This is an interesting take on improving the workplace climate.  Funding agencies in the UK are now tying funding decisions to whether or not an institution has demonstrated adequate or exemplary accommodation for diversity.  The program, called Athena Swan in the UK, has a number of resources available for departments/institutions to perform a self-assessment on workplace climate.  Part of their process builds in statistics and data to demonstrate effectiveness.  I see this as a positive trend because by tracking our efforts to be a more inclusive environment we might be able to see which efforts work and which do not.  The program in the US will be called STEM Equity Achievement Change (SEA Change), but so far there is very little information on when this program will be rolling out or what it will entail.  I hope that this can provide departments with the tools for handling difficult situations because very often the people in charge have little experience in issues like this. 

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