Diversity & Inclusion
Carnival Corporation & plc embraces and values diversity and inclusion. It is reflected in our people, our brands, our ports of call, and our customers. It is who we are and part of our DNA.
"Diversity is a business imperative. The key to innovation is diversity of thinking… having people from different backgrounds and different cultural experiences who are organized around a common objective are far more likely to create breakthrough innovation than a homogenous group. That same diversity of thinking is a powerful advantage."
Arnold W. Donald, President & CEO, Carnival Corporation & plc
Below are some of our partner organizations. We encourage you to get to know them by visiting their websites.
Catalyst is the leading nonprofit organization with a mission to expand opportunities for women and business. We are dedicated to creating more inclusive workplaces where employees representing every dimension of diversity can thrive.
We act as a catalyst through our pioneering research, our tools and services, our events, and our Awards. Together, our offerings raise awareness of how diversity benefits today’s global businesses, and provide guidance on how to enact real change.
We invite women, men, and organizations to join with us in building the inclusion that will make business, society, and lives change for the better.
EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP COUNCIL (ELC)
ELC is a national organization comprised of current and former African-American CEOs and senior executives at Fortune 500 and equivalent companies. For more than 25 years, the ELC has worked to build an inclusive business leadership pipeline and to empower African-American corporate leaders to make significant and impactful contributions in the global marketplace and their communities.
With more than 500 members, one-third of them women, In 2011, the ELC aligned around its five-year strategic goals to increase the number of African Americans serving in CEO positions and those one and two levels below by a net addition of at least one per Fortune 500 company and to increase the number of seats held by African Americans on the boards of publicly traded companies by 200. These aspirations will help advance innovation and the competitiveness of corporations, ensuring the long-term success of communities by bringing diverse thinking to the decision-making table.
HISPANIC ASSOCIATION ON CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY (HACR)
HACR's mission is to advance the inclusion of Hispanics in Corporate America at a level commensurate with our economic contributions. To that end, HACR focuses on four areas of corporate responsibility and market reciprocity: Employment, Procurement, Philanthropy, and Governance.
The HACR Research Institute (Institute) is the research arm of HACR. The Institute is devoted to objective research, analysis, and publication of Hispanic-related issues in Corporate America. The Institute primarily focuses its research on HACR’s four pillars.
With a focus on leadership and executive education, HACR offers programs targeted at Fortune 500 board members, senior management leaders, and young, high potential executives. The HACR Annual Symposium features an array of panels and conversations, with some of our community’s most prominent subject matter experts.
HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN (HRC)
Founded in 1980, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) advocates on behalf of LGBT Americans, mobilizes grassroots actions in diverse communities, invests strategically to elect fair-minded individuals to office and educates the public about LGBT issues.
The HRC is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.
The HRC logo is one of the most recognizable symbols of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. It has become synonymous with the fight for equal rights for LGBT Americans. The logo – unveiled in the fall of 1995 — helped usher in a new era for the organization, which had previously been known as the Human Rights Campaign Fund. The new name and logo reflected the wider goals and influence of the organization, which grew in strength to now spread the message of equality to every corner of the country.
LEADERSHIP EDUCATION FOR ASIAN PACIFICS (LEAP)
Envisioned as a vehicle to develop future leaders, LEAP is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to achieve full participation and equality for Asian and Pacific Islanders (APIs) through leadership, empowerment, and policy. LEAP works to meet its mission by: Developing people, because leaders are made, not born; Informing society, because leaders know the issues; and Empowering communities, because leaders are grounded in strong, vibrant communities. Unmatched in vision and scope, LEAP offers leadership training and programs, publishes leadership research and conducts community education to advance a comprehensive strategy of API empowerment. With 34 years of experience, LEAP has delivered over 2,700 leadership development programs, workshops, and presentations to over 125,000 participants across the country.