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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We strive to make our community and workforce diverse, equitable and inclusive.

Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. – Louis Pasteur

We unite a diverse, worldwide population of students, scientists, engineers and professionals. We are committed to being inclusive. We strive to provide an atmosphere in which all people feel valued and respected and have access to the same opportunities. To remove barriers, we are investing in a growing and impactful suite of funding, programing and engagement opportunities. We invite you to join us in our unwavering commitment to address challenges and help us pave the way for a brighter and more inclusive future. 

Contact us: diversity@optica.org

 

Board of Directors
Board Directives & Initiatives

Our leader's efforts to improve equity and inclusion across the society.

Code of Conduct
Policies & Procedures

Policies designed to ensure safe spaces and create an inclusive community.

OPN
Funding Opportunities

Explore funding available to reduce barriers to participation.

Ambassadors
Engagement Opportunities

Look into ways you can help create a more inclusive society. 

 


UPDATES & NEWS
20 Exceptional Students Named Optica Foundation Optica Women Scholars

The Optica Foundation recognized the inaugural class of Optica Women Scholars. The new program provides visibility, community, and resources for women in optics and photonics via financial support, professional development, and establishing a global network as they enter the field. The highly competitive program garnered 160+ undergraduate and Master’s level student applications from 36 countries with the recipients to receive a US$10,000 scholarship, a one year membership to Optica and access to our mentoring program. 

Shaping the Wave: Achieving Success and Innovation Through a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce

Benjamin Eggleton, The University of Sydney, Australia, gives the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion talk at CLEO Plenary Session II. In the 30-minute presentation, he offers research that a more diverse workplace environment leads to better productivity and innovation and introduces tools that are available to address a diverse workforce.

Recipients Announced for the 2022 Amplify Scholarship for Black Scientists & Engineers

Learn about the 2022 recipients.  

2021 Diversity & Inclusion Advocacy Recognition Winners Announced

Learn more about this year's winners Fujitsu Network communications, USA and ICFO, Spain. 

Exploring Diversity & Visibility Podcast

Listen to a podcast that explores diversity, visibility, and intersectionality through the unique perspectives of three members – Timothy Imogore, Klaus Jaeger, and Sile Nic Chormaic.