Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) is a business imperative for Sony. What does D&I mean to you, and how do you relate to this on your day-to-day job?
Recognition, acceptance, and engagement are what D&I mean to me. Coupled with that, it also means not just recognizing the differences of employee groups, but also the similarities. I believe that some companies have the idea that D&I is only about building diversity, but for companies that are already diverse, D&I should also be used to engage and celebrate the various communities of the organization.
I relate this to my job because I work with people of multiple backgrounds/ethnicities/interests and I definitely see this as a benefit. If I am working on a project that is targeting a certain audience, it is helpful to have someone who can give a perspective that I may not have. A diverse group participating in a brainstorm or ideation can be extremely valuable to the overall success of the project.