Mission Statement

The DEI community team is committed to building a community where diversity, equity, and inclusion are not just words, but the cornerstones of our ethos and actions. Our mission is to champion a community where every individual, regardless of their background, identity, or experiences, is empowered to thrive, excel, and belong.

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion drives us to:

Foster a Diverse Community

We actively seek to build a diverse community of individuals, recognizing that all our differences enrich our collective abilities and experiences. We tackle representation at all levels of our community, ensuring that every individual has an equal opportunity to thrive.

Promote Equity

We are resolute in dismantling systemic barriers and biases that hinder progress and perpetuate inequality. We strive to ensure that everyone, regardless of their background, has an equitable opportunity to excel and grow within our community.

Cultivate an Inclusive Environment

We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusivity where all community members feel safe, supported, and empowered to contribute their unique perspectives. Every voice is valid and valued.

Educate and Advocate

Awareness and education are powerful tools for change. We commit to continuously educating ourselves and share that knowledge with the community. As advocates, our goal is to cultivate a welcoming and accessible presence in the community, both in person at meetups and events, and online. We strive to ensure that anyone seeking to engage with us can easily find a friendly face, and a supportive and approachable person to speak to.

Measure and Improve

We recognize the importance of accountability and transparency in our mission. We set clear, measurable goals to track our progress and hold ourselves accountable; regularly measure our progress; and use data to drive continuous improvement. We are committed to adapting and evolving our strategies to better fulfill our mission.

We approach our mission:

With a Mindful and Constructive Approach

We approach our mission with mindfulness, understanding that it's hard to have everything right for all people. We believe that a constructive approach, focused on continuous improvement and open dialogue, will lead us in the right direction.
We humbly listen to every member in our community.

By Making Problems Visible

We believe in making challenges and issues visible, as this is the first step in addressing them. By acknowledging and addressing problems, we pave the way for positive change.

Our journey toward a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive future is ongoing, and we understand the road ahead may be challenging. We invite you to join us on this mission as we firmly believe that through collective effort, collaboration, and a shared commitment to these values, we can create a better, more just world for all.

Posted: November 15th, 2023