Welcome back to the DEI Spotlight! After a short break, we are excited to continue sharing engineering-related DEI content with you, and hopefully with your input! This year, we would like to introduce a “DEI Spotlight: Industry Edition” every few months to make this space more relatable to our everyday experiences. Has your office held an unconscious bias training that you found to be helpful? Have you recently introduced the company-wide use of pronouns in your email signature? Is your firm making an effort to reduce biases in your hiring practices? Write to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us how it is going and the results that you have seen; we will share them here with your permission!
Additionally, SE3 has had a strong start to the year, hosting the first session of a two-part seminar series called “Engineering Inclusive Engineers” on August 10th. Yvette Pearson, with the PEER Group, led the group through the foundation of JEDI (justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion) efforts and how they relate to the engineering workplace. The second session, “Identifying and Disrupting Systemic Inequities in Engineering Organizations,” will be held on September 14th; you can still register for it here. These sessions are geared towards “DEI beginners”, so please share them within your organizations to anyone who may be interested!
SEAONC SE3 Committee
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Group
The SEAONC SE3 Monthly DEI spotlight is a forum to engage our members and share resources relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the structural engineering profession.
You can also find the DEI Spotlight each month SEAONC Post Newsletter!