When We Realize That There Is Power In Our Differences, The Possibilities Are Endless.

While diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging have been pillars of Leadership Long Beach, they has not always been at the forefront of how we approach every aspect of what we do and who we are as an organization. That is why, since early 2019, a group of alumni and staff stepped up to create the change that we did know we needed.


They started with creating our DEI+B statement…

There is Power in Our Differences

The vision of Leadership Long Beach cannot be fully realized unless it is approached with diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as our foundation. To connect and meaningfully serve Long Beach, we must acknowledge inequities and create opportunities for future leaders to thrive, belong, and create systemic change.

Change is hard.

It takes courage.

Trust the process.

DEI+B Committee

Identifying our gaps and improving our effectiveness as leaders

The DEI+B Committee of Leadership Long Beach works to promote and support diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in our community and within our organization. We identify gaps in our programs, policies, and practices, and strive to improve our organization’s effectiveness in meeting the needs of our diverse membership. We develop strategies to address these gaps, celebrate our successes, and support partner organizations and community agencies in their own DEI+B efforts.

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DEI+B Events and Activities

Click here to sign up for upcoming events and activities that you could volunteer for and help spread the word about. Watch our short video introducing our DEI+B initiative and pledge here.

"Creating spaces that foster a sense of belonging is not only essential to our success as an organization, it’s vital if we want to thrive"
Ish Salamanca
VP of DEI+B, LLBI’22 graduate

Land Acknowledgement

Leadership Long Beach operates in the City of Long Beach, CA, which we acknowledge is the traditional, unceded territory of the Kizh/Tongva people. In the virtual environment, we depend on Zoom and Google, which do not exist in an abstract “cloud” but are headquartered on unceded Ohlone and Tamyen land. More information available at: https://native-land.ca/

Leadership Long Beach Institute

Applications for our Institute Program are being accepted through Sunday, July 7th.