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Diversity Working Group

Status: Active

Organisers: 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 has decided to utilize a combination of ML and etherpad discussion instead of regular meetings.

The current agenda and discussion is located here: https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/5_19_16_Diversity_Mtg_Log

We will conclude discussion on this etherpad on 6/3/16.

We will publish the next agenda and etherpad on 6/6/16 via the OpenStack Foundation ML and the Women of OpenStack ML.

http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/#OpenStack_Diversity_Work_Group_Meeting Archive of previous meeting etherpads: https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/OpenStackDiversityArchives