Internet2 is Committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Strengthening Diversity, Inclusion in Our Community
We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential for a robust and thriving research and education community. As a membership organization with a global reach, Internet2 is committed to promoting a culture that includes, encourages, supports, and celebrates diverse voices and reflects the communities it serves.
The Internet2 Inclusivity Initiative (I2I), focuses on resources, attention, and scholarships to improve diversity and inclusion in the community of networking and technical professionals.
As part of this initiative, we:
- Provide a national forum to discuss and share best practices to improve diversity and inclusion in technical fields, particularly in advanced networking, security, and identity.
- Partner with other national organizations engaged in similar work, such as the National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT), EDUCAUSE and others.
I2I Celebrates 8 Years in Community
View the recording and slides for the DEI in Our Community: The Internet2 Inclusivity Initiative at 8 Years, from Thursday, April 29. In the spring of 2013, Internet2 created the Internet2 Gender Diversity Initiative, to focus resources and attention on improving gender diversity in the community of networking professionals who convene regularly to collaborate on the development of national and international advanced networking.
In 2018, the GDI was renamed the Internet2 Inclusivity Initiative (I2) to reflect a wider scope of action and a focus on the cultural shifts the Initiative works to foster. Today, I2I celebrates 8 years by taking a look back and a look forward. I2I co-chair Laurie Burns McRobbie and three recipients of I2I scholarships gave an update and engaged in conversation about where we are and where we’re going.
- Laurie Burns McRobbie, Indiana University
- Sarvani Chadalapaka, University of California Merced
- Nuyun Zhang (Nellie), Georgia Tech
- Bridget Bartell, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Inclusivity Scholarship Information
Want to learn more about applying for a scholarship? Get more information on the award parameters and application process.
Visit the Internet2 Inclusivity Initiative wiki to join the conversation and get involved.
Previous Scholarship Recipients
Get to know the past recipients of the award aimed at increasing the meaningful participation of women in information technology.
Working with Diverse Communities
Internet2 is working with the Minority Serving–Cyberinfrastructure Consortium to better understand the needs of diverse communities.
Diversity in I.T. | An Imperative For Innovation
National Center for Women in Technology
Works with global universities, network providers, and industry and government agencies to support in underserved countries.
Women in IT Networking at SC
This program provides an immersive “hands-on” mentorship opportunity for early- to mid-career women in the IT field.
Internet2 Inclusivity wiki
Access the Inclusivity Initiative wiki to find news, resources, and success stories.
Join the TechEXtra 21: Internet2 I2I Panel Discussion: Women Leaders During a Time of Change on Oct. 12 from 1-2 p.m. ET.
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