The unique traits that individuals possess. It can be understood in two general ways: Inherent diversity, for example: race, gender, sexual orientation, or disability and acquired diversity, for example: diversity of thought, cross-cultural communication, language, or social skills.
Equity is an approach that ensures everyone has access to the same opportunities. Equity recognizes that we don’t all start from the same place because advantages and barriers exist. It’s a process that acknowledges uneven starting places and seeks to correct the imbalance.