At The Inspired Community Project, we are committed to fostering a culture of respect and understanding for all individuals, regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, gender identity, sexual orientation or expression, age, ability, religion, or any other aspect of identity. Our goal is to cultivate a workplace where all employees feel valued and supported and where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and embraced.
In line with this goal, we have implemented a bottom-up representation model, where diversity and inclusion are driven by the voices and perspectives of our community members and those we serve. This model is guided by the principle "no decision about us without us," ensuring that all views are considered when making decisions that affect our workplace and community. Empowering our employees to drive change from within is essential to creating a truly inclusive culture.
We are also committed to embracing neurodiversity and creating a workplace where individuals with different ways of thinking and processing information are valued and included.
To achieve these goals, we will actively work to:
By prioritizing allyship and neurodiversity in our DEI efforts, we strive to create a workplace where everyone can bring their authentic selves to work and be successful.
Start Here: A Primer on Diversity and Inclusion, by Seth Boden.
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