Commit To Inclusivity

One Earth Future (OEF) aims to find effective, sustainable solutions in all that we do, acknowledging that in order to achieve our goals we must be committed to enabling a culture of inclusivity, equity and equality throughout all of our global operations.

While we recognize we are not yet perfect or comprehensive in our efforts, we are continually taking steps to evolve. One Earth Future aims to recruit, hire, develop and retain the best and brightest from all segments of the world, in terms of gender, nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, thinking style and background. We seek to be culturally inclusive, ensuring all individuals feel valued, respected, and treated fairly, and by achieving these standards we believe we will become stronger and provide opportunities for everyone to excel in their chosen careers.

We prioritize diversity and inclusion, not only throughout our offices and staff teams, but also within the programs we operate globally. We believe that in order to be successful as an organization and in achieving our mission, we must be relentlessly proactive in creating an enabling environment that fosters a feeling of belonging through inclusion, collaboration, and stakeholder-driven approaches to our work.

Commitments to Fostering Inclusion & Belonging

  1. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

    Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee is made up of teammates from various programs and walks of life, focused on developing specific, actionable steps forward that can be taken by OEF to include all perspectives and interests in decision making by the organization’s leadership. This includes decisions about OEF policies and practices, ensuring equitable treatment across all groups within our staff, and improving the diverse makeup of our staff. The group focuses its efforts around staff recruitment and retention of diverse staff, office culture, training, mentorship and peer partnering programs, commitment monitoring, and localization/internationalization: how our policies and practices land differently within various programs at OEF, and how lessons and practices from our different communities can be incorporated into our overall work.
  2. Gender Equality, Race, Religion, Ethnicity & Nationality (GRREN)

    The GRREN working group works together to share information and tools on intersectional analyses to ensure that OEF programs "do no harm" throughout the course of their work. The group’s focus is on gender analysis training, OEF Best Practices, resource creation and panel participation.
  3. Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security (WCAPS)

    OEF as an organization, as well as our programs Our Secure Future and Open Nuclear Network, signed the WCAPS commitment in 2020. WCAPS created a platform devoted to women of color that cultivates a strong voice and network for its members while encouraging dialogue and strategies for engaging in policy discussions on an international scale. All members remain committed to achieving our vision of advancing the leadership and professional development of women of color in the fields of international peace, security and conflict transformation.
  4. Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy (GCNP)

    Open Nuclear Network Program Director, Laura Rockwood, is a member of the Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy (GCNP). Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy is designed to augment and complement decades of accomplishment in building networks, skills, mentorship, visibility, voice, and community among women working in the nuclear policy field by adding commitment at the leadership level of the nuclear policy sector.

To learn more about the important role inclusion plays in building foundational peace, visit our “Peace is Not Possible Without Women” page.

Commitments to Promoting Equity & Equality

1Participation in panel discussions only if they are inclusive.

No OEF employee speaks on a panel or participates in a conference whose invited panelists and speakers do not represent the populations most affected by the topic, particularly as it relates to gender and race.


2 Equal and equitable pay.

OEF pays employees equally and equitably regardless of race and gender, and publishes aggregate pay information on our website. The data below reflects salary information as of February 2021.

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3 Program goals that support gender mainstreaming, diversity and inclusion.

Each of OEF's programs develops goals for their respective impact assessments in order to incorporate gender mainstreaming, diversity and inclusion into their work. Gender mainstreaming is a best practice, employed across inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations that promotes gender equality and supports programmatic goals, from sustainable resource management to countering violent extremism.


Visit our Peace is Not Possible Without Women page to learn about some of the ways OEF programs promote gender mainstreaming through their work around the world.