Diversity and Inclusion

A Vital Part of the Computer Society’s Strategic Vision

Join the Computer Society in its mission
to improve diversity and inclusion.

Our Commitment

Diversity and Inclusion are central to the goals of the IEEE Computer Society and all of its activities. Equity at its heart is about removing barriers, biases, and obstacles that impede equal access and opportunity to succeed. Diversity is fundamentally about valuing human differences and recognizing diverse talents. Inclusion is the active engagement of Diversity and Equity. A goal of the IEEE Computer Society is to foster an environment in which all individuals are entitled to participate in any IEEE Computer Society activity free of discrimination. For this reason, the IEEE Computer Society is firmly committed to team compositions in all sponsored activities, including but not limited to, technical committees, steering committees, conference organizations, standards committees, and ad hoc committees that display Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.


Participate in Diversity and Inclusion activities, including competitions, events, programs, and more.


Diversity & Inclusion Fund – Submit a Project Proposal!

Impact diversity, equity, and inclusion in the computing community. Funding available ranges between US$5,000 – US$15,000. Submit projects, programs, and events that further our mission of making computer science more accessible and equitable. Learn more about submitting a proposal.

Proposals are now being accepted. The submission deadline is 4 September 2023.


Learn more about the Diversity & Inclusion Project Proposals:




Stay Up To Date on IEEE CS Happenings


The Computer Society partners with various communities and promotes others that provide Diversity and Inclusion resources and networking opportunities.

IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE)

IEEE Women In Engineering (WIE) supports the inclusion of a diverse set of speakers which will lead to more creative, interesting and representative panels across the IEEE. IEEE WIE pledges to end same-sex panels at all IEEE meetings, conferences and events, including our own. Visit WIE.


Currently, women only earn 18% of computer science bachelor’s degrees in the United States. In an effort to encourage women to participate in a male-dominated field, their team crafted a guide with resources to support their journey. It is their goal at ComputerScience.org to support young women as they begin their journey in the computer science field. Visit ComputerScience.org


Women in CyberSecurity (WiCys)

We are pleased to announce that we have executed an agreement with the Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) organization to cross-promote their annual conference with our Security & Privacy Symposium. WiCyS is making great strides for women and we’re thrilled that we’ve been able to partner with them. WiCyS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of women in cybersecurity. They bring together ~1,500 students, faculty, government, and industry practitioners at their annual conference. Visit WiCyS.

Want to work together?

We're constantly looking for new opportunities to help increase diversity and inclusion throughout the computing community. Contact us at inclusion@computer.org and let us know how we can help.


Standing Committee

In 2021, a dedicated committee on Diversity and Inclusion was approved by the IEEE Computer Society Board of Directors. The committee’s goal is to advance and support D&I initiatives and programs throughout the organization. Learn more about the committee and its members. Meet the Committee

Provide Feedback

We see no place for hatred and discrimination in our communities.The IEEE Computer Society is, and remains, strongly committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and we see no place for hatred and discrimination in our communities. Equity, diversity, and inclusion are central to the goals of the Computer Society and all of our activities. We are proactively supporting diversity and inclusion with the creation of a new committee that will address ways the Computer Society can improve its mission to better serve those most under-represented in our community. However, we know there is more we can do to support these ideals of equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are ready to listen. Please send your suggestions to inclusion@computer.org and your comments will be shared with Computer Society leadership and the Computer Society Diversity & Inclusion Task Force. Need to report something? See our Code of Conduct Violation Reporting Process for Conferences. Complete the Survey