Girls Inc. of New York City's
Statement on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

At Girls Inc. of New York City, we are united by our commitment to creating safe and supportive girl-positive spaces. Our programming cultivates environments where all girl-identified and gender fluid/nonbinary young people are seen and heard. Our organization strives to be a model for sustainable change within our society. We recognize that for true diversity to be realized, equity, inclusion and belonging must also be present. To embody these principles, we commit to ongoing work in allyship, inclusivity, transparency, and accountability with staff, funders, and supporters.

 

Diversity

We embrace diversity within our organization and in the communities we live and work in, inclusive of culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity, age, class, religion, and people with disabilities. We aim to lead by example with a workforce that reflects the rich diversity and unique characteristics of our constituents and of New York City.

 

Equity

Each employee and every role at GINYC is essential in fulfilling our mission. Through ongoing and intentional professional talent development resources, we aim to provide equitable access to opportunities for advancement within our organization and empower our staff to show up and strive to be stronger, smarter, and bolder each and every day.

 

Inclusion & Belonging

The culture at GINYC focuses on building empathetic relationships and supportive structures that encourage the free and open expression of ideas, innovation, and creativity. We are advocates for each other and for the youth we serve. We encourage a sense of belonging and authenticity, value collaboration, and intentionally seek to compensate for, and ultimately eliminate, the barriers that prevent equal access to resources, opportunities, and advancement.