Diversity is Strength
Our mission of helping people lift themselves out of poverty is built upon the ideas of fairness and equity. We believe that every person deserves access to information, capital, and markets and to create lasting prosperity for themselves, their families, and their communities.
These ideas of fairness and equity extend into our workplace, where:
We will hire, pay, and promote people based on ability, experience, and achievement. We will not discriminate or treat people differently based on their race, ethnicity, color, gender, religion, marital status, sexual orientation/identity, or disability.
We will strive to create workplaces that reflect the communities in which we work.
We will create, nurture, and protect an inclusive work environment in which individuals are able to openly share ideas and opinions and feel valued for their unique characteristics. Further, we will celebrate multiple approaches and points of view as a sign of organizational strength.
We will continually focus on transparency, holding each other accountable to fairness and equity by following policies and procedures that help to prevent bias in decision-making.
We will persistently measure our diversity and inclusiveness, tracking progress, communicating accomplishments and shortfalls, and evaluating lessons learned.
TechnoServe recognizes the vital role of women and men, in all their diversity, in driving economic and social progress and strive to build inclusive and competitive markets that generate sustainable economic opportunities for all people as entrepreneurs, farmers, and employees. We are committed to advancing gender equality and women’s economic empowerment through our work and workplaces. For more information on this policy, go to policy PDF on our Resource page.
TechnoServe is a proud member signatory of the Pledge for Racial & Ethnic Equity (REE) created by the Coalition for Racial & Ethnic Equity in Development (CREED). with a link to the press release.
Featured Blog Posts
How to Safeguard the Livelihoods of Women Farmers and Entrepreneurs During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Among its many impacts, the COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to reverse recent gains to women’s economic empowerment. This article by TechnoServe Gender Director Cristina Manfre presents a strategy to ensure that the global community’s response to the pandemic safeguards against the risks to women’s livelihoods and enables them to help lead the economic recovery.
Ask a TechnoServe Expert: Kindra Halvorson on Food Security
In the “Ask a TechnoServe Expert” series, our staff members answer your questions about the critical global issues they work on every day. In this edition, Chief Transformation Officer Kindra Halvorson addresses questions about how the COVID-19 crisis is impacting food security in the developing world.
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