What We Do
Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to WGA’s mission to improve the lives of women and girls in Northeast Florida, and inspire all women to be strategic philanthropists. WGA actively invites women of different backgrounds, perspectives, opinions, experiences, personalities, ideologies and lifestyles. We believe that bringing together diverse voices — and the conversations and connections that result — makes us stronger.
Driving everything we do is our strengthened focus on diversity, equity and inclusion. Our commitment to DEI began with our Founders’ vision for an organization which would welcome all women. Over the years, we’ve implemented several initiatives to attract and retain a diverse membership — efforts including the Delores Barr Weaver Fellowship program, the 4Sight program for women age 40 and under, our DEI Committee and more.
Our work continues to evolve, and WGA Members lead the way. The DEI Committee is responsible for exploring actions WGA can take to view all of our work through a DEI lens, to become more effective strategic philanthropists and improve the lives of women and girls. Through integration with all WGA committees, the DEI Committee aids WGA in becoming more inclusive in all aspects of our work — including, but not limited to, membership recruitment and retention, leadership development, grantmaking policies and procedures, advocacy and internal and external communications.