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Our Belief

Everyone deserves to live in a society where they feel safe, respected, and protected. We don’t have all the answers right now, but what we do know is that we can help be part of the solution. Our goal is to listen and learn what it truly means to build and nurture a place of genuine inclusion and belonging, and be clear-eyed about what we need to commit to in order to move forward in a meaningful way.

Our Practice

Central to our mission is the principle that Greater Houston’s well-being depends on the well-being of each person in our community. We stand united with each of you to serve that principle, serve each other, and serve our community every day.


At the request of many United Way funded partners and other nonprofit partners, United Way is sharing these DEIB resources on our website for quick access. We believe that it is important to give voice to diverse points of view and provide support and information. Inclusion on this page does not reflect endorsement by United Way of Greater Houston.

Articles and Videos

Websites and Books

  • Websites

  • Books

    We Can’t Talk about That at Work! How to Talk about Race, Religion, Politics, and Other Polarizing Topics
    Mary-Frances Winters, 2017

    Better Allies: Everyday Actions to Create Inclusive, Engaging Workplaces
    Karen Catlin, 2019

    Dirty Diversity: A Practical Guide to Foster an Equitable and Inclusive Workplace for All
    Janice Z. Gassam, 2020

    Diversity at Work: The Practice of Inclusion
    Bernardo M. Ferdman

    How to Be an Inclusive Leader: Your Role in Creating Cultures of Belonging Where Everyone Can Thrive
    Jennifer Brown, 2019

    So You Want to Talk About Race
    Ijeoma Oluo, 2018

    Inclusion: Diversity, The New Workplace & The Will To Change
    Jennifer Brown, 2016

    Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People
    Mahzarin Banaji, 2013

    The Loudest Duck: Moving Beyond Diversity While Embracing Differences to Achieve Success at Work
    Laura Liswood, 2009

    The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business
    Erin Meyer, 2014

    The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table
    Minda Harts, 2019

    Inclusion Dividend: Why Investing in Diversity & Inclusion Pays Off
    Mark Kaplan, 2013

    Diversity in the Workplace: Eye-opening Interviews to Jumpstart Conversations about Identity, Privilege, and Bias
    Bärí A. Williams, 2020

    Inclusify: The Power of Uniqueness and Belonging to Build Innovative Teams
    Stefanie K. Johnson, 2020

    Success Through Diversity: Why the Most Inclusive Companies Will Win
    Carol Fulp, 2018

    Belonging: The Key to Transforming and Maintaining Diversity, Inclusion and Equality at Work
    Sue Unerman, 2020

    HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Diversity
    Sylvia Ann Hewlett, 2019

    Building an Inclusive Organization: Leveraging the Power of a Diverse Workforce
    Stephen Frost, 2019

    Inclusive Conversations: Fostering Equity, Empathy, and Belonging Across Differences
    Mary-Frances Winters, 2020

    Bridging Differences for Better Mentoring: Lean Forward, Learn, Leverage​
    Lisa Fain, 2020