Statement on Diversity & Inclusion

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(v1. Approved by FIRST Board 05-17-2023)

At FIRST, we believe that diversity is essential to achieving our missions of global cooperation and shared language. We embrace diversity in all its forms, reflecting the global and diverse membership of FIRST.

We recognize that diversity enriches our organization and strengthens our ability to serve our members and the communities we work with, as research shows that diverse teams are more innovative, productive, and resilient. We are committed to creating a welcoming, safe, and inclusive environment where all participants are valued, respected, and empowered to contribute their unique perspectives and talents.

To ensure that we uphold our commitment to diversity, we will:

Key Indicators include:

We recognize that achieving true diversity and inclusion is an ongoing journey. FIRST is committed to listening, learning, and taking action to ensure that we create a truly equitable and inclusive organization. We welcome comments and suggestions at