Posted on Jul 17, 2020
Fadzi Whande | Global Diversity and Inclusion Strategist | a Personal Responsibility 
Diversity alone is not enough if we do not reach a state of belonging where everyone is included. Inclusion is a personal responsibility.
If you missed hearing from #fadziwhande at lunch, Friday 17 July, we’d encourage you to watch her recent TedEx talk! If you heard #fadziwhande at lunch on Friday, we’d encourage you to watch her recent TedEx talk! 

A top priority for Rotary is growing and diversifying our membership to make sure we reflect the communities we serve and are inclusive of all cultures, experiences, and identities.

We're creating an organization that is more open and inclusive, fair to all, builds goodwill, and benefits our communities.

To help us achieve our goal, the Rotary International Board of Directors passed a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement:

As a global network that strives to build a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change, Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Rotary will cultivate a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture in which people from underrepresented groups have greater opportunities to participate as members and leaders.

Making diversity, equity, and inclusion a priority is everyone's responsibility — from Rotary members to staff at the Secretariat.

Fadzi reminded us that in order to engage with each other we need to become more socially conscious to the lived experience of others.
Perth Rotary values the relationship it has developed with Fadzi over the past few years as the club seeks to improve its own position on diversity and inclusion.
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