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Diversity & Inclusion at PPIC

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Our Commitment

One of California’s greatest strengths – and a source of inspiration for our nation – is the incredible diversity of its population. As a think tank seeking to improve the lives of Californians, PPIC relies on a broad array of perspectives and experiences to make our work more relevant, more effective, and more valuable.

PPIC is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. We actively encourage and support career development for employees with a broad range of backgrounds. At the same time, we know we can always do better: we work continually to improve our organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion. In accordance with our values, we are transparent about staffing and about our ongoing DEI efforts.

The following interactive provides a snapshot of our staff as of March 1, 2023.

NOTES: Figures for PPIC staff are based on data from an employee self-identification questionnaire completed by PPIC employees, along with birthdate information collected for personnel recordkeeping. Figures for working-age Californians (age 21­–64) are based on data from the 2021 American Community Survey. Race and gender categories are aligned with the federal government’s guidelines for workforce reporting. Native American includes Alaska Natives; Pacific Islander includes Native Hawaiians. Latino staff of any race are grouped together, and we display gender in a binary manner (male/female) because of the way that data is currently collected. We rely on the Pew Research Center’s generational categories.