Stanford People of Color in Technology (POC-IT) is a university-wide affinity group that advances representation, engagement, and support of people of any color in technology roles at Stanford. The Stanford CIO Council and POC-IT stand in solidarity with all underrepresented communities at Stanford.

While primarily aimed at university, SLAC, and Stanford Medicine staff who work or have an interest in technology roles, POC-IT also welcomes faculty and students, allies, and those in non-technology roles who are interested in participating.

This program is part of Stanford IDEAL IT, which provides innovative approaches for increasing diversity, inclusion, equity, and access across Stanford IT. POC-IT actions and commitments seek to align with campus-wide IDEAL directions, goals, initiatives, and strategies.

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Leading From Where You Are

The fifth Explore Careers in Technology Event (ExCITE), sponsored by the CIO Council and People of Color in Technology (POC-IT) affinity group, was held on March 30. The theme of this ExCITE was “Leading From Where You Are.”

Life Journey in Cybersecurity: Auston Davis

Stanford’s People of Color in Technology (POC-IT) hosted a speaker series event in December with former Stanford employee and current vice president and chief information security officer (CISO) at Versant Health, Auston Davis.

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Exploring “The Self” in the Latest ExCITE

The fourth Explore Careers in Technology Event (ExCITE) was held on Nov. 16. The theme of this ExCITE was “the self” including self-empowerment, self-improvement, self-advocacy, and self-compassion.

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We are partnering with the Year Up Internship Program at Stanford to offer a mentoring program for the Year Up Interns at Stanford. IDEAL IT members can take an active role in a young person's life to help guide and support them as they start their career in technology.

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The Stanford POC-IT Planning Committee establishes detailed plans and executes the Stanford POC-IT vision.

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