Along with 2,200 other CEOs, Magic Leap CEO Peggy Johnson has joined CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion. In an effort to further strengthen our commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) at Magic Leap, Johnson signed the pledge to commit to supporting an inclusive workplace.
CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion aims to rally the business community to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. The CEO pledge outlines a specific set of actions the signatory CEOs will take to foster a trusting environment where all ideas are welcomed, and where employees feel comfortable and empowered to have discussions about diversity and inclusion.
The four main pledge commitments include 1) cultivating trusting workplaces that are supported and encouraged to have complex, and sometimes difficult, conversations; 2) implementing and/or expanding unconscious bias education; 3) sharing best -- and unsuccessful --practices; and 4) creating and sharing strategic inclusion and diversity plans with the board of directors (or equivalent governing bodies).
Magic Leap has a demonstrated commitment to building and empowering a diverse team of highly talented individuals and fostering an inclusive culture, through values of unity, innovation, and user centricity. For instance, as one of few women CEOs in the industry, Johnson believes in empowering women technologists and believes her peers have the expertise, experience, and potential to lead. She is also active in Magic Leap’s Women’s Inclusion Network, where she inspires members through interactive fireside chats and professional conferences, and offers guidance on overcoming gender barriers and biases.
Since joining Magic Leap as CEO, Johnson has made DEIB a cornerstone of our learning and development program, and established accountability goals across the executive management team. Recently, she helped create and launch a company-wide DEIB e-learning course that highlights the importance of fostering an inclusive culture at Magic Leap. Additionally, Johnson has put her mark on Magic Leap’s Fellowship program, which is designed to recruit, develop, and mentor underrepresented talent. This program provides post-graduate fellowship opportunities to women and racially underrepresented individuals in engineering as interns with a track to full-time positions.
Going forward, Magic Leap will continue these initiatives, in addition to auditing and upleveling our talent attraction and total rewards practices, ensuring an inclusive design of our product, and bias disruption and inclusive leadership development training for all employees. And, as a part of the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion coalition, Magic Leap can receive access to a variety of resources to support action and progress in the DEIB space and allow us to collaborate with others in the business community to drive change in the workplace.