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Diversity Working Group

Status: Active

Organisers: Amy Marrich (amy@demarco.com - spotz) Previous Organizers: Imad Sousou (imad.sousou@intel.com), Egle Sigler (ushnishtha@hotmail.com), Kavit Munshi (Kavit@aptira.com)


In an effort to assert and facilitate the incorporation of diversity policies into its overall strategy, the Board of Directors of the OpenStack Foundation (“Board”) is committed to fostering an inclusive and welcoming place for all people to collaborate and drive innovation and design cutting-edge data center capabilities that provide solutions for our most pressing challenges.

This working group will sponsor and create programs that encourage diversity by identifying and removing the barriers that keep us from having a diverse, thriving community. The programs recommended by this working group will apply to the Board, OpenStack Foundation, Technical Committee, PTLs, Developers and the entire OpenStack Community. Each program will have specific success metrics and the working group will provide regular updates on all programs to the Board as well as the Community.

The diversity working group, like other Board committees, will be supervised by the Board who will have authority to approve its proposals. The Board may choose to exercise such authority by setting guidelines for the scope and implementation of such programs. The working group will review existing Foundation programs and policies on a regular basis to evaluate their performance and effectiveness. The working group will collaborate with the TC, User committee and the BoD to ensure that all programs are meeting their diversity goals.

Diversity is defined as all the ways people differ from one another including race, color, religion, gender identity and expression, national origin, language, ancestry, age, disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation and other aspects. This includes elements such as personal background, experiences, education, thinking processes, approaches to problem solving and experiences. The differences range from subtle nuances to very clear points of difference – this is the nature of diversity.

Mail List

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Diversity Team Meetings

The Work Group meets monthly on the first Monday of the month.

The current agenda is located here: https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/diversity-wg-agenda

http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/#OpenStack_Diversity_Work_Group_Meeting https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/diversity-kickoff - WG kickoff meeting notes Archive of previous meeting etherpads: https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/OpenStackDiversityArchives Archives of previous meeting logs can be found at http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/meetings/ under the following headings: diversity diversity_wg diversity_work_group_7 diversity_work_group_meeting diversity_workgroup_apac_08_oct_2015 diversity_workgroup_apac_2015_08_27 diversity_workgroup_apac_24_09_2015 diversity_workgroup_apac_3rd_dec_2015 diversity_workgroup_apac_4th_feb_2016 diversity_workgroup_apac_sept_10_2015 diversity_working_group diversity_working_group_2 diversity_working_group_3 diversity_working_group_5