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DEI Pledge

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Pledge at GGA Dwarf Goat Yoga

As the CEO of GGA Dwarf Goat Yoga, I am committed to championing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in every facet of our organization. We pride ourselves on being a 100% minority-owned company, focused on enriching the lives of our community through the unique blend of animal-assisted therapy and yoga.

Our Commitment

Our mission is not just about promoting mental health and well-being; it’s also about creating a space where every individual—be it an employee, customer, or partner—feels valued, respected, and heard.

Representation

We celebrate our current staff demographics of 15% white, 54% black, and 31% Asian as a testament to our diverse work environment. Yet, we acknowledge that diversity isn’t a destination but a journey, and we are committed to continually attracting a wider array of talents from different ethnic backgrounds, genders, sexual orientations, abilities, and experiences.

Equity

We strive to provide equal opportunities for growth, recognition, and advancement for all our employees. We will continue to examine and revise our policies, ensuring that they are not just fair in intent but equitable in impact.

Inclusion

Our goal is to cultivate an environment where all feel safe to be their authentic selves, without fear of judgment or reprisal. We are committed to open dialogue and education, fostering a culture of respect and collaboration.

Accessibility

We acknowledge that wellness should be accessible to all. As part of our pledge, we will work toward making our yoga sessions, therapy programs, and community outreach events as inclusive and accessible as possible.

Action Plan

  1. Immediate Training: Mandatory DEI training for all employees within the next quarter.
  2. Transparent Reporting: Annual DEI progress report will be made public to allow our stakeholders to hold us accountable.
  3. Leadership Accountability: Senior management will be responsible for the implementation and oversight of DEI initiatives.
  4. Community Outreach: Strengthen our partnerships with local organizations that align with our DEI goals, including but not limited to mental health advocacy groups, educational institutions, and non-profits focused on social justice.
  5. Inclusive Marketing: We will continue to feature diverse representation in our marketing and promotional materials.

Ongoing Efforts

We will regularly assess our efforts, inviting third-party evaluations and conducting internal surveys to gauge the effectiveness of our DEI initiatives.

I invite everyone—employees, customers, and partners—to join us in this important journey. Together, we can create a more equitable, inclusive, and diverse world, one dwarf goat yoga session at a time.

Sincerely,

Bdon Matthews
CEO, GGA Dwarf Goat Yoga

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