Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

We believe in equal access opportunities that inspire the next generation of leaders. We are a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where all members, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education, or disability, feel respected. We value diverse life experiences and heritages and ensure that all voices are heard.

To Provide Informed, Authentic Leadership, We...

See diversity and inclusion as connected to our mission and critical to ensuring the well-being of our members and the community that we serve

Explore underlying assumptions that might interfere with inclusiveness

Advocate for and support thinking as to how systemic inequities impact our organization’s work, and how best to address that in a way that is consistent with our mission

Challenge assumptions about what it takes to be a strong leader

Practice and encourage transparent communication in all interactions, including those at our board meetings, forums, educational seminars, and community initiatives

Promote diverse leadership within our board of directors

To Promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Our Community, We...

Pursue cultural competency by creating diverse learning opportunities at our events

Analyze quantitative and qualitative data to evaluate potential issues

Provide opportunities for underrepresented schools and communities with our initiatives

Make use of an admissions process that is conscious of bias

Advocate for business sector policy that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion

Member Expectations

I will not utilize any form of racial epithets or derogatory language

I will recognize my implicit biases, and work towards eliminating them

I will embrace differences by taking the opportunity to understand the cultural differences and backgrounds of my fellow members

I will recognize that diversity includes many categories such as [but not limited to] language, race, color, national origin, religion, gender identity, physical or mental disability, age, sexual orientation, and citizenship status

I will act with honesty, integrity, and a commitment to ensure that the voices of others are heard

Failure to abide by the statement above may result in membership revocation.