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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

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Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to WGA's vision and mission. WGA actively invites women of different backgrounds, perspectives, opinions, passions, experiences, personalities, ideologies, and lifestyles. We believe that bringing together diverse voices — and the conversations and connections that result — makes us stronger.

Our Approach

Driving everything we do is our strengthened focus on diversity, equity and inclusion. After more than a year of an ad-hoc committee working on these issues, the WGA Steering Committee voted on September 22, 2021 to add the DEI Committee to our bylaws as a standing committee, as well as issue a Statement of Values (see above).

Diversity, equity and inclusion has been a focus of the Women's Giving Alliance since our founding. All women have always been welcome to join WGA and we have implemented several initiatives over the years to attract and retain a diverse membership such as the Delores Barr Weaver Fellowship program, the 4Sight program, and more.

The newly created DEI Committee is responsible for exploring actions WGA can take to view all of our work through a DEI lens to become more effective strategic philanthropists and improve the lives of women and girls. Through integration with all WGA committees, the DEI Committee aids WGA in becoming more inclusive in all aspects of our work — including, but not limited to, membership recruitment and retention, leadership development, grantmaking policies and procedures, advocacy, and internal and external communications.

Here To Help

Kacie Smyth

Kacie Smyth, MHA
Woman's Giving Alliance Director
The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida

904.356.4483
KSmyth@jaxcf.org

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