Monthly perspectives on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
In applying for a leadership role, I’ve been asked in interviews how I would contribute to their diversity initiatives if I get the job. I don’t have any specific experience working on diversity initiatives. How do I answer this question?
Should a transgender job seeker mention their LGBTQ-related volunteering and activism on their resume or LinkedIn profile? If so, how should it be listed? What impact could this have on their job search?
The NRWA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee aspires to foster and sustain an organization-wide culture that prioritizes diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential to fulfillment of the mission for more diverse and inclusive membership.
The NRWA will provide valuable opportunities to develop effective cross-cultural competencies for meaningful interaction with diverse job seekers in an increasingly competitive job market. To make these goals a reality, the organization will need to be intentional in its efforts to create a climate and culture that recognizes, honors, and respects its diversity and commits to the implementation of policies, procedures, and activities that promote equity and inclusion.
The committee is tasked with driving internal and external DEI initiatives, engaging the NRWA community, making recommendations, and monitoring progress in key organizational areas.