Global diversity & inclusion
Global Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Pearson is built on our unwavering belief that diversity makes Pearson a more innovative and creative company. We seek talent with different perspectives and experiences and harness ideas to better understand and meet the needs of all learners throughout the world.
D&I, a center of expertise within Human Resources, works collaboratively with business units across Pearson to grow and support a diverse, creative, and engaged workforce empowered to shape company culture and imagine and deliver inclusive learning products and services.
D&I provides strategic leadership on employee training, facilitation of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), and cultivation of a company culture that attracts and retains top talent. It operates on a global scale, ensuring that diversity and inclusion principles are integrated into business processes and practices, and that Pearson employees feel supported, heard, and valued.
Equally importantly, we embrace regional and local cultural considerations across our work in the many markets where Pearson operates, serves learners, or has a footprint.
Our D&I efforts are focused on three primary areas: our people, our culture, and our learners through an approach that pivots on the workforce, the workplace and the marketplace.
- An inclusive employer of choice for the world’s talent.
- Building a culture of innovation and learning where every idea and perspective is valued and the principles of diversity and inclusion are integrated into all business processes and practices.
- Fostering closer relationships with our customers and learners by ensuring that our people and products reflect who we are and whom we serve.
- Developing inclusive products, solutions, and services for our customers across the globe.
Global diversity & inclusion council
Pearson’s Global Diversity & Inclusion Council, chaired by our CEO, John Fallon, is the governing body for Pearson Diversity & Inclusion. Through close collaboration across the businesses, enabling functions, and geographies, the Council helps to advance a strategic D&I agenda company-wide.
Diversity & inclusion advocates
Global Diversity & Inclusion Advocates are full-time Pearson employees who apply for and are selected to help implement global D&I principles in their local offices. These passionate individuals care deeply about D&I issues and about helping Pearson make continuous improvements to our business practice and culture.
Employee resource groups
Pearson’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are voluntary, employee-created and -led teams made up of colleagues who join together because of shared interests, characteristics, and/or life experiences. These groups, with chapters located around the world, are aligned with Pearson’s mission, values, and business goals, and are an integral part of our company culture.
Pearson ERGs help individuals advance their careers through networking, mentoring, and professional development. On an institutional level, they foster company improvements, encourage innovation, increase employee engagement, and enhance the company culture. ERGs help make Pearson into a place that attracts and retains top talent as well as a company that develops business products and services that are accessible to and inclusive of all learners.