Last week, Keller Williams Realty’s International Agent Leadership Council (IALC) unanimously passed a motion to extend its belief system, adding a new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee to its current list of standing committees. The motion was presented by Kymber Menkiti and John Clidy, co-chairs of the Keller Williams National Social Equity Task Force.
Back in June, Keller Williams Realty’s Co-Founder and CEO Gary Keller published a letter establishing the Social Equity Task Force in an effort to address unconscious bias within the company, racial injustice and inequality in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
“We stand behind Gary’s proclamation that it is not enough for our Keller Williams family members to refrain from exclusive and discriminatory practices, but rather we all must be engaged and active in the fight against exclusivity and discrimination,” Darryl Frost, a spokesperson for Keller Williams, said in a statement. “This mindset should be included in our belief system.”
Frost shared that the goal of the new committee is to establish a platform for each market center to develop and promote strategies and best practices within the realms of racial, social, sexual, gender, age, disability, socio-economic, and religious diversity for the betterment of the Keller Williams culture as a whole.