Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Community

The Diversity Equity and Inclusion Community shares DE&I best practices and solutions, addresses business challenges, engages in transparent conversation, and develops strategies to create a diverse and inclusive tech community in our region. The DE&I Community serves its members as a facilitator for DE&I insight, awareness, guidelines, initiatives, and content. With the diverse backgrounds and experiences of NVTC's membership, NVTC has the ability to provide insight with a collegial approach to help create equitable opportunities and measures for the advancement of regional businesses.

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee shares insights including:

  • Creating greater career access and mobility for traditionally underrepresented communities.
  • Curating inclusive cultures where all employees can engage comfortably to help companies thrive in the fiercely competitive global innovation economy.
  • Empowerment of employees through recognition for special talents and inclusive social dynamics that foster a healthy cross-cultural community.
  • Educate work culture on recruitment expansion to create a network for more diverse candidates to drive innovative ideas within the workspace.
  • Facilitate progressive discussion aimed at reconstructing traditional bias social constructs that are counterproductive to a diverse and inclusive work culture. 

  1. Drive awareness of best practices
  2. To be the most diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce in the country
  3. Attract talent of all backgrounds to pursue employment in NOVA
  4. Assist in Filling Tech Talent gap
  5. Enable additional educational pathways to access in-demand jobs
  6. Leadership commitment

If you are interested in participating in the NVTC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, please contact Maureen Hardman at mhardman@nvtc.org.

JaJuan Smart
Maktub Limitless
Marcellues Hall
Maktub Limitless
NVTC Staff
Maureen Hardman