GSA is Committed to Diversity and Inclusion
A Message from Jodi Shelton, CEO
We benefit from the creativity and innovation that results when people who have different experiences, perspectives, and cultures work together. This expands GSA’s base of knowledge, skills, and cross-cultural understanding, which enables greater comprehension, deeper relationships, and the ability to respond with authenticity.
Our long-standing Diversity and Inclusion Philosophy states:
- A diverse, high-achieving alliance is a sustainable competitive advantage that over time will differentiate GSA in the marketplace. It is essential to our future success and growth.
- To better serve our membership we must attract, develop, promote, and retain a diverse membership and board.
- Trust, mutual respect, and dignity are fundamental beliefs that are reflected in our behavior and actions.
- Accountability for diversity and inclusion drives our success and builds integrity and trust.
We have the opportunity to create a more equitable society and to move forward together by recognizing that diversity makes us stronger. We do not expect overnight success, but rather a journey that requires motivated people to continue the momentum and ensure our industry, and our world, are safe and welcoming for all people.