The Maryland Tech Council (MTC), the largest technology and life sciences trade association in the state, presented Monday information on technologies to help Maryland organizations develop, implement and monitor their diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategies.
MTC features qualified techs in the new DEI Tools Directory, Maryland’s first free online directory to help Marylanders on their DEI journey.
The DEI Tools Directory is part of the MTC Technology Inclusion Initiative (TI2). In the year Launched in 2021, the TI2 initiative is designed to advance the DEI of Maryland’s technology-based industries and foster socioeconomic development through technology for underrepresented and underserved groups.
There is no cost to submit a technology for inclusion in the DEI Tools Directory. The deadline to submit technology is September 15th. An advisory group of TI2 Steering Committee members will review each submission and schedule an appointment with the companies to gather additional information to determine if the device is right for the directory.
To be included in the DEI Tools Directory, technology must be developed in Maryland or provided by a company with a Maryland presence.
MTC expects to complete the qualification process and launch the DEI Tools directory by October 1.