Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
HERS welcomes and encourages all people regardless of age, culture, race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, or subculture. To accomplish our goals – to foster connections between those investigating tropical cyclone ecology and synthesizing an open-access database– we aim for our network to reflect our global diversity, both in people and locations that are impacted by tropical cyclones. HERS Network mirroring society’s diversity allows for a greater opportunity to see all possible answers to a problem and thus, form holistic findings and solutions. We promote diversity and equity via an inclusive network, a focus on diversity in leadership and membership, and using multiple platforms to facilitate global engagement within our activities and events.