Diversity Builder’s Mission
To enhance workplace culture by advancing equity, inclusion, and engagement through training and consulting.
How It Started
Diversity Builder, Inc. was founded in 2003 with the mission of building an inclusive business and healthcare environment for members of marginalized groups seeking services. The diversity directory was the first of its kind to encompass every state in the nation. Each state includes businesses and physicians who agree to be inclusive regardless of the client’s background.
In 2004, Diversity Builder began receiving calls from businesses that had located the directory and wanted information on how to improve their company’s inclusivity in the workplace. As a result, Diversity Builder formed its training and consulting division to equip organizations and staff with knowledge and strategies to establish a thriving workplace culture.
Workplace Training Division with Focus on D&I
Thus the training branch of Diversity Builder was launched. Diversity Builder began providing individual and group onsite training courses, including diversity and inclusion, cultural competence, leadership excellence, collaboration across organizational boundaries, resolving unconscious bias, sexual harassment and bullying prevention, team building, interpersonal and effective communication, managerial and new supervisor training, conflict resolution, ADA and EEOC training, and much more.
First LGBTQI-Owned Training Company Certified as LGBTBE
In 2005, the NGLCC (National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce) announced Diversity Builder, Inc. as the first diversity training corporation to receive its supplier diversity certification. The NGLCC is the exclusive certifying body for LGBTQI-owned (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, and Intersex) businesses and entrepreneurs.
Training options evolved and now include in-person group training, individual and group training via webinar and remote online coaching, or online training courses.
Internet Marketing Branch Begins: SEO SEM
Soon after the inclusive directory went live, DiversityBuilder.com was listed in the top 2% websites on the internet. This was due to internet marketing tactics put in place to promote our clients. The high ranking and immediate referrals through the business listings were quickly noticed. A number of the businesses listed in the directory contacted Diversity Builder to find out how to improve their own websites and rankings.
The company founders realized that through the process of building the Diversity Builder website, they had acquired a skill that was needed in the business community, so she decided to begin offering her internet marketing services to other businesses in the area.
The digital marketing division of Diversity Builder was formed and quickly grew. Diversity Builder currently provides internet marketing services to over 50 businesses, locally and nationwide. Services provided include search engine optimization, reputation management, local link building, local Google listing promotion, email campaigns, pay per click services, social media management, and much more.
One thing that sets Diversity Builder apart from other internet marketing companies, is that we customize plans for our clients. No two businesses are the same and therefore their online marketing plan should differ. With Diversity Builder, no contract is required. We are accountable to our clients on a monthly basis. Instead of a contract, work is completed on a month to month basis and detailed reporting of client results are provided every month. This allows clients to review their return on investment regularly and adjust their plan as needed to meet their current goals, rather than being locked into a one size fits all contract.
Diversity Builder’s Vision: Inclusion
Diversity Builder advocates the advancement of inclusive practices, respect for all persons, and the elimination of discrimination.
Diversity Inclusion Policy – Diversity Builder embraces diversity and partners with businesses that agree to welcome and respect all customers, regardless of race, creed, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, minority status, HIV status, ethnicity, pregnancy and/or physical appearance.
Diversity Builder supports supplier diversity and engages diverse companies in its work. If you are interested in becoming a vendor with Diversity Builder, please contact us and share your vision of how you wish to contribute to the team. We seek to work with vendors who are WBE, MBE, LGBTBE, VBE, SDVBE, and/or BEPD.
Diversity Builder is committed to providing welcoming vendors to citizens of diverse backgrounds. See our national diversity directory for a list of physicians, attorneys, and companies who have agreed to welcome all.
Diversity Builder trainers are from diverse backgrounds including varying races, national origins, genders, and sexual orientations. Diversity Builder believes that including different perspectives within our training team heightens our innovation and sets us apart in the service to the customer.