Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at Shorelight is woven into the fabric of our corporate strategy and mission to Educate the World. Comprised of a committee of dedicated team members, Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), and senior leadership, DEI creates strategic accountability and a dedicated focus on ensuring every stakeholder feels welcome, respected, and valued.
Who We Are
Our DEI subcommittees and affinity groups empower employees to create a welcoming, respectful, and supportive cross-cultural work environment.
Curriculum & Awareness
Supports an inclusive workplace through trainings and resources to help bring awareness of DEI issues to all stakeholders.
Education, Engagement, & Accountability
Employees can share experiences and identify bias while holding ourselves accountable to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our community.
Hiring, Retention, & Advancement
Promotes equitable and inclusive practices throughout the organization, leading to a diverse and empowered workforce.
Organization & Activism
Encourages employee participation across DEI focus areas with guidance for personal, business, and community opportunities.
Our Student Impact
Enrolled international students address the unique needs of prospective students across our campuses, through the application process and into the first year.
Pre-Arrival Counseling & Orientations
International students receive travel, cultural, and social support so they are prepared to succeed — in class and beyond — once on campus.
International Education Week (IEW)
Held annually in November, International Education Week celebrates the many values and benefits of bringing culturally diverse perspectives to US university campuses.
Shorelight aims to incorporate DEI principles across the organization. Our ongoing efforts are primarily achieved through:
Inform stakeholders of DEI related activities in a timely, consistent, and engaging way.
Business Impact & Influence
Provide actionable insights that grow our business and create a community of trust.
Geo & Ethnocentric Strategy
Identify regional representatives to promote DEI strategy.
Resources & Training
Develop DEI-focused trainings to enrich internal and external stakeholders.
Get to know Shorelight’s employees around the world.
As a People Partner for MENA, South America, and Southeast Asia, Ahmed advocates for a more DEI-aware and responsible Shorelight.
Yi, co-chair of Shorelight’s AAPI Employee Resource Group, was born and raised in China, then came to the US to pursue her master’s in TESOL. She joined Shorelight in 2016 as a student services advisor and was promoted several times within her tenure to become the student services director at Auburn Global.
McCahl is the assistant academic director at LSU Global and co-chair of Shorelight’s global wellness employee committee (GLOW). She works with international students, encouraging excellence in education, while promoting positive mental health for students and coworkers.
Daisy Launches the Vietnamese Student Association at Gonzaga University
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Cleveland State Global Values International Students’ Mental Health
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