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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

U.S. Ski & Snowboard, the national and global leader in snowsports, is committed to fostering, cultivating and maintaining a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout its organization. U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s vision is to make the United States of America the Best In The World in Olympic skiing and snowboarding. Our mission is to lead, encourage, and support athletes in achieving excellence by empowering national teams, clubs, coaches, parents, officials, volunteers, and fans of all socioeconomic backgrounds, races, ethnicities, and genders.

We are dedicated to organizational excellence. One of the keys to achieving excellence across an organization is creating an environment in which diversity is valued, equity is striven for and inclusion is embraced.

To that end, U.S. Ski & Snowboard adopts the following guiding principles:

  • Nurture a diverse community rooted in mutual understanding and respect
  • Educate constituents about the importance of a diverse community
  • Support innovation in approaches to enhance access and retention of underrepresented groups

The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee was founded in 2017 to increase racial, ethnic, gender, and socioeconomic diversity at all levels of skiing and snowboarding through the following activities:

  • Conducting research to identify needs and/or areas of concern
  • Addressing policies and practices affecting DEI
  • Procuring buy-in and support from all levels of the organization, internally as well as within our membership community
  • Implementing and communicating DEI initiatives
  • Measuring and disseminating DEI outcomes
  • Reviewing and adjusting on an ongoing basis

The DEI Committee is currently engaged in:

  • A thorough self-assessment of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as it applies to our people, policies and practices
  • Increasing education and awareness for our stakeholders and constituents on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion challenges and opportunities
  • Working closely with industry partners to implement initiatives and programs that will increase participation among underrepresented populations

Committee Members:
Committee members serve voluntarily and include U.S. Ski & Snowboard staff, leadership, and Board members as well as community members

Ellen Adams, Chair
Kate Anderson
Magnus Andersson
Lindsay Arnold
Sheryl Barnes
Suzette Cantin
Lara Carlton
Patty Frechette
Megan Harrod
Gus Kaeding
Ashley Laakso
Charlotte Moats
Kipp Nelson
Alison Pitt
Suzanne Rieske
Elise Saarela
Tiger Shaw
Steve Strandberg
Jeff Weinman

For more information please contact: 
membership@usskiandsnowboard.org

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