Our Commitment to DEI
In our commitment to working towards more diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM, we are providing DEI 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.
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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)
- Dirty Diversity
- Silence is Not an Option hosted by Don Lemon
- ASCE Plot Points: Engineering a Culture of Inclusion
- Code Switch (NPR)
- 2019 CEO Meeting: Surviving the Population Shift: Responding to the Coming Change in National Demographics (Video)
- ACCESSE18: Identifying and Advancing Subtle Biases in the Workplace: Microaggressions (Video)
- ACCESSE19: How to Develop and Implement a Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan (Video)
- ACCESSE19: Consciously Overcoming Unconscious Bias in the Workplace (Video)
Webinars, Videos, and Photos
- Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Through Action (Webinar)
- Texts to Table: A Conversation About Race and Leadership (Video)
- IF/THEN Collection (Photo and video assets)
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.
- Harvard Business Review: Working from Home While Black
- How to Be a Better Ally to Your Black Colleagues
- The 7 Hallmarks of an Antiracist Organization
Find diversity and inclusion solutions that achieve results and create sustainable change for the future.