The Diversity & Inclusion Initiative encourage policies and practices that promote under-represented people of all kinds within technology industries. i2Coalition members comprise this working group. They engage industry leaders to broaden the technology workforce and support those already in it. The DII advises and partners with existing, like-minded policy, education, and workplace advocacy groups to achieve these goals.
- Advocate. Be a voice to promote diversity and equity for all in industries supporting Internet technology and operations.
- Network. Promote networking activities to encourage and support diversity and equity for all in technology fields.
- Collaborate. Support the needs of organizations already working to provide educational and other opportunities in an effort to improve diversity and equity for all in technology fields.
What we’re working on…
- Bring together panelists to engage in an open dialogue about how we can all contribute to the improvement of diversity and equity in our space.
- Advise and partner with diversity in technology advocacy groups on critical issues and opportunity building.
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The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (“i2Coaltion”) is among several leading technology industry organizations asking both House E&C Committee and House Judiciary Committee leadership to oppose H.R. 8454, a new bill would have unintended consequences that run contrary to its stated intension of preventing online child sexual exploitation. The i2Coalition is the voice for businesses that build the […]
i2Coalition & eco – Association of the Internet Industry invite you to discuss the future of intermediary liability on both sides of the Atlantic in a roundtable webinar featuring an expert panel. When: Oct 15, 2020 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (US and Canada) / 16:00 CET Wednesday, Central European Time (CET) What we think of […]
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Your quick update on important Internet policy issues. With less than two months until the November 3 Presidential election, Congress is primarily focused on passing bills to avoid a shutdown by continuing to fund the government, and whether and how to provide additional COVID19 economic stimulus relief. Bipartisan negotiations on the COVID19 relief package have […]
Webinar: “Women in Tech – How to Access the World’s Greatest Untapped Talent Pool” September 24, 2020 7am PDT / 10am EDT / 2pm UTC / 4pm CEST It’s no secret there are far fewer women employed as specialists in the Internet industry than men. For every one female tech expert globally there are currently […]
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On September 2, the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (“i2Coalition”) presented the following comments to the Federal Communications Commission in regards to the 57 page NTIA petition for rule making that they are currently reviewing. The NTIA’s petition asks the FCC to vastly expand its regulatory jurisdiction to include decisions made by private companies to keep up or take […]
i2Coalition Joins Multi-Association Letter to Protect Copyright Safe Harbors in Free Trade Agreement between U.S. and U.K.
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Above photo by Bob Bowie from Unsplash Your quick public update on important Internet policy issues. OUTLOOK After bipartisan negotiations on police reform legislation stalled, Congress began a recess period in early July and returned to Washington on July 20th. While Congress re-engages on some non-COVID-19 related bills, its top focus prior to the next […]
If you are an i2Coalition Member and would like to join the Diversity & Inclusion Initiative, you or your company representative can sign into the i2Coalition Member Network and join this or any other working groups. If you are not a member but are interested in membership to the Diversity & Inclusion Initiative, please contact Membership Director, Hilary van der Meulen using the form below.