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.
Find out how to replace outdated language that could be found offensive in this guest post from Reg Levy (i2Coalition DII Co-Chair & Head of Compliance at Tucows) and Tim Smith (General Manager, CIPA) There is mounting concern and interest in addressing longstanding and outdated terminology that has historically been used broadly across industries and communities […]
In this guest post, i2Coalition Co-Founder and cPanel General Counsel David Snead and cPanel Documentation Manager Jennifer Doubrava explain how cPanel uses culture, community, and concern as three guideposts for their diversity strategy. Since it was founded in 1997, cPanel has embraced the importance of inclusion and diversity in our business. Inclusion and diversity is […]
Find out about what we can do to help improve diversity in the workplace in this special guest post from Sarah Wyld (Tucows) and Jennifer Doubrava (cPanel). There is great value in diversity. When more experiences, ideas, and differences are welcome at our respective tables, and when we are each able to be true to […]
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 […]
When presented with obvious discrimination many of us will step in and try to make things fair. But unconscious and implicit biases operate on stereotypes beyond our own awareness, and in contradiction with our own conscious values. They’re far more prevalent than conscious prejudice and scenarios such as time pressure may activate unconscious attitudes and […]
Find out about workplace bullying and what you can do in this special guest post from Endurance International Group (“EIG”) Compliance Officer & i2Coalition Diversity & Inclusion Initiative Co-Chair Darcy Southwell and Shannon Martinson, Senior Human Resources Director at EIG. Have you ever found yourself in a situation where someone near you was being bullied? […]
Please note, this event has been rescheduled to November 13, 2019 at 11 a.m. ET (15:00 UTC) from its original date (October 9). When confronted with obvious discrimination, many of us in a position of power would like to think we’d step in and try to make things fair. But unconscious and implicit biases operate […]
Celebrate diversity at the i2Coalition Diversity in Tech Mixer at CloudFest: 5 to 6 pm in the Buena Vista Bar of the Castillo Alcazar Hotel on Tuesday, March 26th. The Internet gives us potential to connect us all. And it’s not just important that it’s available to a wide variety of people, but that it’s […]
i2Coalition co-founder and cPanel general counsel David Snead talks about the upcoming roundtables on privacy shield and transatlantic data flows, and other industry initiatives.
In spite of our best intentions, we may still hold unconscious, or implicit, biases against others.
The Internet is uniquely positioned for inclusivity and the spreading of economic benefits in ways other livelihoods have not been able.
i2Coalition Joins 10 Organizations Promoting Innovation And Inclusion To Digital Economy Task Force (DETF)
Our letter with 10 other organizations encourages the G20 to create and promote policies that continue to champion inclusion and diversity.
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.