Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI)

ISMRM is committed to nurturing our community and culture that supports equity, diversity and inclusion by creating environments in which a person or group of persons can feel welcomed, respected, supported and valued. It starts with being open to the idea that all of us regardless of culture, gender, age, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, physical abilities, political beliefs, are valued. ISMRM wants to ensure everyone has equal opportunity and isn’t discriminated against or treated differently, taking into consideration differences between people and placing a positive value on the differences while also being inclusive.

EDI Alliance

We are creating an environment where everyone is encouraged and invited to become an EDI community member.  Join the EDI Alliance by posting your picture with an encouraging message or story about challenges you’ve overcome or great advice to others.  It’s start with one to encourage others.

Why You Need Diversity in the Workplace

  • True Equal Opportunity
  • Great Recruitment Tool
  • Open Communication
  • Different Perspective
  • Encourages Engagement
  • Accelerates Company Growth
  • Sparks Positive Ideas
  • Happy Employees
  • Keeps the Checks and Balances

Here are some great resources to share:

Scientific medical conferences can be easily modified to improve female inclusion: A prospective study (The Lancet)

“We investigated female participation at the UK Society for Endocrinology’s (SfE) annual national conference, the SfE BES. We quantitively (number and duration) and qualitatively (language and style) analysed 444 questions and comments from 43 sessions at the 2017 SfE BES and 419 questions from 32 sessions at the 2018 SfE BES, using transcribed audio recordings of the audience participation at the conferences. For the 2018 conference, we carried out an intervention intended to improve female inclusion.” [read the full article]

How Diversity Can Drive Innovation (Harvard Business Review)

Employees of firms with 2-D diversity are 45% likelier to report a growth in market share over the previous year and 70% likelier to report that the firm captured a new market.

How Diversity Makes Us Smarter (Scientific American)

Decades of research by organizational scientists, psychologists, sociologists, economists and demographers show that socially diverse groups (that is, those with a diversity of race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation) are more innovative than homogeneous groups.