Black lives matter, and remaining silent about systemic racism and its adverse effects on the lives of people of color isn’t an option.
EXOS owes so much of its success to the hard work and partnership of Black athletes, coaches, and team members. And we believe that teams, companies, and individuals can only reach their full potential when there’s diversity, equity, and inclusion.
We hold these beliefs because we know they’re true. Yet we haven’t done enough to make these a reality for our underrepresented team members and the greater community. And we’re taking steps to change that.
Below we’ve outlined our commitments, and the actions we’re taking to increase and celebrate diversity within our walls and create a culture of inclusion.
We’re making the following commitments to support our belief in diversity, equity, and inclusion:
Meaningfully improve the representation of diverse leaders in our management and leadership ranks as a company (inclusive of veterans and all races, genders, sexual orientations, ages, abilities, and body sizes).
Provide opportunity for minority and underserved talent to go through EXOS training and development programs to improve their opportunities to perform in life.
Strengthen our culture and ensure that all diverse communities are represented and know that they belong within EXOS.
We’re taking the following actions to support our commitments:
Equitable hiring – Remove bias and ensure fair and equitable hiring across the company by educating our leaders on their own biases in hiring, increasing the representation of diverse hiring managers, and investing in access to diverse candidate pools.
Mentorship – Creating a mentorship program to provide exposure and input in management meetings for up-and-coming diverse talent.
Score carding – Engaging diversity, equity, and inclusion experts to help us structure and resource our long-term goals.
EXOS education – Making our educational curriculum available to those in underserved communities.
Community outreach – Extending community outreach programs to include more opportunities for minorities.
Internship program – Creating the Extreme Intern Team program for minority college graduates.
Courageous Conversations – Launching Courageous Conversations curriculum at EXOS.
Coaching curriculum – Upgrading our EXOS coaching methodology and research to include anti-racism and implicit bias curriculum.
Employee resource groups – Elevating diverse voices in all our communications, and creating employee resource groups, starting with a diversity council to help guide us in this work.
These commitments are just the start. We look forward to sharing our organization’s progress as we take this important and necessary journey of doing better and being better.
EXOS is excited to announce that Enuma Okafor has joined the team as program manager for diversity and development. We look forward to Enuma using her many talents to improve our culture, employee belonging, and people development. This hire is just one of the many important steps EXOS has taken to honor our commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.