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For the International Live Events Association, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of who we are — an inclusive global community dedicated to personal and business development, inspiring all professionals engaged in live events to elevate their contribution to the industry. Our commitment to these values is unwavering. These values are a mission-critical piece of our culture. We know that having varied perspectives generates better ideas to solve complex problems and that without diversity, equity, and inclusion, it would be impossible for our industry to do its best work.
We are taking action to infuse these values throughout our internal culture, systems, and practices. We have initiated deliberate steps to strengthen our organization by introducing the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Task Force. Spearheading our efforts to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) throughout ILEA and the live events industry, the DEI Task Force will review where ILEA stands when it comes to DEI practices, produce education on DEI in live events, provide opportunities to highlight certified minority-owned business, and provide resources and strategies to assist ILEA chapters in becoming more diverse, equitable, and inclusive.
Our mission is to expand diversity in our organization by creating a culture of equity, embracing differences, and promoting diverse cultures. We will provide an internationally inclusive safe space for our membership and other event professionals regardless of age, gender, gender identity, ability, ethnicity, nationality, race, and/or sexual orientation.
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- To create an organization where all are welcomed, represented, and accepted.
- To better understand the diversity of our membership and identify their needs by providing resources and educational opportunities needed to ensure DEI best practices.
- To create spaces for difficult conversations, hearing all voices and providing leadership where it is needed in our governance, membership, operations, and programs, resulting in the delivery of culturally effective, respectful, and high-quality care to all.
- To align with other like-minded organizations to create change in the live events industry.
Why is ILEA collecting demographic information?
ILEA collects demographic information from its membership voluntarily to better understand the overall characteristics of our association. This information is used to determine the diverse makeup of the organization’s members and to measure and enhance the success of our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts (DEI). Your participation enables us to share relevant, anonymized data with existing and potential sponsors so we can serve you better and help ILEA continue to grow.
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