With beginnings in the United States, the National Diversity Council is the first non-profit organization to bring together the private, public and non-profit sectors to discuss the many dimensions and benefits of a multicultural environment. The success of the Texas Diversity Council (established in 2004) served as a catalyst for the National Diversity Council, launched in the fall of 2008. The council continued to flourish over the next 10 years and began hosting international events in 2015. By 2018, the Global Diversity Council was officially launched as the premier forum of international diversity efforts. The Global Diversity Council is a forerunner of community-based, international organizations that champion diversity and inclusion across the globe.
The vision of the Global Diversity Council (GDC) is to cultivate a worldwide network to advance diversity and inclusion and transform our work places and communities into inclusive environments where individuals are valued for their talents and empowered to reach their fullest potential.
The mission of the GDC is to be both a resource and an advocate for the value of diversity and inclusion. The GDC serves as a medium for international affiliates to foster an understanding of diversity and inclusion as a dynamic strategy for business success and community well-being through various initiatives.