= Hilltop Equity Diversity Inclusivity

Equity + Diversity + Inclusivity

One of Hilltop’s values is Inclusivity: respecting individual differences, ensuring equal opportunities, and condemning prejudicial actions. The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Initiative’s goal is to keep that value alive for both our staff and those we serve.

Here you will find stories and educational resources to help us all learn and grow in that journey. Leave a comment to share your own story or idea – let your voice be heard. Contact the spearhead of this initiative, Hollie VanRoosendaal, with questions, thoughts, concerns, or if you are looking for ideas for personal growth or team development.

There are many cultures, heritages, and diverse groups represented within Hilltop. We will strive throughout the year to recognize, celebrate, and educate on the importance of our organization’s full spectrum of diversity.

Inclusion Starts With I

Inclusion Starts with I

We are sharing this link to the “Inclusion Starts with I” video in the hopes we can inspire conversation around the importance of a positive, inclusive work environment. This video demonstrates that bias can appear in both expected and unexpected ways, and that each of us has the power to make a difference. At Hilltop we put people first, and that means ensuring everyone feels valued and respected for who they are.  Let’s embrace our differences, celebrate the strength in our diversity, and ensure an environment of belonging. To learn more about Hilltop’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusivity Initiative, please contact Hollie VanRoosendaal at (970) 244-0451 or holliev@htop.org.

Women’s History

Women’s History

Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society.

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Gender Pay Equality

Gender Pay Equality

Women’s involvement in the labor market has changed in several notable ways over the past several decades.

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8 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    I love this! Thank you for getting this going! There is not enough conversation about diversity and inclusivity (especially in many smaller towns) and I am so proud to work for an organization so willing to address that ❤

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  2. Hollie VanRoosendaal

    Hi again! Just wanted to share some more resources for everyone to take a deeper dive into Black History month, current topics that affect Black Americans in the United States, and how to be an ally to the Black community. Several of these resources have been read, watched, and discussed by Hilltop leadership and we thought it was fitting to share these resources and learning opportunities with you!

    Black Americans making history in 2021 – https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/News/gma-inspiration-list-making-black-history-2021/story?id=75228763

    White Fragility Ted Talk – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45ey4jgoxeU
    White Fragility Book (Robin DiAngelo) – http://www.beacon.org/White-Fragility-P1631.aspx

    Understanding Anti-racism Ted Talk – Difference between being “not racist” and “anti-racist” -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCxbl5QgFZw
    How To Be An Anti-Racist Book (Ibram X. Kendi) – https://www.ibramxkendi.com/how-to-be-an-antiracist

    13th Documentary (Ava Duvernay) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krfcq5pF8u8

    Just Mercy Official Movie Trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVQbeG5yW78
    Just Mercy Book (Bryan Stevenson) – https://justmercy.eji.org/

    Want to access these books and videos for free? Mesa County Public Library has all these and more! I’ve included their instruction page for getting a library card and using their on-line system to check-out books, videos, and so much more! Did you know that there’s also a free app you can load on your phone to access books and audio books for free through the library? It’s called the Libby App and I’ve included a link for you to learn more about it and load it on your phone, computer/laptop, tablet, etc. Enjoy!!

    Library card & online book/video rental information – https://mesacountylibraries.org/services/library-cards/
    Libby App (Free book & audio book library rentals) – https://www.overdrive.com/apps/libby/

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  3. cara Hadley

    Hollie and Dylan, thank you for creating this site. I enjoyed watching the Local Profile Spotlight featuring, Mona Highline.

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  4. Rebecca

    I love this so much! Thank you for all of your work, Hollie and Dylan.

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  5. Morgaan Walters-Schaler

    Love, Love, Love EVERYTHING about this page! So proud of Hilltop and Hollie for making this initiative a priority!

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  6. Dylan Hardy

    I love this new page!

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