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BOARD MEMBER APPLICATION

This form is required of any MBA member wishing to run for Board of Directors. Please note the following requirements, as found in our MBA bylaws:

1.Three (3) or more years of professional business experience.
2.Commitment to the MBA Mission Statement, Guiding Principles and Code of Ethics.
3.Completion and submission of the Board Member Application to the Election Committee by the required deadline.
4.Ability to be in attendance at the Annual Meeting.
Been a business level member in good standing for more than six (6) months

Additionally, you must be able to attend the annual retreat in January of the following year (please inquire if the date is not listed in this form).

 

Mission

To champion economic opportunities for the LGBT community through alliance, inclusion, and diversity.

Vision

To achieve equality through economics

 

ARTICLE II: SECTION 2. Guiding Principles and Standards of Business Ethics

a. The guiding principles of the MBA are as follows:

  1. To establish and nurture a network of business and professional resources for LGBTQ and allied communities.
  2. To encourage fellowship and support among businesses, professionals, individuals, and charitable pursuits in the LGBTQ and allied communities.
  3. To oppose prejudice in society at large and within the LGBTQ and allied communities on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
  4. To foster communication, acceptance, and mutual support among LGBTQ persons and the allied communities.
  5. To provide positive role models in the LGBTQ and allied communities.

b. The Standards of Business Ethics for MBA members are as follows:

  1. Conduct business with honesty, integrity, and fairness with respect to customers, clients and employees alike.
  2. Be accessible and accountable to customers or clients and make every reasonable effort to act for the customers’ or clients’ best interest and benefit.
  3. Not discriminate based upon race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, gender, gender expression, or sexual orientation.
  4. Be responsible at all times for truthful and non-deceptive advertising and promotion regarding their business and its products or services.
  5. Not use or condone advertising which is untrue, misleading, deceptive, fraudulent, falsely disparaging of competitors, or which contains insincere offers to sell, or advertising which as a whole, may be misleading or result in misrepresentation by direct statement, inference or omission.
  6. Conduct business with strict adherence to the laws of the state where located and to business or professional codes existent for the particular business or profession and in accordance with generally accepted business practices.

 

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