POC-IT Key Initiatives

POC-IT aims to increase representation of people of color in technical roles and in the talent and leadership pipeline at Stanford. It also aims to equip participants with the skills and competencies needed to ensure they are prepared for their next roles.

Key deliverables include:

  • Establish program framework, including advisory structure.

  • Launch monthly meetings with programming developed by a planning team that includes representatives from across Stanford IT. Topics and programming may include:

    • Guest speakers
    • Training and learning opportunities
    • Case studies
    • Collaborative problem-solving workshops
    • Career advancement and pathing exercises
    • Mentoring
    • Networking
  • “Move the needle” on representation, engagement, and support for people of color in technology across Stanford, beginning with benchmarking, data collection, and analytics to establish baseline metrics.