Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Resources

Diversity, equity, and inclusion resources

In our commitment to working towards more diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in STEM, we are providing resources and models that you can directly apply to your association. In order to move forward and truly make an impact, we understand that we must continually research, collaborate, study and listen to these important topics. We strive to regularly update this page with relevant resources as they develop.


CESSE Statement on Racism and Equity

The Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives (CESSE) joins with its member's organizations in denouncing the systemic racism and the egregious violent actions that led to the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor – and so many other victims of racially motivated violence and abuse.

Read Full Statement 


CESSE Member Association Statements: Standing Up for Diversity and Inclusion

Together, as a community, we can work towards positive change. Hear how our member associations are taking steps within their organization to stand up for diversity and inclusion.

Read Member Statements (PDF) 


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources


Conference Sessions

Webinars, Videos, and Photos

Online DEI Tools

  • LinkedIn The Diversity Hiring Playbook (PDF)  
  • Better Allies: A step-by-step guide on how to use a tool in Slack which would suggest inclusive alternatives when users type in discriminatory or non-inclusive language.
  • The Conscious Style Guide: A website that helps writers and editors think critically about the language they use and improve their writing to be more inclusive.
  • The Diversity Style Guide: A resource to help journalists and other media professionals cover a complex, multicultural world with accuracy, authority and sensitivity" The site provides a search bar allowing users to find definitions of and information on terms.
  • AP Style Guide - updated 6/19/20:  A brief article stating that the Associated Press has updated its stylebook to capitalize "Black" and "Indigenous" when referring to people.
  • Third Edition of The Language of Inclusion - a free download of over 230 key terms and definitions.
    Used by nearly 150,000 HR & Global Diversity and Inclusion Leaders, this tool provides your organization with a vocabulary that expands the knowledge and the comfort level of all employees when engaging in dialogue about Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging in the workplace. From James E. Wright, Diversity & Inclusion Professional
  • How to Check for Inclusive Language in Microsoft Word: Microsoft Word can help ensure inclusive language in professional communications by checking your writing for gender bias, age bias, and more. 


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consultants/speakers

Find diversity and inclusion solutions that achieve results and create sustainable change for the future.

We're About Trust

The keyword that comes up again and again at CESSE is trust. Our community members meet through our hallmark events and continue the conversations well beyond. Whether you are looking for a sounding board to help you work through a challenge, tips and advice on industry practices, or referrals to other people who have a solution you can use, CESSE is here to be, or become, your professional network of choice.

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