The Importance of Diversity in Rotary
Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds. A first step is to create a plan that welcomes all people, extends to all activities, and has measurable results. Join us to explore how you can create an inclusive framework for your organization.
Looking for inspiration? Learn more about the frameworks shared by Ofek, Carol, and Sydney here:
A topic has been added to the Learning Center to share resources and best practices that support the understanding and progress of diversity, equity, and inclusion in Rotary (My Rotary login required):

(Recorded 17 September 2020)
The Current Challenges We are Facing and What We Can Do to Learn and Grow Together
The COVID-19 pandemic and anti-racism solidarity demonstrations are calling out global inequities and the need for social justice. It is even more important that Rotary be an organization inclusive of all cultures, experiences, and identities. This breakout session provides an opportunity to hear from Rotarians at the forefront of change, learn about Rotary’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) progress, and be equipped with tools to create a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization.
Advancing Women in Rotary
“In some areas of the world, women already make up more than 30 percent of Rotary’s members and leaders. However, in some areas, that percentage is much less. But we all have a responsibility—men and women in every club and every district in the Rotary world— to help our organization diversify and grow so that we can remain relevant for future generations.” – RI President Mark D. Maloney
During the webinar we:
- Explore the barriers that women face when considering leadership positions
- Challenge the institutional and personal viewpoints that may be limiting advancement
-Discuss the benefits—and necessity -- of being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization
- Develop specific actions to take in our clubs and communities