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Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

The Diversity & Inclusion Strategy Committee works to foster diversity, ensure inclusive practices, raise awareness of unconscious bias, and promote cultural competence both within ASME and in the...
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About the Committee

As ASME is increasingly working in a global environment, striving to engage more student and early career engineers, and facing demographic shifts domestically, globally, and in the field of engineering, our efforts in diversity and inclusion are more essential than ever. The Diversity and Inclusion Strategy Committee’s efforts are focused both internally and externally.

  • Internally, the committee works to foster diversity, ensure inclusive practices, raise awareness of unconscious bias, and promote cultural competence. This is done via trainings, communications, and events that support these goals.
  • Externally, the committee seeks to promote these values in engineering at large. This is done via participation, as representatives of ASME, in coalitions, partnerships, as well as activities sponsored by other societies that support diversity and inclusion in the field of engineering.

Objective

ASME’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategy Committee is seeking a Chair-Elect to contribute expertise, lead the committee beginning in 2021, and to advance ASME’s mission and vision.

Responsibilities

  • Chair bi-monthly committee conference calls and semi-annual face-to-face meetings
  • Work closely with committee staff to identify priorities and develop agendas and action plans for the committee
  • Read and prepare for meetings
  • Keep current on topics of interest to the committee and share relevant information with the committee
  • Represent the committee and/or ASME at various events

Commitment

  • Term: The selected Chair will serve for one year as Chair-Elect beginning July 1, 2020 and will become Chair on July 1, 2021. The Chair position is a 3-year term.
  • Meeting Participation: The committee meets face-to-face twice a year: at the International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Expo in November and at the ASME Annual Meeting in June. The Committee meets roughly bi-monthly by phone, and subgroups of the committee may meet at other times, as needed.
  • BOG Meeting Participation: The DISC Chair is invited to attend BOG meetings and conference calls.
  • PAO Council Meeting Participation: The DISC Chair is invited to attend PAO Council meetings and conference calls.
  • Travel: Travel will be expected twice annually, to attend the committee’s face-to-face meetings at IMECE and the Annual Meeting. Additional travel may be required of the Chair to represent the committee at other events.

Qualifications

Required:

  • The incumbent must be a current member of ASME.
  • The ideal candidate should be recognized for their contributions to diversity and inclusion within their professional work environments and/or global communities, be able to clearly articulate a vision of the future (or better state) of ASME and the engineering profession, and consistently demonstrate the ASME core values.

To Apply

If you are interested in being considered for the Chair position, please send a letter of interest, along with your resume or CV, and a letter of support from an ASME member to Clare Bruff, Senior Manager, Volunteer Leadership Development and Diversity, at bruffc@asme.org. The letter should address the following:

  • Demonstrated experience in diversity and inclusion leadership
  • Priorities for the Diversity and Inclusion Strategy Committee

Applications must be received by Monday, March 2, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact Clare Bruff at bruffc@asme.org or (212) 591-8367.


Objective

ASME’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategy Committee is seeking a Member-at-Large to contribute expertise to advance the work of the Committee and ASME’s mission and vision.

Responsibilities

  • Be an active participant in bi-monthly committee conference calls and semi-annual face-to-face meetings
  • Read and prepare for meetings
  • Keep current on topics of interest to the committee and share relevant information with the committee
  • Represent the committee and/or ASME at various events, as needed

Commitment

  • Term: The member-at-large position is for a 3-year term beginning July 1, 2020, which can be renewed once.
  • Meeting Participation: The committee meets face-to-face twice a year: at the International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Expo in November and at the ASME Annual Meeting in June. The Committee meets roughly bi-monthly by phone, and subgroups of the committee may meet at other times, as needed.
  • Travel: Travel will be expected twice annually, to attend the committee’s face-to-face meetings. Typically this will involve one overnight stay.

Qualifications

Required:

  • The incumbent must be a current member of ASME.
  • The ideal candidate should be recognized for their contributions to diversity and inclusion within their professional work environments and/or global communities, be able to clearly articulate a vision of the future (or better state) of ASME and the engineering profession, and consistently demonstrate the ASME core values.

To Apply

If you are interested in being considered for a Member-At-Large position, please send a letter of interest, along with your resume or CV, to Clare Bruff, Senior Manager, Volunteer Leadership Development and Diversity, at bruffc@asme.org. The letter should address the following:

  • Why are you interested in serving on the Diversity and Inclusion Strategy Committee?
  • Please highlight your experiences and accomplishments that have focused on diversity and inclusion.
  • What unique perspective can you bring to the committee?

Applications must be received by Monday, March 2, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact Clare Bruff at bruffc@asme.org or (212) 591-8367.