Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Women Employed is committed to building a world in which all women are treated fairly in the workplace, are able to attain the skills they need for the jobs they want, and are respected for the work they do. We strive to model this ideal by creating and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for all of our employees. Our team strongly believes that diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and ideas is essential to our success. Every day, we actively work toward fulfilling our commitment by:

  • Welcoming all voices to the table—all abilities, ages, cultural backgrounds, ethnicities, faiths, gender identities, immigration statuses, incomes, national origins, races, and sexual orientations—and listening to them and considering their perspectives in our work.
     
  • Identifying and appreciating the unique identities, talents, experiences, skills, and knowledge of each member of our team, and conscientiously recruiting and retaining a diverse staff.
     
  • Recognizing that institutions and policies impact different individuals in different ways, and that reducing racial inequities is necessary in achieving economic equity for women, as we work to create a more equitable world through systemic change.
     
  • Striving to be aware of and sensitive to different experiences and perspectives in all forms of communication, both with each other and with the public.
     
  • Continuously learning and improving our internal and external operations and practices, including convening an internal taskforce dedicated to promoting racial equity and inclusion and ensuring that our work reflects those values.

The lessons we learn continue to inform our policies, practices, and development as an organization and a leader on advancing economic equity for all working women and families. We commit to expanding our knowledge and capacity in these areas as we strive to make our world a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive place.