Diversity and Inclusion
WE LIVE UNITED
Diversity and Inclusion are core values for United Way. We aspire to involve every segment of the community in every aspect of our work and to demonstrate our commitment to and accountability for an inclusive environment in which differences are recognized, respected, valued and celebrated.
INCLUSION: A STRATEGY TO LEVERAGE DIVERSITY
Leveraging diversity requires an environment where people feel heard and supported to do their personal best. Diversity always exists in social systems. Inclusion, on the other hand, must be created.
Diversity: The quality of being different or unique at the individual or group level.
This includes work style, parental status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, skin color, language, age, mental and physical abilities–and more. Even people who appear the same on the outside are different!