The Vibrant Index Initiative, a collaboration between Vibrant Pittsburgh and the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, drives diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) changes across industry and sector. The Vibrant Index identifies areas of success as well as what critical actions are needed to improve the practices, policies, and cultures of organizations in the Pittsburgh region. The Vibrant Index encourages companies to reflect on best practices while investigating opportunities to increase the impact of their DE&I efforts.
The Vibrant Index Initiative’s methodology and focus on the importance of policies and practices in building inclusive workspaces was refined through a targeted review by DE&I experts. Along with the Vibrant Pittsburgh Diversity Assessment Committee, our industry experts include researchers, data analysts, Human Resources professionals, and DE&I practitioners.
The Vibrant Index is designed to provide an annual snapshot of the best practices being utilized by employers in the Pittsburgh region. Each year, the Vibrant Index process captures how participating organizations are addressing DEI through their policies and workplace practices. The Vibrant Index supports participating organizations in identifying areas of responsibility, DEI strengths, and opportunities to create cultures of equity and inclusion.
The use of the “Vibrant Champions” name is an exclusive benefit for the companies that scored at or above the 95th percentile on the 2020 Diagnostic.
Each of the best practices included in the Diagnostic Tool was chosen based on research into diversity and inclusion, and the list was vetted by scholars in the field. They are broken into nine categories:
The use of the “Vibrant Champions” name is an exclusive benefit for the companies that scored at or above the 95th percentile on the 2019 Diagnostic.