Lens of Equity

2023 Summit Event

The first annual Lens of Equity Summit was held on Thursday, May 18, 2023 at the McGavick Conference Center in Lakewood. Presented by the Pierce County Community Engagement Task Force (powered by WorkForce Central), the conference provided tangible tools and information on how to build healthy DEAI frameworks for organizations, leadership, individuals, workplaces, and our community.

Featuring keynote speakers, presentations and workshops, and educational resources, the summit showed how organizations, businesses, and individuals can be action-oriented in implementing equity work in Pierce County. Rather than having a more general or generic discussion, the Lens of Equity Summit focused on specific and actionable steps you can take starting tomorrow to truly implement DEAI work and effect greater change.

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Thank you to our 2023 Summit Sponsors

2021 Lens of Equity Mini Series

Re-Watch the Mini-Series

In 2021, the Pierce County Community Engagement Task Force held the Lens of Equity Mini-Series, a four-part virtual series focusing on the four components of an equitable organization: People, Policy, Practice, and Promotion. The series covered how promoting Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion (DEAI) in an organization can serve the community, increase access, and foster growth, showing the importance of putting DEAI at the forefront of what we do.

Part One


The importance of organizational culture with the people in the center.

Part Two


How to put DEAI in the center of an organization’s daily processes.

Part Three


Addressing current policy and procedures to ensure your organization has equitable and inclusive practices.

Part Four


Highlighting organizations that are in the process of placing DEAI in their current practices.