markets.”


“We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.”


“If you hire only those people you understand, the company will never get people better than you are. Always remember that you often find outstanding people among those you don’t particularly like.”


“There is a huge business case for diversity. You will be making products for people you don’t understand, you don’t interact with. If you don’t have an inclusive, diverse workforce, it makes you myopic.”


“In crucial things, unity. In important things, diversity. In all things, generosity.”


“Inclusion is not a matter of political correctness. It is the key to growth.”


“Inclusion and fairness in the workplace… is not simply the right thing to do; it’s the smart thing to do.”


“Diversity is a fact, but inclusion is a choice we make everyday. As leaders, we have to put out the message that we embrace, and not just tolerate, diversity.”


“Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.”


“Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance.”


“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”


“Diversity doesn’t look like anyone. It looks like everyone.”


“The color of your soul is more important than the color of your skin.”


“There are not more than five musical notes, yet the combinations of these five give rise to more melodies than can ever be heard. There are not more than five primary colours, yet in combination they produce more hues than can ever been seen. There are not more than five cardinal tastes, yet combinations of them yield more flavours than can ever be tasted.”


“Diversity strengthens our innovative capacity, unleashes the potential of Siemens’ employees and thereby directly contributes to our business success.”


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