DEI Flash Report | Mid-Year Update

Feature of Compass managing Northern California Director Kevin Patsel.

Special Mid-Year Update
From the DEI Team

Hello Compass Team,

Happy May! Half of 2022 has blown by so fast, and I’m amazed by how much we were able to accomplish these past four months!

This flash report is a monthly update for all current DEI initiatives and programs, Affinity Group work, events, resources and activities happening around the company. We are excited to share this work with you all, and have provided more resources, further down, for additional ways to connect with us.

The work of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team is comprehensive and intentional.
Our focal points center around recruiting the next pipeline of diverse talent, retaining the incredible talent that is already here, promoting a culture in which everyone feels supported, positioning Compass as a community partner, and providing resources and educational tools for our employees and agents.

We have aligned our initiatives and achievements in three pillars:

Chart of inclusion and belonging.
Graphic for Building a Diverse Workforce.
Graphic to empower the communities we serve.

As a continuation of our work, I am excited to share with you two employee and agent program updates to advance our culture of inclusion and career growth, and to support the dynamic talent we have at Compass:

DEI Flash Report | Mid-Year Update Employee Sponsorship Program


We just launched the second iteration of the Product & Engineering Employee Sponsorship Program (with over sixty participants) to recognize, retain, and promote underrepresented tech employees.

Congratulations to our sponsorship participants and thank you Melissa Behrens for being an amazing co-lead!

Agent Mentorship Program


We successfully launched our first-ever Agent Mentorship Program in Northern California with mentees, from marginalized communities, paired with their own agent mentor – 14 participants total. During the six-month program, the mentors and mentees focused on various topics from growing one’s client network to building a brand to listing tips.

Kecia Clark, one of the mentees, shared with us that she and the other mentees are “learning lessons in a few months that sometimes take years to learn. This is an excellent program that is having a real impact on new agents’ experience.” The program received.a 4.9 rating that mentees feel more equipped to run their business with the experience they received. Additionally each mentor and mentee saw over 1M+ uptick in sales after participating in this program.

Congratulations to our mentorship participants!

DEI Flash Report | Mid-Year Update


Expanding programs such as these are essential to continue our commitment of building a more diverse, equitable and inclusive community for Compass.

We look forward to working with more teams across Compass to scale these programs and further impact!

— Jodie Taylor (

DEI Flash Report | Mid-Year Update
DEI Flash Report | Mid-Year Update
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DEI Flash Report | Mid-Year Update
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The DEI team is focused on advancing our culture of inclusion and belonging, building a diverse workforce for the future, and empowering the communities we serve. 
Explore our DEI landing page at the link here to learn more about the work our DEI team is doing to build a place of belonging.
DEI Flash Report | Mid-Year Update
DEI Flash Report | Mid-Year Update
The Belonging@Compass blog recognizes impactful individuals, organizations, and events to celebrate belonging, inclusivity and diversity. 
We also continue to amplify the 15% Pledge through the Black Professionals Spotlight campaign within our blog features in our commitment to provide stronger representation for vendors of color.
Check out our most recent blog features here, along with past iterations of flash reports.


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Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

May 1st marked the beginning of AAPI Heritage Month: a celebration of the richness and vibrancy of the many cultures and traditions of the Asian American Pacific Islander community. The AAPI community is a diverse plethora of identities, cultures, stories, and traditions – representing over fifty ethnic groups with roots in more than forty countries.

Here are a few ways to celebrate and honor AAPI Heritage Month at Compass:

DEI Flash Report | Mid-Year Update
Check out our blog post highlighting how agents and employees are building community! 
AAPI Small Business: 
Giving Back Initiative
AAPI@Compass will be hosting weekly raffles of $100 gifts cards to an AAPI-owned business. Check out how to enter the competition here
If you have questions regarding the raffle, please contact Kat Diep
DEI Flash Report | Mid-Year Update
DEI Flash Report | Mid-Year Update
Share our AAPI Heritage Month campaign with your network! 
Leverage this editable spotlight template in Marketing Center to share with your sphere and amplify yourself, a colleague or icon. 
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Social Story: ABCD
AAPI@Compass WorkPlace Group
Join the AAPI@Compass WorkPlace Group to get updates on activities happening throughout the country. 

If you would like to learn more about specific initiatives or are interested in holding a more active role in your region, please reach out to Kat Diep ( 

DEI Flash Report | Mid-Year Update
DEI Flash Report | Mid-Year Update
Listen to a curated playlist from our Pacific Northwest J.E.D.I Council highlighting AAPI artists.
Check it out here
DEI Flash Report | Mid-Year Update

Mental Health Awareness Month

DEI Flash Report | Mid-Year Update
Recognizing Mental Health Awareness Month
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Compass is committed to providing compelling, highly valued and comprehensive benefits that allow you to take care of what matters most, including your mental health. 
This May we encourage you to explore the calendar of events below and attend the sessions that resonate with you. 
Please note the sessions below will be featured on the Compass Employee WorkPlace Group

Transforming Your Sleep Heath with dayzz
(May 11th @ 1PM ET)

How to Support Your Coworkers
(May 12th @ 3PM ET)

Practical Steps for Managing Stress
(May 12th @ 4PM ET)

The Psychology of Money
(May 18th @ 3:30PM ET)

Demystifying Financial Planning
(May 26th @ 12PM ET)

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Budgeting Basics | 

Presented By Women of Compass

Tuesday May 10th | 1PM PST / 4PM EST
Please join us for a conversation on personal finance fundamentals and budgeting hacks for every stage of your career. 
Courtney Smith, Head of the Top Teams Division, will host a panel of talented Women of Compass from across the nation. 
Team Leader Stephanie Younger (Los Angeles, CA), Agent Desiree Garrido (Bay Area, CA), and AEM Lindsay Rickert (New York, CA) are excited to share their learnings and be part of this important dialogue.
DEI Flash Report | Mid-Year Update
DEI Flash Report | Mid-Year Update
Going Green With Compass | 
Presented By Green@Compass
Tuesday May 10th | 1PM PST / 4PM EST
This speaker panel will introduce you to initiatives from Green@Compass as well as feature three Compass agents who have made it a point to bring green into their business practices.
Compass In Color Monthly Media Club Series
Wednesday May 11 | 9AM PST / 12PM EST 
We are doing a follow up conversation from our lively session regarding appraisals and fair housing which took place in November 2021. 
The Fair Housing Act was passed on April 11, 1968. This law was designed to protect Americans from facing discrimination in the home buying and selling process. We have certainly made some strides in the US since the act was passed. But there are still some serious inequities that need to be addressed.
Feel free to join in the conversation or just be an active listener. Bring your lunch and tell a friend/colleague to join!
DEI Flash Report | Mid-Year Update
DEI Flash Report | Mid-Year Update
Here We Are | 
Presented By Disabilities@Compass
Thursday May 19 | 12M PST / 3PM EST
This will be the 2nd Annual Mental Health Panel presented by Disabilities@Compass. The topic will be surrounding the pandemic, the rise in mental health related issues since 2020, depression, and coping mechanisms that have helped the panelists. Personal stories will be shared as well. 
Let’s Talk About Race | 
Presented By AAPI@Compass
Monday May 23 | 12PM PST / 3PM EST
Interweaving dynamic podcast episodes into a discussion led by agents and employees, this conversation is focused on advocacy, empowerment and education in the AAPI community.
DEI Flash Report | Mid-Year Update
DEI Flash Report | Mid-Year Update
Finding Your Place | 
Building Your Authentic Brand
Tuesday May 31 | 2PM PST / 5PM EST 
In this month’s episode of Finding Your Place (in partnership with AAPI@Compass), social-media savvy agents and designers at Compass will share their own stories and marketing tips on how to build a professional brand while keeping your authenticity and identity.
In Case You Missed These Events: 
Finding Your Place | Journey To Leadership
Let’s Talk About Race | Icons of Influence
Women’s History Month Panel (JEDI)
National Fair Housing Panel


DEI learning and development

Resources for your DEI Journey

What we are reading, listening to
and discussing!

DEI Flash Report | Mid-Year Update
DEI Flash Report | Mid-Year Update


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Jodie Taylor
Head of Diversity

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