Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

A key element of the Junior League of Birmingham, MI’s mission is to improve the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. We seek to bring women together to fulfill our Mission and Vision, which is supported through our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

The Junior League welcomes all women who value our Mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations, and communities.

To that end, our Mission and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion will guide us. We will continue to partner with organizations that are working to empower marginalized communities and to eliminate inequities.

Making a significant and lasting change will take a commitment from all of us. The JLB is a member of The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI), and one of the benefits of this partnership is the collaboration, collective work, and resources from AJLI and all member leagues. AJLI is working to “ensur[e] that we have clear steps that every League, every member can take.” We will work to share and implement these resources and communicate our actions.

FOCUS

We believe that all women should have equal opportunity, the resources to unlock their potential, and the structures to support them. Of the more than 111,000 individuals living in poverty in Oakland County, nearly 60 percent are women. This impacts their health, home and food security, educational and employment opportunities, and the lives of their children and families.