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  • Access to the Inclusivity Initiative Wiki with news, resources, and success stories for shared best practices. 

  • Inclusion in the Inclusivity Initiative sessions at our two anchor events, the Global Summit (Spring) and the Technology Exchange (Fall).

  • Opportunities to participate in specialty sub-groups and committees as they are formed.



Avis Yates Rivers Presentation

On Thursday, October 11, we were honored to have Avis Yates Rivers be our first presenter for our Internet2 Inclusivity Initiative webinar series. To watch her presentation, you may visit the following link, Avis Yates Rivers, the challenges in attracting and retaining a diverse workplace.

Her presentation focuses on the tech industry (and business as a whole) and the challenge in attracting and retaining women and people of color into the workplace. This is a complex and persistent issue plaguing U.S. companies, universities and government agencies that could have a continuing and profound impact on our nation’s security and competitiveness.  What innovation are we missing from brilliant minds from diverse perspectives?  What is being done to close the gap?  What could be done to make quantum leaps in making tech accessible to everyone?

The 2018 Technology Exchange Internet2 Inclusivity Initiative Scholarship Winners, and

Diversity and Inclusion Community Award Winners

Pictured L-R: Iris Niestas, University of Texas at El Paso (I2I Initiative Awardee),
Renuka Arya, University of Chicago (WINS Recipient),
Antonio Lobo, University of Santander in Bucaramanga, Colombia (NSRC-Internet2 Fellow),
Soledad Antelada Toledano, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (WINS Recipient), and
Tomomi Imamura, University of Wisconsin - Madison (I2I Initiative in Recognition of Carrie Regenstein Awardee)