21NTC Session
Digital Inclusion

Workshop: A DEI (Diversity Equity and Inclusion) Framework for Community Tech


In the open source and nonprofit tech space, communities have emerged to help us help each other. How can we all contribute to building more inclusive communities? How can community groups tackle such multi-faceted, systemic issues? You’ll hear from four volunteer community group leaders on what they’ve done over the past 18 months. We’ll go over what’s worked and what hasn’t. After an overview of our journey, we’ll help you workshop the start of your own DEI journey. It’s a marathon, not a sprint!

Session Type

60 minute workshop

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn about existing DEI frameworks in the nonprofit tech community and how they're doing
  • Understand how to identify and implement steps to apply a DEI framework to your nonprofit tech group/meetup/community/organization
  • Learn about and discuss options for tracking and measuring impact of your DEI initiative

Target Audience





diana ruiz


Women's Global Leadership Initiative

Diana Ruiz is the CEO and founder of Women’s Global Leadership Initiative. Since 2008, Diana has served as a professional advisor for women’s leadership and economic development in several communities throughout the United States, Latin America, the Balkan Region and women in STEM associations in Tunisia and Turkey. Diana resides in San Francisco, where WGLI is headquartered. The daughter of pro-democracy Cuban revolutionaries, Diana continues to build on her family’s legacy through believing in the possibility of a more just world. Diana received her BA in organizational behavior from the University of San Francisco and has worked for more than 20 years in finance, sales, mediation and labor negotiations. In 2020 Diana and LaCheka Phillips founded and helped launched the DEI Initiative: to strengthen professional women in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion space by creating a community where support, collaboration, and trust allow for ‘real conversations’.

Charise Van Liew

Principal Associate

The Pew Charitable Trusts

coming soon



March 24, 2021


1:00pm – 2:00pm