LWV is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in principle and in practice.
Who We Are
There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, gender identity, ethnicity, race, native or indigenous origin, age, generation, sexual orientation, culture, religion, belief system, marital status, parental status, socioeconomic status, language, accent, ability status, mental health, educational level or background, geography, nationality, work style, work experience, job role function, thinking style, personality type, physical appearance, political perspective or affiliation and/or any other characteristic that can be identified as recognizing or illustrating diversity.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the organization’s current and future success in engaging all individuals, households, communities, and policy makers in creating a more perfect democracy.
We commit to prioritizing equity in the work of the LWV staff, board, and members.
We commit to making deliberate efforts to ensure LWV is a place where differences are welcomed, different perspectives are respectfully heard, and every individual feels a sense of belonging and inclusion. We know that by creating a vibrant climate of inclusiveness, we can more effectively leverage our resources to advance our collective capabilities.
We commit to increase diversity in the recruitment, retention, and retainment at the national, state, and local level, and in the leadership and executive roles.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Learning Resources
- Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People, Mahzarin Banaji
- Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, Malcolm Gladwell
- Braving the Wilderness, Brené Brown
- Everyday Bias, Howard Ross
- The Hate You Give, Angie Thomas
- The Hillbilly Elegy, JD Vance
- Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces that Shape Our Decisions, Dan Ariely
- Waking Up White, Debby Irving
- The Warmth of Other Suns, Isabel Wilkerson
- “Diversity and Authenticity,” Katherine Phillips, Tracy Dumas, Nancy Rothbard
- “How Black Women Describe Navigating Race and Gender in the Workplace,” Maura Cheeks
- “Neurodiversity as a Competitive Advantage,” Robert Austin and Gary Pisano
- “Reducing the effects of gender stereotypes on performance evaluations,” Bauer, C.C. & Baltes, B.B.
- “Unlearning Automatic Biases: The malleability of implicit prejudices and stereotypes,” Rudman, L.A., Ashmore, R.D. Gary, M.L.
- “Warmth and Competence as Universal Dimensions of Social Perception. The Stereotype Content Model and the BIAS Map.” Amy Cuddy, Susan Fiske, Peter Glick