Last year, The Nature Conservancy’s Global HR Systems and Data team shared how they work to capture, analyze, and showcase a vast amount of self-reported data to paint a picture who we are as an organization with regard to age, experience level, socioeconomic background, race, country of origin, sexual orientation, neurocapability, and other demographics.
In the year since, the team has developed a People Dashboard that will further support TNC’s efforts to build a more diverse and equitable workforce by providing at-a-glance DEI data in the form of Work Composition maps. The example below offers a snapshot of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) metrics for TNC’s staff across the globe.
Where in the world are TNC staff?
“To make the best decisions, it’s imperative to have precise, accurate, timely, and trackable data. But data is only useful if it’s accessible, and that’s why making data available is a commitment to accountability. I’m happy to see TNC embracing dashboards as a way to share data, and I cannot wait to see what we accomplish together.”
— Lesley Wilson, Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (GDEI) Systems and Data Specialist
Systems & Data Specialist, TNC Global
Lesley supports the Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team with a focus on analyzing and delivering data insights and reports for employees, donors, suppliers, recruiting, and employee resource groups at TNC. Prior to joining the Conservancy, Lesley worked in data analysis in the geophysics and law enforcement industries.
Lesley lives in rural central Texas and enjoys yoga, sci-fi novels, video games, and looking at the stars. She earned a bachelor’s degree in math and computer science from the University of Texas at Tyler and a master’s degree in forensic science and criminal justice from the University of Houston-Victoria.
I have worked in data analysis for most of my career. I am grateful to be here at TNC now, at an organization that works to take care of our lands and waters and people! I am new to DEIJ, and I’ve learned so much in my time at TNC already. I’ve met so many passionate people here at TNC, and I’m lucky to be working with them to ensure that all of our voices are heard.
To make the best decisions, it’s imperative to have precise, accurate, timely, and trackable data. But data is only useful if it’s accessible, and that’s why making data available is a
commitment to accountability. I’m happy to see TNC embracing dashboards as a way to share
Working with the ERGs has been such a pleasure—I’ve enjoyed meeting so many who are just as enthusiastic about data as I am, and I cannot wait to see what we’ll accomplish together. I am beyond thrilled to have the People Dashboard published; this has been a massive team effort.
Shoutout to my project partners, Geena Levy and Tito Rinaldo, and to Ashley Craighill and Michael Brown for all the Power BI support and wisdom. Thank you to all our beta testers as
well—this project has been totally transformed by your thoughtful feedback. I couldn’t be prouder of our work!