AJWS has worked to cultivate a strategic approach to DEIRJ for the past seven years. This timeline illustrates key moments in our evolution.
Our DEIRJ Journey
AJWS staff identifies a need for dedicated DEIRJ efforts at the organization, and our work begins
AJWS’s first staff-led DEIRJ working group is created
We begin foundational DEIRJ trainings and launch an audit to identify AJWS’s DEIRJ needs
Our working group crafts a multi-year DEIRJ roadmap to guide our work, AJWS hires its first Director of DEIRJ, and the AJWS Board of Trustees starts the DEIRJ Committee
DEIRJ subgroups are created to partner with consultants, build and lead trainings, outline an organizational learning strategy, develop language guidelines, support marginalized staff, and more
AJWS is named in Mogul’s list of top 100 international DEIB practitioners