We at GBBR have an IDEA that everyone has a seat at the table regardless of what makes us unique.
This resource is designed to assist real estate brokerages, agents, and industry professionals in implementing principles
of diversity, equity, and inclusion in their everyday practices.
IDEA is comprised of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility.

Inclusion: Bringing historically excluded individuals and/or groups into processes, activities, and decision/policy making.
•  Inclusion is not simply tolerance; it is the intentional, unquestioned acceptance of all customers, clients, agents and employees.

Diversity: The presence of a wide range of differences within a group. This includes but is not limited to race, familial status, nationality, color, religion, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), and disability.
•  Success in diversity is when your organization reflects the entire community it serves.

Equity: The guarantee of fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all while striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of some groups.
•  Equity is not the same as equality, but adjusting to meet individual needs so the outcome is equal.

Accessibility: The commitment to providing tools, resources and information to everyone with respect to their unique abilities and diverse needs.
•  Accessibility encompasses how organizations intentionally design and/or redesign to accommodate the characteristics of each individual.

While DIVERSITY is inviting everyone to the dance, INCLUSION is being asked to dance, EQUITY is making sure everyone has dance shoes that fit, and ACCESSIBILITY is making sure they can all get in!

Download the GBBR IDEA resource brochure in its entirety
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GBBR IDEA brochure

The GBBR IDEA Committee is committed to ensuring that equity and justice are incorporated within the day-to-day practice of real estate amongst our members. This committee meets monthly.  If you are interested in joining our efforts, contact Jenifer League, Vice President of Operations at GBBR.

A DEI Library has been established at the GBBR office. Members interested in perusing or borrowing the resources available, or joining our DEI Book Club can call (410) 337-7200 for more information.  We are also happy to receive donations of books and resources, as well!