The Maryland Tech Council (MTC) launched its Technology Inclusivity Initiative (TI2) to advance diversity, equity and inclusivity (DEI) within the State’s technology-based industries and fuel socioeconomic advancement via technological solutions for underrepresented and underestimated groups throughout Maryland. MTC believes that it makes good business sense and creates a competitive advantage for an organization to develop a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce, leadership, strategy and culture.

When all individuals are given the opportunity to feel welcome, valued, appreciated, included and empowered, the world becomes a better place for all.

It’s never enough to simply recognize the importance and value of DEI. It is critical that a commitment to DEI include implementation of an action-oriented approach for achieving DEI.

MTC invites its membership and stakeholders (companies, organizations, agencies and academic entities) within Maryland’s technology industries to join us in the commitment to advance DEI by taking the MTC DEI In Action Pledge.

Taking the Maryland Tech Council DEI In Action Pledge affirms that:

As a Maryland Tech Council member and/or stakeholder within Maryland’s technology industries, my organization recognizes the value and need to:

    • Strive for greater diversity, equity and inclusivity both internally and in the community, through intentional development and implementation of actionable strategies
    • Identify and enable technological solutions for the greater good of the community, our state and the world.

We stand united with the Maryland Tech Council in its TI2 mission noted above.

We are committed to taking actionable steps to increasing DEI awareness, learning and practices within our organization and understand that the Maryland Tech Council can be a valuable resource for helping us do so.

Pledged organizations will receive a digital “badge” to feature on your website as a symbol of your organization’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

If your organization would like to join MTC and those featured with your organization’s commitment to DEI, please complete the form below. For additional information as well as a printable version of the DEI in Action Pledge, click here.

Take the Pledge:

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The following organizations stand united with the Maryland Tech Council in its Technology Inclusivity Initiative (TI2) mission and have pledged a commitment to taking actionable steps to increasing DEI awareness, learning and practices within their organizations.