At Vulcan, we value the unique backgrounds and experiences of each of our employees. We treat people fairly and with respect. We strive to maintain an environment that encourages our people to develop their talents, exercise creativity and achieve superior performance. We create an environment that leverages different styles, ideas and perspectives for efficiency, productivity and innovation.
Since 2013, we have more than doubled the number of diverse Division and Corporate officers, as measured by race and ethnicity, and gender. In 2020, the Board approved revisions to underscore its commitment to actively seeking out diverse and experienced leaders with appropriate skills to oversee the management of our company. To that end, George Willis, who was added to our Board in 2020, has provided valuable perspective and experience and further contributes to an engaged and well-balanced Board. We also enhanced our diversity and inclusion reporting. Today, 36% of our Board of Directors are diverse and 37.2% of our workforce is diverse.
Vulcan is committed to justice, fairness, and equality for all. In 2015, we created Vulcan’s first Diversity & Inclusion Council, made of employees from across our footprint. The Council developed a five-year strategy to continue strengthening diversity and inclusion through recruiting, training and dialogue at Vulcan. An early project was the rollout of the Diversity & Inclusion Awareness Training across the Company. While we have made progress, we have more work to do. We believe that our continued investment in people and our strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion will help us attract, grow and retain the best talent possible.
In 2019, Vulcan signed on to the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ pledge to collectively take measurable action in advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We also forged a long-term partnership with select Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to support the future leaders of our communities and our team. Through our partnership with HBCUs, students have had the opportunity to participate in pitch competitions built around the theme of infrastructure, innovation and inclusion. Winners receive scholarships and internship opportunities. These competitions support future leaders in our communities and serve as important touchpoints for Vulcan to increase student exposure to the Company and develop a talent pipeline of potential future Vulcan employees.
In early 2021, our Diversity & Inclusion Council launched the next iteration of employee training, the Inclusion Leadership Briefing, to help our people be consciously and deliberately inclusive while we work. We also developed Diversity & Inclusion Councils at our domestic operating divisions to further build local ownership throughout our organization.
We know that a diverse and inclusive workplace creates a more positive work environment and further strengthens our healthy culture. Ultimately, we believe that in sharing and exploring our different knowledge, skills, styles and ideas, we become a stronger and better company. Having a diverse and inclusive workplace creates a positive work, environment and a strong, healthy culture that enables us to attract, grow and retain the best talent, further enriching and developing our company and our people.