Diversity & Inclusion


IEEE Computer Society's statement on Diversity & Inclusion.

Our Commitment

Diversity and Inclusion are central to our goals.Diversity and Inclusion are central to the goals of the IEEE Computer Society and all of its activities. Equity at its heart is about removing barriers, biases, and obstacles that impede equal access and opportunity to succeed. Diversity is fundamentally about valuing human differences and recognizing diverse talents. Inclusion is the active engagement of Diversity and Equity. A goal of the IEEE Computer Society is to foster an environment in which all individuals are entitled to participate in any IEEE Computer Society activity free of discrimination. For this reason, the IEEE Computer Society is firmly committed to team compositions in all sponsored activities, including but not limited to, technical committees, steering committees, conference organizations, standards committees, and ad hoc committees that display Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

Condemning Racism and Discrimination

We see no place for hatred and discrimination in our communities.The IEEE Computer Society is, and remains, strongly committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and we see no place for hatred and discrimination in our communities. Equity, diversity, and inclusion are central to the goals of the Computer Society and all of our activities. We are proactively supporting diversity and inclusion with the creation of a new taskforce this year that will address ways the Computer Society can improve its mission to better serve those most under-represented in our community. However, we know there is more we can do to support these ideals of equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are ready to listen. Please send your suggestions to inclusion@computer.org and your comments will be shared with Computer Society leadership and the Computer Society Diversity & Inclusion Task Force.

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Women in STEM - Interview Series

The IEEE Computer Society Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce has launched a special series of interviews recognizing prominent women in the computing field. Proudly highlighting the achievements of these exceptional women, the interview series will explore their reasons for entering the profession, the evolution of their careers, advice they have for early career professionals, and how they build their support networks. Each interview provides fresh insight into each woman’s challenges and opportunities, and illustrates that there is no one “right” path to success. These passionate women exemplify the intelligence, work ethic, and commitment necessary for achieving success in this field. We will add interviews to this list, as they take place:

For questions about the interview series, contact inclusion@computer.org.

Standing Committee

A committee to promote and initiate activities that support diversity and inclusion.

IEEE Women In Engineering (WIE)

IEEE Women In Engineering (WIE) supports the inclusion of a diverse set of speakers which will lead to more creative, interesting and representative panels across the IEEE. IEEE WIE pledges to end same-sex panels at all IEEE meetings, conferences and events, including our own.   For more information about the WIE pledge, please see this article.

Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS)

We are pleased to announce that we have executed an agreement with the Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) organization to cross-promote their annual conference with our Security & Privacy Symposium. WiCyS is making great strides for women and we’re thrilled that we’ve been able to partner with them.WiCyS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of women in cybersecurity. They bring together ~1,500 students, faculty, government, and industry practitioners at their annual conference. Visit WiCyS to learn more.

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