Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At the National Math Foundation, we strive to hold and promote a diverse, inclusive, and equitable nonprofit institution. All employees and volunteers, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education, or disability, should feel valued, respected, and heard. We are committed to a non-discriminatory approach and provide equal opportunity for employment and advancement in all of our programs and board activities. We respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages, and we ensure that all voices are valued and heard. We’re committed to modeling diversity and inclusion for the entire education industry of the nonprofit sector. We’re committed to maintaining an inclusive environment with equitable treatment for all. 

Valuing Diversity

The National Math Foundation believes in diversity. We value the benefits that diversity can bring to its board of directors (the “Board”). Diversity promotes the inclusion of different perspectives and ideas, mitigates against groupthink, and ensures that the NMF has the opportunity to benefit from all available talent. The promotion of a diverse Board makes prudent business sense and makes for better corporate governance. 

Promoting Inclusion within our Board

The NMF seeks to maintain a Board of dedicated directors with a diverse mix of expertise, experience, and backgrounds. The skills and backgrounds represented on the Board should reflect the diverse nature of the environment in which we operate. Diversity includes, but is not limited to, business experience, geography, age, gender, and ethnicity for purposes of Board composition. In particular, the Board should include an appropriate number of women directors. 

Board composition for the National Math Foundation is based on a merit-based system. The Board solicits multiple perspectives and views and is free of conscious or unconscious bias and discrimination. When assessing Board composition or identifying suitable candidates for appointment or re-election, the Organization will consider candidates on merit against objective criteria having due regard to the benefits of diversity and the needs of the Board.

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