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Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility

Vision Statement:

The New York Botanical Garden is committed to an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible work environment, and further recognizes that diversity in our workforce fosters excellence in our mission of advocating for the plants of the world.

Leveraging the strong foundation of existing policies and practices, NYBG will advance inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility through a number of institutional initiatives presented through this plan.

Our aspiration is to continue to cultivate a workforce and institution that is as diverse as the communities we serve and the audiences we engage. Our main objectives and tasks are:

Hiring & Recruitment
Attract and hire a diverse pool of job applicants through expanded outreach to underserved and underrepresented communities.

Retention & Promotion
Utilize broad-reach methods in developing the foundations for DEI that underscore NYBG’s commitment in policy and practice to growth and opportunity for internal and incoming resources from all communities.

Diversity in Leadership
Create opportunities for diverse and underrepresented people on NYBG’s senior leadership team and create opportunities for diverse perspectives, communities, and people to be included on NYBG’s Board.

Inclusive Organizational Culture
Create opportunities and practices for a diversity of staff perspectives and experiences to help inform and shape NYBG’s work culture.

Access and Accessibility
Maintain and create new opportunities for people of all backgrounds and abilities to access NYBG and participate in our programs.

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