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Diversity & Inclusion

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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Statement

As the CEO of Veterans Beauty Professionals Organization, I am proud to affirm our commitment to being a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. We value and respect all individuals irrespective of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education, or disability. Our organization is dedicated to a nondiscriminatory approach, providing equal opportunity for employment and advancement across all departments and programs.

We strive to model diversity and inclusion within the nonprofit sector, maintaining an environment where everyone receives equitable treatment and all voices are heard and valued. To this end, Veterans Beauty Professionals Organization is committed to:

- Integrating diversity, inclusion, and equity into our mission to enhance the well-being of our staff and the communities we serve, particularly combat-wounded veterans.
- Identifying and eliminating inequities within our policies, systems, and services, continuously monitoring and reporting our progress.
- Challenging unconscious biases and assumptions to promote inclusiveness.
- Supporting systemic change through advocacy and policy development at the board level to address inequities that affect our operations and align with our mission.
- Developing diverse leadership within our board, staff, and advisory bodies through dedicated time and resources.
- Ensuring cultural competency by providing substantial learning opportunities and clear, transparent policies.
- Enhancing our outreach to underrepresented veteran families by pooling resources and expanding collaborative efforts with like-minded organizations.
- Being intentional about reducing bias during hiring, promotion, and evaluation processes, and training our team in equitable practices.
- Pushing for public and private-sector policies that advance diversity, inclusion, and equity.

At Veterans Beauty Professionals Organization, we believe in leading with respect and tolerance. We expect all team members to embody these principles in their daily interactions and practices. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we ensure that all prospective employees are considered without discrimination based on any legally protected status.

These commitments reflect our dedication not just to organizational excellence but to fostering a genuinely inclusive community that actively supports every member. By advancing these values, we reinforce our resolve to bring about positive change and uplift the lives of the veterans we serve.

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