Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Fair Housing

DEI Session held in November

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

DEI, which stands for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, is a term that is becoming more and more prevalent in all aspects of society, including the business world. DEI is a conceptual framework that promotes the fair treatment and full participation of all people, especially in the workplace, including populations who have historically been underrepresented or subject to discrimination because of their background, identity, disability, etc.

The BNAR is committed to these important principles and has a dedicated staff member, Brenda Alesii, overseeing DEI education and initiatives for our members, staff, board of directors, and constituents. DEI strengthens us as an Association; these ideals will embody our culture moving forward to ensure innovation and organizational success. 


DEI is not going away; embracing it can drive innovation and organizational success!

The BNAR launched our first virtual panel discussion focusing on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI). Diversity is expressed in many different ways: races, ethnicities, languages, religions, ages, disabilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, socioeconomic statuses, veteran status, and more. Leaders are now met with the challenge of addressing topics that may have previously been thought of as "too political" for the workplace. Today, its widely known that speaking up is an opportunity to support your employees and co-workers, and enhance the company culture. These conversations are not about politics - we're talking about basic humanity.