Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Positioning Statement

Diversity Equity and Inclusion

The FDL Area Women’s Fund is committed to fostering and supporting diversity, equity and inclusion within our Board of Directors, committees, and community outreach.

Diversity: We appreciate and value our differences, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender,
gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical and mental ability or attributes, religious or
ethical values system, national origin, and political beliefs.

Equity: We align our policies, practices, and resources so that people of all races, cultures, and
socioeconomic statuses have genuine opportunities to thrive. We align our policies, practices, and
resources so that people of all backgrounds and experiences have genuine opportunities to thrive.

Inclusion: We create an experience in which everyone feels valued and respected. We involve and
reflect the communities we serve.

Girls On The Run

This commitment happens in the following ways:

• Our Grants Committee supports a diverse population of constituents through partner
agency programming. It is our intent that our partnerships and grant support enhance
their ability to continue to support diversity, equity, and inclusion and
increase/improve outreach into our community.

• Our Community Education and Communication committees will provide tools and resources
(utilizing Women’s Fund supported mediums) to help educate the broader Fond du Lac
community on DEI-related issues and continue to share content that is diverse in representation
of women and girls.

• Our Governance Committee is committed to ensuring our board and committee members are
representative of the diversity of Fond du Lac County. Additionally, we will provide educational
opportunities (elective and/or programmed) for our staff, board, and volunteers to grow
in understanding of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

• Our Special Events Committee will ensure that outreach and invitations for our events are diverse,
and that financial barriers are addressed for women and girls to attend.

Our agency, as a whole, will join with community partners in the spirit of not
only learning, growth, and change internally, but also in identifying biases, -isms
and inequities within local systems that adversely impact opportunities for
women and girls. We will strive to utilize data and research, coupled with
testimonial evidence to bring forth understanding of the issues while
advocating for meaningful systemic change.