In 2022 GCommerce produced a company survey to gather team member insights on its current Cultural Pillars. While the primary goal was to evaluate which pillars needed to be updated in a post-pandemic world, GCommerce also found that many team members requested more education and discussion around Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Survey respondents were proud of the company's efforts toward a more equitable workplace, but they wanted those efforts to be more formal and institutional. In response, GCommerce decided to incorporate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into its foundational "Cultural Pillars."
The company didn't stop there. Formalizing DEI as a culture pillar was an important first step, but GCommerce was looking to make an impact, both within the company and the community.
And that is how the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Study Group was formed.
At the onset, the team drafted a charter to guide the goals, strategies, and desired outcomes of the group. Now, 6 months after establishing the study group, the company presents a recap of the work that has been done and the outcomes it has generated.