Mon 5 - Sat 10 December 2022 Auckland, New Zealand

Software Profession Dimensions of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

In the context of our profession “diversity, equity, and inclusion” (DEI) can mean different things to different people. We have an obligation to ensure that our development processes and what we deliver are consistent with the different needs and sensitivities of our community [1]. We should champion and embrace non-uniformity in our community by including people with a variety of backgrounds and experiences, encouraging the participation of marginalized communities, promoting impartiality and fairness in our work environment, and supporting an environment that welcomes and fosters diversity. This panel will explore a broad range of DEI “dimensions,” both visible and invisible, to help us understand how we can best navigate and improve our organizations and actions.

  1. ACM Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council: https://www.acm.org/diversity-inclusion/about