WGR is committed to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Women in Government Relations (WGR) strongly supports and strives for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) amongst women government relations professionals, including those in leadership positions in both the public and private sector. WGR values different perspectives and strongly believes that these viewpoints improve society and advance better public policy.
The long-term vision of WGR’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative is to create, implement, and sustain a culture within WGR, and across the government relations field, that celebrates and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion; and incorporates policies and practices tied to these principles.
WGR’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee was formally launched in January of 2018 to support the Board’s efforts to move forward its DEI Initiative. A chair and two vice-chairs were appointed to lead this work. After reviewing survey and focus group data collected in 2017 regarding the need for WGR to implement a diversity and inclusion strategy, the DEI leadership team immediately mapped out its strategy and identified four goals to guide its work:
Diversify Leadership and Membership
The DEI Committee currently consists of approximately 40 members who have supported these goals over the past two years. Committee meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month and are open to all members. Visit the calendar of events to register and attend.