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POC-IT: 2022 Progress and Looking Ahead to 2023

Catch up on the progress being led and supported by Stanford People of Color in Technology (POC-IT) in 2022 and learn what's ahead for 2023.

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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.

POC-IT ExCITE Pulse Check

An ExCITE-ing Pulse Check

Sixteen participants from nine of the 15 organizations represented on the CIO Council attended the  Explore Careers in Technology Event (ExCITE) Pulse Check on July 28. Check out what was discussed. 

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Perspectives from a second-generation Asian American: Cindy Cho

Stanford’s People of Color in Technology (POC-IT) celebrated Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month in May with guest speaker Cindy Cho, chair of the Asian Staff Forum and senior human resources manager in the School of Humanities and Sciences.

Have you heard about the Explore Careers In Technology Event (ExCITE)?

The Explore Careers In Technology Event (ExCITE) is an event sponsored by the CIO Council and the People of Color in Technology (POC-IT) affinity group. ExCITE is focused on career advancement and increasing internal DEI hiring within the Stanford technology community.

Introducing the Elimination of Harmful Language Initiative Website

The Elimination of Harmful Language Initiative (EHLI) is a multi-phase, multi-year project to address harmful language in IT at Stanford. The EHLI website is geared toward helping individuals recognize and address potentially harmful language they may be using.

My Black History: Incomplete, Yet Optimistic

Eric Abrams, chief inclusion officer for Stanford’s Graduate School of Education, was the featured speaker for POC-IT’s Black History Month event held Feb.15, 2022. During his talk, he expressed hope that everyone would leave the event feeling both curiosity about Black history and optimism about the American experiment itself, admitting that optimism can be very hard to come by these days.

Taking Action: Stanford Technology Community Continues to Move the Needle on Representation

In December 2020, the CIO Council (CIOC) and the People of Color in Technology (POC-IT) affinity group published a Statement of Solidarity and Commitment to Action to stand in solidarity with the Black community at large and, specifically, at Stanford.

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Get ExCITEd About Your Future

More than 90 attendees participated in the first-ever quarterly Explore Careers In Technology Event (ExCITE) sponsored by CIO Council and People of Color in Technology (POC-IT). 

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Maria Inciong Shares Lessons Learned From a 23-Year Career at Stanford

On May 4, Maria Inciong, Director of Technology Solutions Alignment in University IT’s Enterprise Technology group, shared lessons she has learned through her 23-year career at Stanford in an event entitled “The Career Journey of an Asian American at Stanford.”

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The Career Journey of an Asian American at Stanford

Maria Inciong, Director of Technology Solutions Alignment in University IT’s Enterprise Technology group, will share her story Tuesday, May 4, from 10 to 11 a.m. in a virtual event entitled “The Career Journey of an Asian American at Stanford.”

Van Williams serves as the vice-chancellor of IT and vice-chancellor of Strategic Technology Initiatives at the University of California (UC) Santa Cruz.  

POC-IT Hosts Van Williams, Vice Chancellor of IT and Strategic Technology Initiatives at UC Santa Cruz

More than 245 people tuned in last week to hear UC Santa Cruz' Van Williams share his insights and experiences as an IT leader who is also a person of color.