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Maryland Tech Council Seeks Technologies that Enable Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Strategies in the Workplace
The Maryland Tech Council (MTC), the largest technology and life science trade association in the state, today issued a request for information on technologies that can help Maryland organizations develop, implement, and track their diversity, equity and inclusivity (DEI) strategies. MTC will feature qualified technologies in a new DEI Tools Directory, Maryland’s first free online directory to assist organizations across Maryland on their DEI journey.
“Technology can play a powerful role in creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace,” said Marty Rosendale, CEO of the Maryland Tech Council. “By creating Maryland’s first DEI Tools Directory, the Maryland Tech Council aims to simplify the process of assessing technologies that organizations can use to accelerate their DEI strategies. The DEI Tools Directory will have the added benefit of showcasing the innovative products and solutions that Maryland’s technology workforce has introduced to the market.”
The DEI Tools Directory is part of MTC’s Technology Inclusivity Initiative (TI2). Launched in 2021, the TI2 initiative is designed to advance DEI in Maryland’s tech-based industries and fuel socioeconomic advancement via technology for underrepresented and underestimated groups.
There is no cost to submit a technology for inclusion in the DEI Tools Directory. The deadline to submit a technology is September 15, 2022. Technologies can be submitted, here. An advisory group composed of TI2 steering committee members will review each submittal and schedule appointments with companies to gather more information to determine if the tool is right for the directory.
To be included in the DEI Tools Directory, a technology must have been developed in Maryland or be offered by a company with a Maryland presence.
MTC anticipates completing the qualification process and launching the DEI Tools Directory by October 1st.
About the Maryland Tech Council
The Maryland Tech Council (MTC) is a collaborative community that is actively engaged in building strong technology and life science industries by supporting the efforts of our individual members. We are the largest technology and life sciences trade association in the state of Maryland, and we provide value by giving members a forum to learn, share, and connect. MTC brings the region’s community together into a single, united organization that empowers our members to achieve their business goals through advocacy, networking and education. The vision for the Maryland Tech Council is to propel Maryland to become the number one innovation economy for life sciences and technology in the country. For more information: mdtechcouncil.com.