Strategic Vision

Strategic Area I: Organizational Excellence 

Leading organizations value every individual in a welcoming environment where everyone sees opportunities to succeed. A critical aspect of recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce lies within creating an inclusive environment, where all individuals are welcomed, valued, and respected. To achieve organizational excellence, FASEB works to:

  • Adopt best practices for diverse and inclusive recruitment and retention strategies to increase representation among FASEB’s and its member societies’ research workforces, Boards, and committees 
  • Create opportunities for FASEB staff and volunteers to foster an inclusive work environment and increase awareness of how DEAI contributes to the organization’s mission and continued success 
  • Promote DEAI guidelines for core FASEB activities, including meetings and conferences, publications, and policy and advocacy 

Strategic Area II: Research and Education 

Research and education are critical components of a successful DEAI program. It is imperative to devote the necessary time and resources to promote ongoing research and training and avoid the risk of falling behind this dynamic DEAI landscape.  To accomplish these goals, FASEB strives to:  

  • Develop and implement innovative programs to foster DEAI among FASEB member societies and the broader biological and biomedical research community 
  • Promote and increase awareness of DEAI resources and programs through FASEB and its member societies 
  • Facilitate professional development and networking opportunities at FASEB member society meetings to promote career progression for scientists from underrepresented communities 

Strategic Area III: Public Engagement and Collaboration  

FASEB’s member societies and their scientists change the world. FASEB seeks to change the culture of research. The Federation sets the following goals for greater public engagement and enhanced collaboration to increase DEAI awareness: 

  • Enhance communication to promote FASEB’s DEAI programs, intersociety collaborations, and resource sharing 
  • Evaluate resources and infrastructure available to FASEB staff to establish strong partnerships with external scientific organizations and research institutions to promote DEAI, gender equity, and prevention of all forms of harassment 
  • Develop evidence-based assessments to ensure DEAI policies and programs achieve desired outcomes