The mission of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) is to advance science and services for the benefit of society. At the core of the AMS’s mission is the personal and professional well-being of the AMS staff, the volunteer members of the weather, water, and climate science workforce, and the communities that the Society serves. The AMS is committed to creating an inclusive, equitable, and welcoming culture that fosters creativity, innovation, and collaboration because we seek to be equitable. Read more about the history of equity work at AMS, our ongoing and upcoming initiatives, and community resources for developing equitable and inclusive organization.
Ongoing and Upcoming Initiatives at AMS
AMS has several new and ongoing initiatives that support the creation of an inclusive and welcoming environment. AMS recognizes we must actively and continuously engage in our commitment to build an inclusive, equitable, and welcoming Society.
Since 1973, the American Meteorological Society has recognized the need to build an inclusive and equitable society. The Board on Representation, Accessibility, Inclusion, and Diversity (BRAID) and the Culture and Inclusion Cabinet (CIC) are two of the main volunteer groups that support and lead this work. In addition to BRAID and CIC, there are many boards and committees that are integrating equity, inclusion, and justice into their goals and initiatives. Read more about the history and iteration of this work at AMS. While these boards and committees are leaders in creating a more inclusive and equitable AMS, all members have a responsibility in creating a welcoming Society.