Diversity and Inclusion Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your next job interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples focused on Diversity and Inclusion.

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If you were to create a diversity and inclusion plan for your current company, what would be your priorities?

If it were in your hands to create a diversity and inclusion plan, what would this plan encompass? This question is an excellent opportunity to explore your knowledge of diversity and inclusion related to a business or corporate environment. Hypothetically, if the call was entirely up to you, what would be your top priorities? If you are not familiar with diversity and inclusion plans and what they often include, take some time to research your favorite companies and peruse the D&I plans on their website. Larger organizations will almost always have this information on their website, typically found in the 'careers' section.

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30 Diversity and Inclusion Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. If you were to create a diversity and inclusion plan for your current company, what would be your priorities?

  • 2. How do you define workplace diversity?

  • 3. What strategies have you deployed to address diversity issues in the workplace?

  • 4. What does inclusion mean to you?

  • 5. Have you ever encountered a situation where a colleague was not accepting another colleague due to their gender or sexual orientation?

  • 6. Have you ever experienced or witnessed a lack of inclusion in the workplace? If so, how did you address the situation?

  • 7. In your opinion, how can a company best embrace diversity?

  • 8. Have you ever attended formal diversity and inclusion training?

  • 9. What are the most common mistakes you see in a company's Diversity & Inclusion plan?

  • 10. Why do you believe it is important to embrace diversity and support inclusion efforts in this role?

  • 11. How do you feel about workplace diversity today, and how have your views changed over the years?

  • 12. We have a steadfast commitment to our company's diversity and inclusion plan. What does our D&I plan mean to you?

  • 13. Do you have any questions or concerns about working among a diverse population?

  • 14. If hired into this role, how will you support our anti-discrimination policies?

  • 15. What challenges do you believe you'll face when it comes to upholding anti-discrimination policies in this role?

  • 16. Have you ever reached out to a colleague you felt was experiencing workplace discrimination?

  • 17. As a manager or leader, how would you approach an equity problem in the workplace?

  • 18. How would you help a co-worker to increase the value they place on workplace inclusion?

  • 19. How has your education and experience prepared you to succeed in our diverse work community?

  • 20. How have you demonstrated an active commitment to diversity and inclusion in your most recent role?

  • 21. Have you ever mistakenly said something offensive to a colleague? If so, how did you mend the relationship? What did you learn?

  • 22. To what extent do you think a company should encourage diversity programs?

  • 23. How do you currently serve diverse groups in your personal or professional life?

  • 24. What experience do you have relating to people with a background different from yours?

  • 25. What have you done this year to further your knowledge and understanding of diversity?

  • 26. In which areas of diversity do you have more to learn? How do you plan to grow?

  • 27. Do you have experience recruiting a diverse workforce?

  • 28. How do you demonstrate sensitivity to others?

  • 29. How would you introduce diversity to a team member with limited cultural experiences?

  • 30. What is the difference between diversity and inclusion?