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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

DONA International’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee has embarked on a journey of exploring the many facets of being intercultural with the goal of amplifying all doulas and the families they serve worldwide. We feel strongly that we all have a great deal to learn. With great expectation, we seek to bring forth programs and opportunities that will enrich our doulas and the communities they serve.  Cultural, racial, ethnic and ability diversity along with understanding is a necessity as we look to achieve birth equity.

DONA International’s Statement on Anti-Racism and Strategies for DONA Members

Join us as our four committees working toward health and birth equity:

  • LGBTQIA+ Committee
  • Black Mother-Baby Committee
  • Accessibility Committee
  • Military Committee

Signature Program:

I.M.P.A.C.T. Program

Our DEI Committee

Kelli Brien

Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Toni Curtis

Black Mother-Baby Committee Chairperson

Aubrey Williams

Military Chairperson

The I.M.P.A.C.T. Program

 The 2022 I.M.P.A.C.T open applications concluded on October 31, 2021.  Thank you for all who applied!

DONA International is committed to developing an organization that fosters anti-racism and cultural sensitivity for our members & the families and communities that we serve.  To contribute to the many efforts to eradicate the perinatal mortality crisis in the U.S. we recognize an immediate need to helping to diversify the doula profession. 

We aim to make an I.M.P.A.C.T. which stands for:

aternal health
ractices &
dvocacy through
ertification &

Learn more about the I.M.P.A.C.T program here


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LGBTQIA+ resources for you to explore:



Abilities resources for you to explore:


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