This report contains fifteen presentations from a workshop on best practices in managing diversity, hosted by the NAE Committee on Diversity in the Engineering Workforce on October 29-30, 2001. NAE (National Academy of Engineering) president William Wulf, IBM vice-president Nicholas Donofrio, and Ford vice-president James Padilla address the business case for diversity, and representatives of leading engineering employers discuss how to increase the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women and underrepresented minorities in engineering careers. Other speakers focus on mentoring, globalization, affirmative action backlash, and dealing with lawsuits. Corporate engineering and human resources managers attended the workshop and discussed diversity issues faced by corporations that employ engineers. Summaries of the discussions are also included in the report.
National Academy of Engineering. 2002. Diversity in Engineering: Managing the Workforce of the Future. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/10377.
|The Importance of Diversity in Engineering||8-16|
|Diversity Practices at CH2M HILL||20-23|
|Diversity Practices at Motorola||24-29|
|Diversity Practices at Consolidated Edison||30-32|
|Question and Answer Session||33-40|
|Recruitment, Retention, Advancement: What Works?||41-50|
|National Society of Black Engineers||51-55|
|Society of Women Engineers||56-60|
|American Indian Science and Engineering Society||61-64|
|Question and Answer Session||65-70|
|Advancing Minorities in Science and Engineering Careers||71-78|
|Affirmative Action Backlash||79-84|
|A Case Study of the Texaco Lawsuit||85-91|
|Diversity in the Global Marketplace||92-98|
|Where Do We Go from Here?||117-124|
|The Business Case for Diversity||125-136|
|Appendix A Workshop Participants||137-141|
|Appendix B Biographical Sketches of Workshop Speakers||142-148|
|Appendix C Corporate Benchmarks||149-158|
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