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.

Celebrate I2I’s 8 Years in the Community!
2019 Internet2 Inclusivity Award winners.

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:

I2I Celebrates 8 Years in Community

Internet2 Inclusivity Initiative logo

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.


Scholarship winners

Inclusivity Scholarship Information

Want to learn more about applying for a scholarship? Get more information on the award parameters and application process.

I2I panel at TechEx 2019

Relationship-Building Tools

Visit the Internet2 Inclusivity Initiative wiki to join the conversation and get involved.

Internet2 Inclusivity Award winners

Previous Scholarship Recipients

Get to know the past recipients of the award aimed at increasing the meaningful participation of women in information technology.

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Working with Diverse Communities

Internet2 is working with the Minority Serving–Cyberinfrastructure Consortium to better understand the needs of diverse communities.

Melissa Woo featured in Diversity in IT video

Diversity in I.T. | An Imperative For Innovation

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