Diversity and Inclusion: Workforce demographics
As part of our commitment to transparency at Children's Health℠, we're taking a hard look at demographics among our entire workforce and across our leadership ranks. This will serve as a benchmark pinpointing where we are today, so that we can measure progress moving forward.
Overall diversity at Children’s Health℠
Let’s begin by looking at the demographics across the entire organization. Overall, women make up 79 percent and men make up 21 percent of our workforce. Our workforce’s largest racial demographic group is White, at 51 percent.
Diversity in leadership
As we look at the numbers of our workforce, we see that there are opportunities to increase diversity at the leadership level. Improving minority representation in leadership roles would bring diverse perspectives and viewpoints to bear on decision-making and would mean that the leadership at Children’s Health would more accurately reflect the patients and families we serve.
How representation intersects at key levels
For us to be truly impactful in our work across D&I, it’s important that we take an intersectional look at our workforce. With this approach, we examine the intersection of gender and race/ethnicity to understand the interconnected and overlapping nature of these categorizations, allowing us to recognize the impact of bias and inequity a person may face when they represent the intersection of both race and gender (e.g., African American + Female or Hispanic + Male).
As we look at the data below, there is a clear opportunity to improve underrepresented minorities among our leadership team. When the focus is tightened to Senior Leaders and Executives specifically, minority groups are largely underrepresented.
Notes on Data: Staff represents individual contributor job roles. Managers and Directors represent job roles of Manager. Director, and Senior Director. Senior Leaders and Executives represent job roles of Vice President, Senior Vice President. and Executive Vice President. The data reflect totals as of August 2019.