IISE’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

IISE’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement and more...

"Diversity brings more innovation for businesses and a breadth of perspective." ... "DEI creates and fosters an environment where we can learn from each other, embrace differences and become better-rounded professionals."

— Diana Berry, chair of the DE&I Committee

"Removing Barriers to Enter ISE" - ISE magazine

"Supporting DEI actions at IISE" - ISE magazine

Diana Berry

IISE values and celebrates the diversity of participants in the Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) profession worldwide and the stakeholders who benefit from the contributions of these professionals. Accordingly, we uphold these values for all, regardless of origins, circumstances, or socio-historical contexts, through active engagement with diversity and active commitments to inclusion. Please review the detailed Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement and Core Commitments as approved by IISE Board of Trustees on March 7, 2019.

IISE views membership as a privilege and has expectations of its members to uphold the values associated with diversity, equity, and inclusion when engaged with the profession, with the public, and in research and practice. Diana Berry serves as the chair of the DE&I Committee. If you wish to share your thoughts, ideas, and/or questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us anytime.

Together we can and will make a difference.

IISE Leadership

L to R: IISE (2023-24) President-Elect Victoria Jordan, IISE President Eileen Van Aken and IISE Past President Amanda Mewborn

Historic IISE Election Results in 2023 Celebrate Diversity

When Don Greene, chief executive officer of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, announced election results in February for the association’s new officers, he noted that for the first time in the Institute’s 75-year history, women held all three executive officer positions.

“This is a momentous occasion that underscores the advancements women have made within the Institute and the industrial and systems engineering profession,” said Greene.

Pictured from Left to Right: Victoria Jordan, IISE president-elect; Eileen Van Aken, IISE president; Amanda Mewborn, IISE immediate past president

2023 DEI Highlights 

  • Girl Scouts for STEM learning event May 20 during the IISE Annual Conference & Expo in New Orleans, Louisiana, was a success.
    IISE and the Girl Scouts of Louisiana Pines of the Gulf and Louisiana East gathered for the “Introduce a Girl to Industrial and Systems Engineering event” at 3 p.m. May 20 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. According to organizer Diana Berry on social media: "My heart is full with the turnout of this event! Thanks to all the wonderful volunteers that participated and shared their knowledge with the Girl Scouts, the leaders and IISE, “introduce a girl to IISE” was a successful event!!#dei #stemeducation"

    GirlScouts 23

  • Global Performance Excellence Webinar: "Creating an Inclusive Workplace Culture"
    Sponsored by the IISE DEI Committee
    Webinar held March 7 on how to support organizations on the path to becoming more inclusive through a conversation with Yuri Ramirez, director, Intel Global Engagement Program Office.

  • Article:  What’s Your Story? Nancy Currie-Gregg
    A former astronaut and now ergonomist discussed her career in the skies and efforts to establish equality in the cockpit. - ISE magazine, March 2023
    Interview by Keith Albertson

  • Article:  How business leaders can follow Martin Luther King's example

    Civil rights leader's qualities can translate to success in all ventures. - ISE magazine, January 2023
    By Mostafa Sayyadi, Michael J. Provitera and Holly Latty-Mann