Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging (DEI&B)

The Junior League of Richmond is committed to building better communities and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging (DEI&B) is at the core of our work. Our vision is to instill diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging into everything we do to continue to serve The Junior League of Richmond and our community.

DEI&B Statement

In 1926, The Junior League of Richmond was founded to serve an under-represented population and make a difference in the community through a collective action.  Today, we continue to champion diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as we strive to fulfill our mission and live our values.

The Junior League of Richmond embraces a variety of perspectives, backgrounds and beliefs through the diverse voices of our membership and those which reflect the diversity of the children, families and communities we serve. This fuels our innovation and affects community improvement through voluntarism.

The Junior League of Richmond creates inclusive environments leveraging unique contributions of diverse individuals and organizations through education and training programs so that we can effectively inform and create opportunities that better assist our members and our community.

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are at the core of everything we do at The Junior League of Richmond.

What It Means to JLR

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging are more than just buzzwords to us; DEI&B guides everything we do.

  • Diversity is…the quality of being different or unique at the individual or group level
  • Equity is…the pledge of fair treatment, opportunity and advancement while striving to identify and eliminate barriers
  • Inclusion is…the act of bringing together and harnessing differences in a way that is beneficial
  • Belonging is…