Commitment to Diversity
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Are Essential for Our Mission
The Board of Directors and senior leadership recognize that the diversity of the community we serve must be reflected in every aspect of our organization for Wilder to have the greatest impact with those we serve. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is because of our mission and is essential for our success.
We focus on adapting our behaviors to see and accept employees, clients, partners, and community members who have different perspectives than our own. We understand that society has created advantages for certain groups and not others; we find ways to see and change how we are making decisions that impact marginalized or disadvantaged groups in unintended ways.
As an organization, we welcome the complexity that results because of the many differences that exist among groups in one workplace: race, class, sexual orientation, ability, gender, etc. We believe our diversity adds value and makes us stronger.
Guiding Principles and Use
Wilder has a set of internal guiding principles that are aspirational and guide us in all of our respective roles to focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. The application of these principles are alive in the organization, and periodically reviewed by groups and work units across Wilder to apply to their work, and by the Foundation’s Executive Team, to ensure that we are challenging ourselves to continuously improve diversity, equity, and inclusion.