Point B’s Mike Pongon Joins Coalition of CEOs Pledging Unprecedented Commitment to Advance Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Our goal is to be a place where every person – regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status – finds opportunity, acceptance, and ultimately, a home where they can be their true self.

SEATTLE February 14, 2018

Point B, Inc. Chief Executive Officer, Mike Pongon, has joined the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, a coalition of more than 350 CEOs that have come together to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. By signing up for this commitment, Point B, an integrated management consulting, venture investment, and real estate development firm, is pledging to take action to continue to cultivate a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected and where employees feel encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion.

CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ is cultivating a new type of ecosystem centered on collaboration and sharing. The actions, available via CEOAction.com, showcase real-life examples of the open and transparent conversations to cultivate more diverse and inclusive workplace environments. The addition of new signatories expands the impact of this work beyond the office to communities and industries. In fact, the collective of more than 350 signatories have already shared almost 350 best known actions, exchanging tangible learning opportunities and creating collaborative conversations for the advancement of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

“Joining the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion coalition is an important step forward for our company. We are on a journey to advance each dimension of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Point B,” said Point B Chief Executive Officer, Mike Pongon. “Our goal is to be a place where every person – regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status – finds opportunity, acceptance, and ultimately, a home where they can be their true self. All of these things make us who we are, make us unique, and make us extraordinary.”

“We are so proud that we are continuing to build momentum and support for the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ across companies, industries, and regions. This collaboration expands our reach and brings in unique values, actions and perspectives to continue to raise the bar for the entire business community,” said Tim Ryan, U.S. Chairman and Senior Partner of PwC and chair of the steering committee for the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™. “The overwhelming support for the coalition has been amazing to see and with each and every new organization signing on, we have the opportunity to put our commitments into action by working together to improve diversity and inclusion in our workplaces and communities.”

To learn more about the pledge, visit CEOAction.com. The website serves as a hub for information sharing, idea generation, and program development. With almost 350 best known actions shared, companies that are not currently implementing the elements of the pledge can use it as an opportunity to learn from others that are already doing so. Learning from, and sharing, actions help companies drive greater engagement within their own programs, as well as mentor others on their journey.

About Point B
Point B, Inc. helps organizations form, execute, and thrive. With capabilities including Management Consulting, Venture Investment and Advisory, and Real Estate Development, our integrated businesses provide value to the organizations and communities we serve. Our 100% employee-owned firm was named the #1 Best Medium Best Workplace in the United States by Fortune magazine, and is regularly honored as an exceptional place to work.

About CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™
CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. Bringing together more than 350 CEOs of America’s leading organizations, the commitment outlines actions that participating companies pledge to take to cultivate a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected, employees feel comfortable and encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion, and where best known—and unsuccessful—actions can be shared across organizations. Learn more at CEOAction.com and connect with us on Facebook: CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion and Twitter: @CEOAction.

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Bob Cooper is Canadian Business Tribune''s senior editor. He is also a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist and a bestselling author. He lives in London Ontario and covers the intersection of money, politics and finance. He appears periodically on national television shows and has been published in (among others) The National Post, Politico, The Atlantic, Harper’s, Wired.com, Vice and Salon.com. He also has served as a journalist and consultant on documentaries for CBC and Global News . In 2014, he was the winner of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers' investigative journalism award, and the winner of the Izzy Award for Journalism from Ithaca College's Park Center for Independent Media. He was also a finalist for UCLA's Gerald R. Loeb Award and Syracuse University's Mirror Award. Before becoming a journalist in 2006, Sirota worked in Washington for, among others, U.S. Rep. Bernie Sanders, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee Minority Staff and the Center for American Progress.

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