Sepire Joins More Than 900 CEOs in Unprecedented Commitment to Advance Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Companies Have Shared more than 700 Actions That They Are Taking to Advance Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace

 Coalition Expands Reach and Impact into the Business Community

Burr Ridge, IL, January 20, 2020 – Sepire joins the growing coalition pledging to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. One of more than 900 CEOs that have come together for CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, Michelle Steinberg is committing herself and Sepire to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

By signing on to this commitment, Sepire is pledging to take action to cultivate a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected and where employees feel encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion. The collective of more than 800 signatories have already shared more than 700 best known actions, exchanging tangible learning opportunities and creating collaborative conversations via the initiative’s unified hub, CEOAction.com.

“Diversity and inclusion are difficult issues to navigate, but if we avoid constructive conversation about our differences, communication deteriorates and productivity suffers,” said Michelle Steinberg, CEO of Sepire. “I am proud that Sepire is committing to cultivating a work environment where employees can openly address challenges, present opportunities, and share perspectives.”

Organizations joining the pledge are taking a step towards effecting positive change. A diverse and inclusive workforce facilitates community, but also drives innovation and creativity. A recent study found that 85 percent of those surveyed reported that diversity is a key component to fostering innovation.

CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ is cultivating a new type of ecosystem centered around collaboration and sharing. The actions, available via CEOAction.com, showcase real-life examples of the open and transparent conversations to cultivate more diverse and inclusive workplace environments. The addition of new signatories expands the impact of this work beyond the office to communities and industries.

Sepire is one of aproximatley 150 signatories led by women CEOs. By joining together, we hope to lead critical conversations for women in the workplace and create a more diverse and inclusive environments. With 50.04% of the US workforce made up by women[1], we have the opportunity—and responsibility—to play a meaningful role in addressing and advancing such an important societal issue.

The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ is led by a steering committee of CEOs and leaders from Accenture, BCG, Deloitte US, The Executive Leadership Council, EY, General Atlantic, KPMG, New York Life, Procter & Gamble, and PwC. The coalition represents 85 industries, all 50 US States, and millions of employees globally.

To learn more about the pledge, visit CEOAction.com. The website serves as a hub for information sharing, idea generation, and program development. With more than 700 best known actions shared, companies that are not currently implementing the elements of the pledge can use it as an opportunity to learn from others that are already doing so. Learning from, and sharing, actions help companies drive greater engagement within their own programs, as well as mentor others on their journey.

 

About Sepire

Sepire, a WBENC-certified company, is an omnichannel communications company specializing in secure print and direct mail services. We are a technology-forward company delivering automation solutions in a highly secure environment, with comprehensive security certifications including SOC 2 and HIPAA. Our client facing portal, CompliChain™, provides real-time production reporting to our clients for ultimate transparency. Learn more at sepire.com.

 

About CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™

CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. Bringing together more than 800 CEOs of America’s leading organizations, the commitment outlines actions that participating companies pledge to take to cultivate a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected, employees feel comfortable and encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion, and where best known—and unsuccessful—actions can be shared across organizations. Learn more at CEOAction.com

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Steve Mahr, Chief Relationship Officer

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[1] Wall Street Journal, Women Overtake Men as Majority of U.S. Workforce, January 10, 2020