The Future is Inclusive
PPPSW's Commitment to Black Communities
DEI Quarterly Update
Pay Equity Analysis and Roll-out
We engaged outside auditors to evaluate our pay structures and policies for equity. Over the next few months staff will be trained on how compensation is decided for new hires, salary increases and promotions. Additionally, a handbook is being developed that will outline the process and provide responses to frequently asked questions.
Health Equity Project
We kicked off a project to map “the state of health equity” at PPPSW- digging into data about our patients. Our goal is to identify, prioritize and then decide how to address any disparities in access, outcomes and experience among Black, indigenous and people of color as well as young patients (under 25) and patients who report same-sex partners.
We have looked at internal data about our own patients’ access, outcomes and experience to identify gaps between race, gender, sexual orientation, age or regional groups. We’re now focused on how to infuse this data into existing projects and decision-making processes.
LEADERSHIP BEST PRACTICES
Definition: Our leaders identify opportunities for growth and commit to them. We take time to reflect on our actions and impact, with an eye toward curiosity, humility, and self-care. We understand that the mission and business are stronger when we engage in our own evolution.
Practice self-reflection, vulnerability, and learning
Model self-care and wellbeing
Explore how you handle conflict
Learn with your team
VALUE: WE TRY & WE LEARN
Investing in Our People
Definition: Our leaders nourish and support their teams as they navigate challenges connected to Planned Parenthood’s bold mission. We make our people feel seen, heard, and appreciated. We ensure people enjoy the benefits of feedback, coaching, and learning opportunities.
Create a culture of learning
Give and receive feedback
Hold each other accountable
Convey care and appreciation for others
VALUE: WE TEND TO THE TEAM
Leading with Empathy
Definition: Our leaders respect the journeys of others by listening deeply, being present, and sharing information generously and appropriately. We value the full spectrum of opinions and honor different backgrounds and experiences. We recognize that privilege and oppression affect our teams and communities. We put stakeholders at the center of decisions that may affect them.
Listen and engage thoughtfully
Create an environment that engages all identities and experiences
VALUE: WE RESPECT AND HONOR ALL PEOPLE
Championing Equity and Access
Definition: Our leaders embrace equity in all facets of our work in order to propel the organization upward. We strive to provide inclusive, stigma-free healthcare and education for our patients and communities. We engage in equity-focused advocacy and listen to and partner with reproductive, racial, and social justice movements. We practice cultural humility and seek to combat all forms of oppression, including white supremacy and misogyny.
Invest in equity
Engage in intentional external partnerships
Always be learning
VALUE: WE RETURN TO OUR MISSION
Charting a Path
Definition: Our leaders provide a compelling, logical, and clear path forward in the best interest of the organization and our stakeholders. We are ambitious in our vision, we find teachable moments, and we unite multiple backgrounds and build on different skill sets to create ways forward for our organization.
Create a compelling, logical, and clear path forward
Communicate the path forward
Walk the path with agility and learning
VALUE: WE JUMP IN
Stewarding Our Business
Definition: Our leaders seek the knowledge necessary to grow and maintain a thriving business. We are data-driven, financially adept, transparent, and operationally excellent. We continuously improve and adapt, and don’t shy away from hard conversations or decisions in order to best deliver on our promises to employees, patients, and stakeholders.
Make the business as transparent as possible
Break down silos
Foster business stewardship
VALUE: WE CARE FOR OUR BUSINESS