NABSA Explores Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging in the Workplace with Toolkit Contributors

On November 2nd, NABSA brought together organizations featured in the Building a Better Shared Micromobility Industry: Best Practices for More Diverse and Inclusive Workplaces toolkit for a roundtable event. During this event we discussed practices these organizations are implementing, their experiences making changes, and their recommendations to help make shared micromobility workplaces more diverse and inclusive. The participants were:

  • Laura Mallonee (Facilitator) – Membership & Engagement Director, NABSA
  • Tangier Barner Wright – Senior Partnership and Program Manager, PeopleForBikes. 
  • Julia Hamill – Program Manager for Everyone Rides Initiative, Hamilton Bike Share
  • Taylor MacVittie – Program Coordinator and DEI Committee Chair, Vancouver Bike Share
  • Doug McClintock – Executive Director, Red Bike
  • Waffiyyah Murray – Indego Program Manager, City of Philadelphia
  • Lena Pereira – Senior DEIJ Manager, Bicycle Transit Systems

Here are some takeaways from the discussion:

  • Prioritizing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) contributes to a thriving, inclusive workplace and holistically advances an organization’s mission.
  • When organizations foster an inclusive recruitment environment, it sets the stage for diverse talents to immediately feel seen, acknowledged, and valued.
  • Organizations that utilize inclusive hiring practices build diverse, innovative, and robust teams.
  • Listening to and learning from individuals in the organization is a key element in retention and helps to foster an environment that respects, supports, and values every member’s unique contributions.
  • Leadership’s commitment to DEIB principles can profoundly affect the organization’s entire workforce.
  • Prioritizing DEIB principles in the workplace enriches the working environment and aligns with the principles of shared micromobility while creating a workplace culture where people feel heard and seen.
  • Encouraging professional development opportunities ensures that every employee, irrespective of their identity or background, can access these opportunities and grow.
  • Tracking progress and measuring impact helps organizations take a pulse on where they are, where they have been, and where they are going with their DEIB initiatives and provides opportunities to explore areas of improvement and achievement. 
  • DEIB work is ongoing and constantly evolving. 

View the recording below to hear the full discussion and more insights from the participants themselves, explore the Building a Better Shared Micromobility Industry: Best Practices for More Diverse and Inclusive Workplaces toolkit here, and download and take the DEIB Self Assessment here

Thank you to our participants for sharing their exciting work and expert insights!