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.

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.

Statement of Solidarity and Commitment to Action

The Stanford CIO Council (CIOC) and the Stanford People of Color in Technology (POC-IT) affinity group stand in solidarity with the Black community at large and, specifically, at Stanford. Furthermore, we support transformative measures to increase representation and opportunities across the Stanford IT community for Blacks and other people of color. Read the full statement.

Recent News

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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.

Upcoming Events

  • October 27, 2021
     

    POC-IT #IamRemarkable Workshop

    Zoom (details in registration)

    #IamRemarkable is a worldwide Google initiative that strives to empower everyone, particularly women and underrepresented groups, to celebrate their achievements in the workplace and beyond.
  • November 4, 2021
     

    POC-IT: ExCITE Event

    Zoom (details in registration)

    The Explore Careers In Technology Event (ExCITE) is a quarterly 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.

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