Part I: Research
Students will research the topic of equity and inclusion in the fashion industry (other industries
may be included but must be approved). The research should focus on how companies have developed
specific initiatives relating to managing diversity and fostering an environment of inclusion and equity for
Part II: Supporting Documentation for the assignment
All sources must be reputable (see link in Blackboard for a list of reputable sources). Other sources can be
used but they must be reputable.
All sources, including any of the ones that are provided in the DEI assignment folder, must be properly
sourced using APA citation style. Any citations in the written body of the work must be correctly cited
using APA in-text citations. See APA Citations in Blackboard.
Part III: Written Assignment
Complete a written report for each topic noted below. Diagrams and visuals can be included but should
not take away from the quality of the content. Please use a creative title for the assignment that is
relevant to the topics.
Explain the concept of inclusion. Provide examples that demonstrates the issue for the industry. Discuss
two industry examples of specific companies and what the companies are doing to foster an environment
of inclusion in its workforce.
Explain the concept of equity. Provide examples that demonstrates the issue for the industry. Discuss two
industry examples of specific companies and what the companies are doing to foster an environment of
equity in its workforce.
Note: students may use the same company for more than one topic (DEI) but examples of what the
companies are doing must be specific to each topic. A minimum of three different companies must be
Assignment Requirements (reduction of 10 points in the grade is taken for not following format):
SafeAssign is used in this course and students are required to use SafeAssign when submitting the
assignments. Please see more information about SafeAssign on the Course Calendar Whats Due
When or in Kohans Bb Tips.
Assignments must be written in third person. This is a business course so refrain from using jargon,
acronyms, and incomplete sentences. All assignments are written from a business perspective so
use facts and examples to support your work and refrain from providing personal opinions (since
the assignment is being written by you, we know this is your view).
SUBMIT all written assignments into the drop-box using WORD or PDF ONLY. Links to shared drives
are not accepted. Emails with assignment attachments are not accepted.
Your typed assignment must have the following in the upper left corner; the assignment name, the
course number and the course name, the semester, your name, the date it is submitted, and the
Pages must be 1.5 spaced, using 10 to 12 size fonts, with page numbers and appropriately sized
References and sources used during your research/assignment must be included in your assignment
in APA format ONLY. All in-text citations, if used, must be in APA format. See Bb APA Citations.