Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Working Group call [September 10, 2020]

Sharing DEI challenges and progress among HRA Members

The September meeting of the DEI working group focused on increasing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in our grant portfolios.  Discussion topics:

    • Do you prioritize DEI in your grantee portfolio and if so why?
    • What is the racial/ethnic representation of your applicants and awardees?
    • What would you like to improve, what are your goals?
    • Are you satisfied with the resources available to improve your processes, including engagement from your organization’s leadership?

We also discussed next steps including prioritizing topics and scheduling a standing call.

Patricia Frustace (American Society of Hematology) and Sindy Escobar Alvarez (Doris Duke Charitable Foundation)