2019 Diversity and Inclusion Champion Finalists Announced
October 21, 2019 – iMasons is thrilled to announce the Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award finalists for 2019.
- Jocelyn DeGrance Graham, Founder, CloudNOW
- Angela Meah, Operations Director, CoolDC
- Andrew Stevens, President & CEO, CNet Training
- Ivonne Valdes, VP Global Strategic Accounts, Schneider Electric
- Tamara Yang, Vice President of Organizational Development, Balfour Beatty
One of the most pressing challenges we face in the digital infrastructure industry is attracting and retaining talent – there simply aren’t enough available, qualified people in the current talent pool to build and operate the systems and continue the pace of technological innovation. Fortunately, we needn’t look far for a solution: women and other underrepresented groups represent a huge and relatively untapped pool of tech talent.
Infrastructure Masons is committed to expanding diversity and inclusion by promoting a culture of awareness in our industry. iMasons launched The Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award in 2018 to recognize D&I leaders so their contributions become visible and amplified throughout the industry.
The aim is to change the image of the industry to attract members from all diverse groups to consider a career in technical infrastructure.
ABOUT INFRASTRUCTURE MASONS
Infrastructure Masons (iMasons) is a non-profit, professional association of technology and business leaders who represent over $150Bn in infrastructure projects in over 130 countries. The organization is guided by an Advisory Council comprised of global leaders who manage some of the largest digital infrastructure portfolios in the world. The iMasons vision is to Unite the Builders of the Digital Age by enabling our global membership to Connect, Grow, and Give Back. Members leave their companies at the door and connect as individuals. IMasons has four strategic industry priorities – increase Awareness, enhance Education opportunities, champion Diversity & Inclusion, and inspire Sustainability through deep member engagement.