Money Meets Action
Lessons from IEEE’s big DE&I investment
For associations, demonstrating the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) to their sector can take a lot of forms—new initiatives, support for leaders from diverse backgrounds, messaging, and so on.
But sometimes, it comes down to putting real money behind the effort. Case in point: the IEEE Computer Society's Diversity & Inclusion Fund, a program that offers donations to small localized programs around the country that boost DEI in technology.
Among the programs that have been supported so far are a summer high school internship program for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) students, a computer literacy program in the Indian state of Kerala, and a tiny machine learning program targeting Navajo high school students and teachers.
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