Our experience is that many people think of diversity as about being solely about gender and/or ethnicity, when in fact true diversity is about so much more and relates to traits that you can’t necessarily ‘see’.
Millions of people of all ages in the US alone deal with alcoholism and/or drug addiction. That is a lot of people, many of whom have extensive experience and knowledge in their fields.
There are many benefits to increasing diversity in any workplace. Companies that employ a diverse workforce experience 35% higher financial returns than the national average.