During the intensely complicated pandemic period, Jane Elliott helped reshape Minneapolis-based business services company Deluxe by launching the company’s first DEI program. This has included establishing employee resource groups, updating Deluxe’s affirmative action program, and granting paid time off for volunteer activities. Deluxe’s rate of minority hires has risen from 44 to 64 percent since her arrival in 2019. The company has also increased the number of employees who are military veterans and employees with disabilities. Elliott has helped Deluxe create a higher-performing operating structure and develop an employee stock-ownership program.