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2nd annual list recognizes 147 private companies that put purpose before profit; The Diversity Movement powers workplace excellence via diversity, equity, and inclusion

[Raleigh, NC], December 7, 2021 – The Diversity Movement has helped 90+ companies power workplace excellence through a suite of employee experience applications that personalizes diversity, equity, and inclusion and delivers real world business outcomes. From its digital learning and expert client services to expertly-created and curated content, the company utilizes a data-driven approach that is focused on results. 

In recognition of its efforts to go above and beyond for its clients, leading to a positive impact on lives, communities, and society, The Diversity Movement has been named to the Inc. 2021 Best in Business list in the DE&I Advocacy category. 

“DEI conversations are challenging, and our clients appreciate that we meet them where they are on the journey,” said Donald Thompson, chief executive officer and co-founder, The Diversity Movement. “By creating innovative products like our MicroVideo digital learning platform, expert consulting support, and world-class content, we are rapidly changing the modern workplace by solving real-time, real-world challenges.”

Inc.’s Best in Business Awards, which can be found in the Winter issue of Inc. magazine (on newsstands December 14), recognizes small- and medium-size privately-held American businesses that have had an outstanding influence on their communities, their industries, the environment, or society as a whole.

Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc., says, “What began for us during the pandemic as an effort to showcase companies that were helping the community has grown into a recognition of social, environmental, and economic impact. The companies on this year’s list are changemakers with heart – and they’re pouring the best of their business into the people and communities around them.”

Rather than relying on quantitative criteria tied to sales or funding, Inc.’s editors reviewed the companies’ achievements over the past year and noted how they made a positive difference in the world. They then selected honorees in more than 49 different industries – from finance to software to engineering to fashion, and more – and in age-based and revenue-based categories. The applicant pool was extremely competitive, with around 2,700 entries and an acceptance rate in the low single digits – a huge success for these honors in the list’s second year. Honorees for gold, silver, bronze, and general excellence across industries and categories are featured online at

About Inc. Media

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across various channels, including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the Inc. 5000 allows these founders a chance to engage with their peers in an exclusive community with the credibility to help drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit

About The Diversity Movement

The Diversity Movement offers an employee experience application suite that personalizes DEI for your organization and delivers real-world business outcomes. Our productized DEI journey is built on digital learning tools and content, conversational AI, and analytics. A key offering is our MicroVideo library, a learning platform created to scale DEI learning across the organization. We power scalable and sustainable workplace excellence via a data-driven approach focused on business results. 

Our team of experts provides a customized mix of online learning, tools, events, and consulting services that help our partners create future-focused, employee-centered cultures, and better business outcomes. Join the movement at


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