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Valerie Sumner speaking at PMCA Convening Leaders
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
Since its inception in 2005, VRS Meetings & Events, Inc. has strived to build the core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion into all aspects of what we do, intentionally advancing our mission by modeling those values. Our organization endeavors to ensure that all of our team members as well as the communities we influence feel valued and respected whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education or disability.
VRS strives to be a catalyst for changing long-held perceptions, fostering collaboration and innovation, and sharing new outlooks on the issues and challenges facing disadvantaged communities through our consultative leadership. Black lives have always mattered to VRS. It is as true to our company now as it was in 2005: Black Lives Matter.
We strive to:
See diversity, inclusion, and equity as connected to our core mission and critical to ensure the well-being of our industry and the communities we serve.
Acknowledge and dismantle any inequities within our policies, systems, programs, and services.
Explore potential underlying, unquestioned assumptions that interfere with inclusiveness.
Advocate for and support thinking about how systemic inequities impact our organization’s work, and how best to address that in a way that is consistent with our mission.
Practice and encourage transparent communication in all interactions.
Commit time and resources to expand more diverse leadership within the industry and the charities we support.
Lead with respect and tolerance. We expect VRS stakeholders to embrace this notion and to express it through everyday practices.
We have signed and are committed to the Ascent Promise.
VRS is a Certified Small, Women and Minority-Owned Business in Virgina.