Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Council

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Pictured are team members in the JBT Corporate Office located in Chicago during the holiday season. Included in the picture are several members of the Corporate Diversity & Inclusion Council.

As part of JBT’s commitment to Diversity & Inclusion (D&I), a D&I Council was established at our global headquarters and they have partnered with an industry leader in D&I to develop and launch the JBT Inclusive Leadership Series (ILS).

The ILS is a 6-session program that focuses on providing a series of structured and interactive leadership training session to leaders across the organization. The primary objective is to help JBT leaders incorporate inclusive practices into the way they manage their teams. Participants have found the program to be an enriching education through hands-on activities, active discussion and debate specific to inclusion as a leader and manager. A key outcome is that the program will help leaders embed inclusiveness into their management and leadership style and that they will gain tools and insights to keep this concept at the core of what we do within JBT. However, another exciting outcome is that this approach will create a robust curriculum that will provide valuable D&I leadership development for managers in our various businesses around the world.

Below is a an overview that provides some of the topics discussed in the Inclusive Leadership Series.

Generational

A generation is a group of individuals within a particular age range who may have similar ideas, attitudes, values, etc.

Gender Equality

Gender diversity is defined as the equitable or fair representation of people of different genders.

Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, Gender Expression

Often confused, gender identity and sexual orientation are not the same. Gender identity is the personal sense of one's own gender.

Racial, Ethnicity, Nationality or Tribe

Race refers to physical differences like skin color as well as other social and biological attributes that groups and cultures consider significant.

Disabilities, Including Physical

Most know that disability is defined as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.