Nordstrom is strengthening its culture with a Voice of the Employee survey that it hopes will provide insights into improving its Inclusion and Belonging Index score by 8 points and Favoritism Index score by 6 points by 2025. Employee Resource Groups, which also provide feedback from employees, will expand beyond Seattle by the end of the year, allowing all to participate. To lead and drive the initiatives, Pete and Erik Nordstrom and chief human resources officer Christine Deputy will chair the Nordstrom Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Council, focused on implementing and measuring programs that drive the strategy. Nordstrom is using its platform to encourage employees, customers and communities to vote. It has designated November 3 a company holiday, and will be partnering with a soon-to-be named nonpartisan organization focused getting out the vote.