The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee (D&I Committee) is focused on developing programming, partnerships, and resources for members of Austin SHRM and the community to promote diversity as a strategic component in individual and organizational success. 

Purpose, Goals & Objectives:

To position global diversity and inclusion as a strategic component critical to individual and organizational success; to provide programs and resources that increase cross cultural competencies in a global and virtual workforce.

Diversity and Inclusion Programming:

Austin SHRM devotes time and effort to provide sessions and resources that help support diversity initiatives as a strategic component in the individual and organizational success of our members.

Ready to get involved? 

Contact the Vice President of Diversity at vpdiversity@austinhumanresource.org.

Committee Volunteer Opportunities :

There are lots of ways for you to get involved with the D & I Committee.  We are looking for volunteer to Chair annual initiatives and assist with committee activities. Time commitments start with as few as 2 hours a month!

  • D&I Communication - Write blogs, articles or content for Austin SHRM's Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Professional and Social Forums
  • D&I Liaisons to other Austin SHRM Committees 
  • Diversity & Inclusion Programming – Join the team to assist in securing Speakers on trending D & I topics
  • D&I Marketing – Engage D & I related Sponsors, Door Prizes, Conference Silent Auction Baskets & More!

Meet our Vice President of the Austin SHRM Diversity and Inclusion Committee!

Elizabeth Taplin


Austin SHRM is committed to providing diversity, equity, and inclusion resources to our members and organizations. We recognize that leading change in the workplace has effects on the world around us. As Human Resources professionals we are change agents and we have the ability to make an effective change in our world. The resources provided here are a plethora of DEI topics for all types of organization who want to elevate diversity and inclusion as a priority in their organization.

Educate Yourself!  Education is key to DEI.  Gaining knowledge and insight help you make the case for DEI in your organization.

Click here to access a list of DEI resources.


Austin SHRM Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Mission Possible (09.30.2020)
Below are resources from the the DEI Mission Possible webinar:

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