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SPIE Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

SPIE Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

SPIE believes in the development of collaborative environments that value participation from individuals with different ideas and perspectives, which ultimately have a positive impact on the science of light. Our programs reflect these core values. At our events, both in person and online, we aim to provide resources, guidance, and education to build a more inclusive optics and photonics experience for all our attendees.

Meet our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Live Chat Series

Join us for a Community Support Discussion with the SPIE EDI Committee

Check back to learn about the next scheduled session. 

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SPIE Women in Optics
EDI Resources

EDI in the optics and photonics workplace

Women in Optics Event Recordings
Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity online events
For one hour every month, join conversations that matter and expand mindsets, skill sets, and tool sets necessary for true workplace inclusion.
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Women in Optics Event Recordings
Event recordings
Watch the Women in Optics-hosted and other EDI event recordings from past SPIE events, and view other informative lectures and discussions.
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Download the SPIE EDI strategies framework for small and medium companies
Best EDI practices toolkit
Download the framework to incorporate best EDI practices into the workplace, that provides actionable strategies for small- and medium-sized companies. 
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Professional Conduct Survey
Scientific meeting harassment survey results
SPIE and OSA joined forces to measure harassment at their events.
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SPIE Meetings Policy
SPIE meetings policy
SPIE supports safe and ethical meetings, with specific policies and a confidential reporting system. 
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Educate others with free resources to share and spread awareness

Science is for everyone poster
Science is for Everyone poster
Increase awareness of the core tenets of equity, diversity and inclusion. Available to download, or use this form to submit your poster request.
Download free poster
Women in Optics Planner
Women in Optics planner
The annual Women in Optics planner highlights women who are making a difference through their contributions to the fields of science, optics, and engineering.   
Browse the Planner and request your free copy
Gender Inclusive Scorecard
How inclusive is your workplace?
Download this interactive scorecard to find out.
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Receive support and recognition

Women in Optics Event Recordings
SPIE EDI activity grants
This program is designed to help organizations fund activities and events that promote the program’s mission. In 2020, SPIE will award 12 grants of up to $500 each. 
Apply today
SPIE Childcare Grants
SPIE family care grants
Apply for a grant of up to $500 to cover dependent care expenses for the duration of an SPIE meeting.
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SPIE Diversity Outreach Award
SPIE Diversity Outreach Award
Nominate an outstanding individual who has promoted diversity in optics, photonics, electro-optics, or imaging technologies or applications. Awardee is give an honorarium $2,000.
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Societies Consortium on Sexual Harrassment in STEMM
SPIE is a member of the Societies Consortium on Sexual Harassment in STEMM, whose mission is to advance professional and ethical conduct, climate, and culture.
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