DEI: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

DEI: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, inclusion

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are mutually reinforcing. Increased inclusion is associated with increased equity; the majority of organizations with higher inclusion and equity also have greater demographic diversity.

Our Commitments 


We commit to increase diversity in the recruitment, retention, and retainment at the national, state, and local level, and in the leadership and executive roles.


We commit to prioritizing equity in the work of the LWV staff, board, and members.


We commit to making deliberate efforts to ensure LWV is a place where differences are welcomed, different perspectives are respectfully heard, and every individual feels a sense of belonging and inclusion. We know that by creating a vibrant climate of inclusiveness, we can more effectively leverage our resources to advance our collective capabilities.

See full statement here.

2023 updates/resources

Women's History Month (March 2023) 


DEI topics by the month


DEI Education and Resources

LWVSC: Engaging in Purposeful Action  9/11/2021: Suggested DEI books, articles, and videos for personal reflection and to advance our League work 
Harvard University Implicit Bias Test: Here
ADA Basic Building Blocks Course: Here 
Microaggressions: Here 

DEI Events and Recordings


Beaufort League 1/14/2021  "An honest dialogue about Diversity and Inclusion" here
LEAD DEI Presentation 1/23/2021 here
HHI-Bluffton Area League 2/9/2021 "An honest conversation about Diversity and Inclusion" here
DEI Intro Call 2/16/2021 here      Recorded Meeting here
Columbia League 2/18/2021 "Stories of Struggle: Education, the Vote, and White Supremacy" here
April 22 (7 PM, EST) Webinar, "Surveys and Demographic Collection", hosted by LWVUS here 
LWVUS Webinar "The power of words and common definitions" here