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Diversity Equality Inclusiveness Respect On Line Networking Event: April 21

Diversity Equality Inclusiveness Respect

Diversity and inclusion in the workforce brings significant value to the employer[1]. Diversity in society broadens perspective, improves person to person socializing and creates a culture of openness and growth[2]. ACS has pledged to advance and embrace inclusion in chemistry, which includes promoting our core value of DEIR, identifying and dismantling barriers to success, and creating a welcoming environment so that all ACS members, employees, and volunteers can thrive.

The event is co-hosted by:

  • Division of Chemical Health and Safety (CHAS)
  • Division of Business Development and Management (BMGT)
  • Division of Small Chemical Businesses (SCHB)
  • ACS Committee on Chemical Safety (CCS)
  • Board Committee on Corporation Associates (CA)
  • ACS Committee on Meetings & Expositions
  • ACS Department of Diversity Programs

This networking event is a DEIR conversation. Please join us.

When: 10:00 am – 11:00 am PDT, WEDNESDAY 21 APRIL during the ACS Spring Meeting

Where: Meeting Zoom Portal CHAS Networking Link

The event leaders are Dave Finster (dfinster@wittenberg.edu) and Neal Langerman (neal@chemical-safety.com; contact either Dave or Neal for more information).

The agenda is a work in progress. This is an open conversation, with limited formal presentation.

  • DEIR – challenges we must recognize and overcome.
  • Joining a conversation is difficult – we welcome all questions.
  • Recognizing “other” – how to empathize with people who come from different backgrounds.
  • Personal pronouns – how and why to use these.
  • The long haul – improving DEIR in our profession.
  1. https://www.forbes.com/sites/rsmdiscovery/2018/08/22/why-workplace-diversity-is-so-important-and-why-its-so-hard-to-achieve/?sh=1e0b284b3096
  2. https://www.uopeople.edu/blog/what-is-cultural-diversity/