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Diversity & Inclusion in Atlanta: A Benchmark Report

Diversity and inclusion in Atlanta – What Works and What We Need to Do to Thrive

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Atlanta, our North America hometown, is home to some of the country’s best businesses for diversity. This year, we set out to understand how Atlanta’s corporate leaders can take diversity and inclusion (D&I) to the next level in the workplace. Over the past months, we rallied Atlanta senior business leaders from First Data, Google Fiber, Amazon Web Services, UPS, Cardlytics, the Atlanta Hawks, the Woodruff Arts Center, the Technology Association of Georgia and more, to discuss the future of diversity and inclusion in Atlanta. 

Sage commissioned a study to understand what’s working and where the opportunities lie for corporate Atlanta to take diversity and inclusion to the next level. Here’s what we learned: 

  1. We need better data and metrics related to workforce diversity and a standardized set of KPIs
  2. We need more honest and open dialogue around D&I policies/priorities and the exchange of best practices
  3. We need stronger corporate-city partnerships to drive the acquisition of more diverse talent and tackle local issues that impact equality

Here are more learnings from the study: 

Atlanta's D&I Landscape     What We Found


A Few Bright Spots     Looking to the Future

We would like to thank the following companies and organizations for their contribution to the report: 


Morris Manning & Martin, LLP     Hierarchy

Resurgens Atlanta     Welcoming Atlanta - Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs     Southern Company     Technology Association of Georgia     The Woodruff Arts Center

VM Ware     card lytics     Amazon Web Services     State Farm Arena

Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club     First Data     UPS     CHEP A Brambles Company     Welcoming America Building a Nation of Neighbors

Google Fiber     AIRBUS AERIAL     Microsoft

Women's Chamber of Commerce     Atlanta Business League DIEU    RCIE     Georgia Chamber

Warner Fuller Consulting, LLC     WEI     Harland Clarke