OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
We believe that a workforce comprised of people from different backgrounds and experiences makes us better at what we do. The collective sum of our individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent that we bring to our work and our workplace represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our Foundation’s reputation as well.
We embrace and value our differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, transgender status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and all of the other characteristics that make each of us unique. We also recognize that not all differences are visible and everyone deserves to be treated with respect and dignity regardless of visible or invisible differences. All individuals are welcome.
The Foundation’s diversity initiatives are reflected in our practices and policies on recruitment and selection, compensation and benefits, professional development, training, promotions, transfers, social and recreational programs, layoffs, terminations, and the ongoing development of a work environment built on the premise of gender and diversity equity that encourages and supports:
- Teamwork and employee participation, permitting the representation and inclusion of all groups and employee perspectives.
- Work/life balance through generous and flexible time-off policies.
- Treating co-workers, constituents, vendors and others with whom we may interact with respect, dignity and empathy.