Diversity Equity & Inclusion Policy

We are reinventing United Way of the Greater Triangle to be the United Way our community wants, needs and demands for the future. Social issues are complex, wicked problems and these times require a different role for the organization—one that moves toward being a partner, a funder, a collaborator.

Vital to this evolving role is the deepening of our work around diversity, equity, and inclusion. A cross-functional staff committee is leading the effort to infuse these principles into our organizational culture to raise awareness, open communications, and enrich both internal and external interactions.

UWGT Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Vision Statement: We are committed to becoming a collaborative and inclusive organization that strives for equity and equal opportunity in all we do in order to be a catalyst for change in our community. We will work to create a welcoming environment for all; enable success for all; work constantly toward fairness, civility, and respect for all; and honor the rich mosaic of voices both within our United Way and in the Greater Triangle.

DEI Purpose Statement: To be relevant change-makers in our community and inspire deepened engagement and contributions, we will be intentional about building a workforce that embodies the diversity of our Triangle region; we will embed the pursuit of DEI in our organizational priorities; we will work to foster an organizational culture where each employee, board member, volunteer, and community member feels valued, supported and appreciated.

In addition, our United Way is part of the Triangle Business Diversity Council and subscribes to its vision of “transforming the Triangle into the most diverse and inclusive business environment in the country.”

We have joined others in signing the pledge and in the commitment to sharing our diversity statistics.