OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION & BELONGING
The founder of The Junior League, Mary Harriman, believed that we all bear the responsibility to learn about the world around us in order to be more effective in our desire to improve it. That we should really try to understand the “why” behind something, not just superficially give it lip service.
As we strive within our organization to live up to our commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, we honor and celebrate the struggles, the history and the leaders of our multifaceted world.Our Commitment
AJLI's Statement on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging is one of the most critical issues of our time, so we invited others to join us in this important conversation. We assembled an impressive array of internal and external voices to help us explore the landscape of DEIB today. We invite you to listen in on this conversation and the Annual Review that grew out of it.
As an organization, we are not alone in facing these big questions, and as we move through our diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging journey, we look to other voices of change who also blaze this trail in the important work of diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging. Here are some of our favorites:
Undoing Racism workshop by The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond
Cook Ross: Partnering with the world's most influential organizations to create inclusive leadership & cultures.
BoardSource on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity
We recognize that a major part of our diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging journey is personal education and reflection. These are some of our favorite resources that help frame this work:
Verna Myers TED talk on "How To Overcome Our Biases"lookdifferent.org
Facebook: Managing Unconscious Bias
Unconscious Bias @ Work Google Ventures
Women in the Civil Rights Movement Timeline
Books that can help you tackle the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging discussion:
Podcasts that can help you tackle the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion discussion: