continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Diversity, to me, is a mindset. We all bring diverse perspectives, experiences, lifestyles and cultures into the workplace. Such attributes as race and gender, along with how we were raised, all play an important role in the way we internalize our own experiences that form our perspectives.My goal, as the first VP/diversity and inclusion at $1.4 billion Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union, Chattanooga, Tennessee, is to help people realize why it is important to embrace diversity in the workplace.Managing for diversity ensures that all employees feel valued, supported and respected. For employees to achieve their full potential, credit unions must be intentional about creating a diverse and inclusive environment that meets the needs of every individual and provides opportunity for personal and professional growth. By supporting diversity and inclusion efforts, credit unions have the potential to achieve greater productivity, profit and company morale.