We value diversity and inclusion

At Pearson, we believe in the power of difference. Harnessing the unique skills, perspectives, and backgrounds of every employee helps us foster innovation and create the most effective solutions for learners around the world.

That’s why we’re committed to ensuring that diversity and inclusion are embedded into everything we do. We foster a work environment that’s inclusive and diverse — and where our people can be themselves — so we can reflect the customers and learners we serve.

Who we are

Global diversity and inclusion is a center of expertise within Human Resources. Though the team is led by a Senior Vice President & Global Lead for Diversity & Inclusion and a Senior Advisor, we believe that every Pearson colleague is a Diversity & Inclusion practitioner. Whatever your role at Pearson, you are integral to ensuring that all of our colleagues are valued and included in our organizational work.

To ensure that we have scalable, sustainable impact, our team functions as a global network. In addition to our dedicated D&I staff, we manage a team of Global Diversity & Inclusion Advocates. The Advocates are full-time Pearson employees who apply for and are selected to help implement global D&I principles in their local businesses and offices. We also facilitate the work of employee resource groups (ERGs) globally.

Our goals

Our Diversity & Inclusion efforts are focused on three primary areas: our people, our culture, and our learners. We strive to embed D&I principles into all business processes and practices.

We seek to:

  • Attract top talent by being broadly viewed as an inclusive employer
  • Build a culture of innovation and learning where every idea and perspective is valued
  • Build close relationships with our customers and learners
  • Ensure that our people and products reflect who we are and whom we serve
  • Develop inclusive products, services, and solutions — such as Be Gender Intelligent — for our customers

Employee Resource Groups

Pearson’s employee resource groups (ERGs) give employees opportunities for networking, increased engagement, professional development, and mentorship, and also to contribute to Pearson’s business goals.

ERGs consist of colleagues around the world who join Pearson’s efforts to embed diversity and inclusion into all aspects of our business. Every ERG has a clear mission, charter, and by-laws and is facilitated by our D&I team.

Current ERGs include:

  • Generation Pearson
  • Pearson Able
  • Pearson Bold
  • Pearson Latino Network
  • Pearson Parents
  • Pearson Spectrum
  • Pearson Veterans
  • Women in Learning & Leadership

Learning Opportunities

Pearson offers training and learning opportunities on a range of issues such as Diversity Awareness & Harassment Prevention, Fast Thinking: How Unconscious Bias Can Slow Our Business, and Navigating Generational Differences at Work.  

Awards & Recognition

Pearson is the proud recipient of several awards that recognize our commitment to inclusion.

Corporate Equality Index

For three consecutive years, Pearson received a perfect score on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workplace equality in the U.S., making our company a designated Best Place To Work for LGBT colleagues and allies.

Dave Thomas Foundation’s Top 100 Adoption-Friendly Workplaces

In the US, Pearson was awarded a spot on the Dave Thomas Foundation’s list of the Top 100 Adoption-Friendly Workplaces in 2014 & 2015. The Foundation’s list measures benefits offered to adoptive families as well as workplace culture, and allowing for time for adoptive parent/employees to adjust to their new families.

WorldatWork Alliance for Work-Life Progress Seal of Distinction

In 2015, Pearson was awarded the WorldatWork Work-Life Seal of Distinction, which recognizes employers who demonstrate leadership in creating a culture that supports employees at work and at home.

Iowa Corridor Business Journal (CBJ) Best Diversity Workplace Strategy

In 2015, the Iowa Corridor Business Journal (CBJ) selected Pearson as the recipient of its 2015 Workforce Award in the category of Best Diversity Workplace Strategy.

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