Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
SE3 has developed a library of resources with regards to engagement and equity within the structural engineering profession. Whether you choose to read, watch, or listen (or all three!), you are invited to join us in this important conversation.
by Bill Boulding, Dean of Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.
This brief synopsis seeks to shed light on examples of structural inequities and how implicit bias undermines policies and practices.
Yassmin Abdel-Magied, a mechanical engineer, writer, and activist, challenges people to look beyond their initial impressions as she demonstrates real examples of implicit bias.
In accordance with the Call to Action released earlier this year, NCSEA is working to identify and eradicate behaviors that perpetuate racism and inequality within our profession. In conjunction with its Foundation and the Structural Engineering Engagement & Equity (SE3) Committee, NCSEA has partnered with a strategic diversity and inclusion practitioner to develop a series of webinars that will introduce attendees to diversity, equity, inclusion, and discuss ways to begin developing multicultural organizations via inclusive policies, programs, and practices.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Series:
This session will introduce participants to cultural humility and its role in creating intentionally inclusive environments. Through the exploration of individual perceptions, experiences, and interactions and the needed mindsets to practice cultural humility for an inclusive organization, participants will be primed for deeper dives into topics such as bias and equity.
Bias Awareness and Socialization
Using the Harvard Implicit Association Test, this session will introduce participants to biases, how they are developed through socialization, and the role of internalized oppression in authoring identities. Through an exploration of the Cycle of Liberation, participants will consider steps towards intergroup coalition building to address systemic inequity.
This panel discussion discusses how we can improve the STEM and specifically the structural engineering pipeline, as well as share successful diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategies and common roadblocks in the engineering and architecture professions, through a conversation with experts.