Diversity has always been a core value of Peabody, but it isn’t just an issue of sexual orientation, race, or gender; it’s an ever-evolving term.

For Peabody, defining diversity goes well beyond simple demographics. While diversity has traditionally referred to categories like race and gender, we’ve realized a need to consider a broader range of factors from age and sexual orientation to disabilities and mental health. Diversity encompasses all aspects of the human experience, from age, culture, skills, and life experience.

Peabody openly welcomes individuals of all races, ages, genders, gender identities, sexual orientations, creeds, national origins, and individuals with disabilities. We take great pride in how our residents, clients, and team members elevate their communities through thoughtful consideration of diversity initiatives. And, just as we have in the past, we will continue to stand with our members, partners, employees, and communities as we all work to understand and overcome bias.

Meet Peabody’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

Co-Chairs

Krystal
Abraham
David

Members

Lee
Patricia
Kate
Laurie
Alan
Whitney
Sheryl
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Our Mission Statement

At Peabody, we believe that we are “Stronger Together.” The mission of our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee is to create and ensure an environment of respect, humility, and equity for all. We provide the stable foundation that guides our team, cultivating growth, development, leadership, and creating a unified culture that celebrates everyone’s identity.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Defined at Peabody

Diversity

DIVERSITY is employees’ characteristics that make them unique, including a person’s lived experience. Diversity may include, but is not limited to, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, language, ability, age, religious commitment, or political perspective.

Value Statements for Diversity:

  • Honoring our diversity by acknowledging, respecting, and empowering it.
  • The conscious decision to be an ally to others regardless of our differences.
  • To seek awareness and become knowledgeable of a person’s lived experience and unique characteristics contributing to their identity.
Equity

EQUITY exists when each team member has transparent access to resources to achieve their individual goals and support exploring their unrealized potential. Team members will have fair and just access to opportunities to meet required expectations.

Value Statements for Equity:

  • Transparent access for every team member to develop and grow within the organization.
  • Cultivating individual growth with the proper support, resources, and opportunities.
  • Seek out, and foster skills and talents team members bring beyond their core responsibility within the organization.
Inclusion

INCLUSION occurs when all employees are treated with dignity and feel belonging and consideration. Every employee feels valued, affirmed, and included with their unique identities. Inclusion exists when all employees are welcomed to the table and their contributions matter.

Value Statements for Inclusion:

  • Intentionally seeking different perspectives and points of view to contribute to organizational decisions.
  • Great ideas come from all employees regardless of position and titles.
  • We are committed to our unique differences. We embrace the challenges of continuous improvement by learning from each other and adapting to our changing world.