Written by: Jason Browne
Santa is known for his gifts and home visits on Christmas Eve. He is known for his reindeer and elves. He is known for his outfit and his cookie eating. But one thing Santa is known little for, is his efforts in Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI).
On the December 1st, 2021, the International Association of Magical Happy Observations Holding on (I AM HO HO) determined after a detailed evaluation process to award Santa and the North Pole the Nobel Prize for Diversity Equity and Inclusion for his efforts in his community.
Here are a few of Santa’s accomplishments:
- All 7 continents are represented in the nine reindeer driving Santa’s sleigh
- Out of the 195 countries on the planet, 100% of them are represented in the elves hired by Santa
- 51% of the elves employed identify as female.
- 38% of the elves identify as being part of the LGBTQ community
- 22% of the elves identify as having a physical or cognitive disability
- Over 20 religions are represented in the elves hired by Santa
- Santa’s workshop has Alternative Complaint Systems to help mitigate retaliation and encourage open conversation
- Santa’s workshop is regularly test for Biased Technology to ensure the software used by all elves is suitable for all elves.
- No less than 51% of materials use to create Santa’s toys are supplied by minority-owned businesses
We reached out to Santa for comment, and since he is extremely busy we only received one statement, “Ho Ho Ho! – Happy Holidays!”
Congrats to Santa and the North Pole!