The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) Team

DEI Team Members: Ruby MacDonald, Adena lshii, Jinky Gardner, Linda Carothers, and Steve Blumenkrantz

The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) Team started as a task force to address the lack of diversity in the League of Women Voters of Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville (LWVBAE) and make our organization more equitable and inclusive. The task force’s initial goal was to hire a DEI consultant and implement their recommendations. From 2019-2020, the task force hired Healing Equity United to first conduct surveys and a focus group and then make a list of recommendations. Throughout the process, the task force realized that in order to be truly committed to DEI, our League needed a permanent DEI team.

Our goal now is to continue educating our League about DEI and helping support our organization in creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization through our values and practices. As we grow our team and further define our purpose, we invite you to join us in this work. Please email if you are interested in joining.