Outreach, Diversity & Inclusion Talks

Sponsored by IEEE Women in Photonics & the IEEE Photonics Society Diversity Oversight Committee

The IEEE Photonics Society Membership Council established a ‘Change Champion’ program to showcase volunteers and leaders facilitating positive change and empowering others in the photonics and optics community. Such volunteers advocate for diversity and inclusion; lead altruism projects; organize strategy sessions to implement new ideas; have proven professional development practices to share; etc.

Below are examples of Change Champion talks on Outreach, Diversity & Inclusion to assist conference attendees on creating new avenues for engagement in the community. 

The Role of Social Networks: Building Community

Arti Agrawal
AVP of Diversity
IEEE Photonics Society

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in Photonics Education

Leslie A. Rusch
VP of Technical Affairs
IEEE Photonics Society

How to Speak Up & Step Up: Advocate for Diversity

Niamh Kavanagh
AVP of Equity & Inclusion
IEEE Photonics Society 

Diversity & Inclusion – Bringing Your Full Self to Work (Pride in Photonics Focus)

Kimberly Bartlett
Vice President – Education
Institution of Lighting Professionals