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IEEE Region 8 Director Appoints Dr Mona Ghassemian as Chair of AdHoc Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for 2021

UK and Ireland Section Chair, Dr Mona Ghassemian has been appointed as IEEE Region 8 AdHoc Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Chair for 2021.

Commenting on the appointment, Dr Ghassemian said

Diversity and inclusion are critical to the success of the IEEE and to the engineering profession. I am delighted that IEEE Region 8 has launched the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ad hoc committee in 2021 and to be its first chair.

The committee aims to support the collection and tracking of diversity metrics and best practices across the IEEE and within Region 8.

The aim of this committee is to:

  • Develop and recommend mechanisms to improve diversity and inclusion across Region 8 and Sections.
  • Define, track, and publish diversity metrics, new initiatives, and best practices to highlight efforts and progress around diversity and inclusion happening at Region or Section level.

The Ad hoc committee is expected to collaborate with other R8 standing committees and with Section leaderships.