AJWS has worked to cultivate a strategic approach to DEIRJ for the past seven years. This timeline illustrates key moments in our evolution.


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


AJWS appoints its first Vice President of DEIRJ