Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The principles of diversity and inclusion are central to advancing GMF’s mission of strengthening transatlantic cooperation and reflect our core values of integrity, excellence, respect, and inclusivity. Heterogeneity of ideas and backgrounds is a key ingredient in innovation, organizational cohesion, and team performance. As such, our work’s quality and relevance are directly tied to the active effort we put into building both intellectual and demographic diversity.
GMF’s diversity policy reflects our deep commitment to cultivating the heterogeneity that makes us strong:
GMF strives to provide an inclusive community comprised of individuals from diverse backgrounds in order to promote and maintain an environment of intellectual inquiry and dialogue rich in outlooks and perspectives. We value the depth that diversity brings to our mission, and we are deeply committed to building an environment in which contributions of every employee are accepted and valued. GMF believes that a diverse workforce is crucial to advancing global perspectives. Our commitment to diversity will be reflected in our recruitment, retention, and advancement. Furthermore, GMF strives to connect and engage with diverse program participants and audiences inclusive of individuals of various ages, genders, national origins and races, religions, sexual orientations, political affiliations, veteran status, as well as individuals with disabilities. GMF is an active member of the Think Tank Diversity Consortium and The Global Access Pipeline and organizes programs to advance diversity and inclusion in the transatlantic space.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programming and ActivitiesExpand All
Vibrant Neighborhoods Forum
The Vibrant Neighborhoods Forum provided a unique opportunity to bring six cities in the United States and Europe together to explore how civic engagement can be used to address challenges in six neighborhoods segregated by race, ethnicity, and/or income. Through the design of VNF, city cohorts worked together to develop a plan to leverage civic engagement to address a problem or challenge in the neighborhood—and in VNF 2.0, to use creative placemaking as a specific tool to engage residents and foster dialogue and inclusion.
Inclusive Leadership Summit
In 2018, GMF launched the Inclusive Leadership Summit, organized through the GMF Paris Inclusive Leadership Hub. This annual summit offers GMF alumni opportunities to accelerate growth as inclusive leaders in the transatlantic context.
Women of Color in Transatlantic Leadership Forum
GMF’s Women of Color in Transatlantic Leadership Forum convenes an audience of leaders from across numerous sectors to discuss the foreign policy and national security issues most pressing to the transatlantic space, and to encourage women of color to continue pursuing opportunities to advance the international and transatlantic component of their leadership.
Stakeholder Influence on Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (SIIDE) Transatlantic Dialogue Series
The Stakeholder Influence on Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (SIIDE) Transatlantic Dialogue Series examines ways our societies on both sides of the Atlantic look at policy innovations which advance equity or the need to reverse policies that directly or indirectly have contributed to the disenfranchisement of citizens.
Transatlantic Inclusion Leaders Network
TILN is a highly innovative transatlantic network of young diverse elected leaders, with select civil society and business leaders who collaborate, peer mentor and educate each other in the work of advancing inclusive policies and strengthening social cohesion.
The Vibrant Neighborhoods Forum provided a unique opportunity to bring six cities in the United States and Europe together to explore how civic engagement can be used to address challenges in six neighborhoods segregated by race, ethnicity, and/or income.
Stories of Impact
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