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35 Diversity and Inclusion Organizations to Partner With to Improve Diversity Hiring

An important way to expand your diversity recruitment efforts is to go to the places where candidates from underserved groups congregate. One of these places is diversity and inclusion organizations that cater to the needs of specific groups of talent, as well as students preparing to enter the workforce. These groups understand the importance of workforce diversity in an organization, so they can be effective partners in helping you attract talent from different groups so you can reach your D&I goals. The following 35 organizations are examples of groups you can work with to recruit talent from underrepresented communities.

Black Organizations

Black Women in Science and Engineering

This association brings black women who have earned STEM degrees together through networking, career development, and mentoring.
www.bwiseusa.org

National Society of Black Engineers

From students to current professionals in the field, the NSBE is dedicated to creating opportunities for black people to succeed in engineering.
www.nsbe.org

Black Career Women’s Network

The Black Career Women’s Network helps to nurture the aspirations of black women who strive to pursue leadership positions.
www.bcwnetwork.com

Black Data Processing Associates

BDPA is helping make STEM fields more diverse and equitable by building a pipeline of professionals and students interested in these careers.
www.bdpa.org

NAACP

The NAACP tackles the challenges of the black community in a holistic way to address issues from education to economics to social justice.
www.naacp.org

Asian American Organizations

Asian American Professional Association

AAPA provides programs and services to help Asian Americans obtain managerial, executive, and board positions in business.
www.aapamentoring.com

National Association of Asian American Professionals

This leadership organization has been supporting Asian American professionals across industries since 1982.
www.naaap.org

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers

SASE promotes diversity in science and engineering by preparing professionals of Asian heritage for success, as well as offering opportunities to give back to the community.
www.saseconnect.org

Korean Women’s Association

The Korean Women’s Association provides multi-cultural and multi-lingual services that include advocacy and education.
www.kwacares.org

US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce

This organization connects Asian-American professionals with business opportunities, as well as education and networking.
www.uspaacc.com

Disability Status Organizations

National Association of the Deaf

The NAD is a civil rights organization that provides advocacy for deaf people to improve access to employment, education, healthcare, and technology.
www.nad.org
 

National Federation of the Blind

The National Federation of the Blind provides resources, programs, and services for people who are blind in order to protect their rights and help them thrive in every area of their lives.
www.nfb.org

The Arc

This organization provides services to those with developmental and intellectual disabilities, including help with employment, healthcare, education, and technology.
www.thearc.org

Disability:IN

This group empowers companies to increase opportunities for people with disabilities and make their DEI processes more effective.
www.disabilityin.org

Broad Futures

Broad Futures partners with companies to help young people with learning disabilities enter the workforce.
www.broadfutures.org

Latinx Organizations

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities is dedicated to opening up access to post-secondary education for Hispanic students and helping them develop to meet the needs of the workforce.
www.hacu.net

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

This organization provides programs to help students and professionals develop into leaders in STEM careers.
www.shpe.org

Latin Business Association

The LBA provides programs to develop Lantinx professionals and advocates on their behalf to help their businesses grow.
www.lbausa.com

League of United Latin American Citizens

Founded in 1929, LULAC strives to improve the lives of Latinx people by helping them advance in the areas of economics, education, civil rights, healthcare, and housing. 
www.lulac.org

ALPFA Career Center

The ALPFA Career Center connects Latinx professionals around the country with each other, as well as provides resources for students to help them develop their skills and network with business leaders.
www.alpfa.org

LGBTQ+ Organizations

International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association

This organization works to support equity and social justice for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities around the world.
www.ilga.org

Out to Innovate

This group supports the needs of LGBTQ+ professionals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics professions.
www.noglstp.org

Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Members of LGBTQ+ communities who work in STEM careers can connect in a safe and supportive environment when they join this association. 
www.ostem.org

Pride At Work

Pride At Work is a labor union for LGBTQ+ workers and their allies.
www.prideatwork.org

LGBTQ Tech

This group offers support to LGBTQ+ professionals in the technology industry.
www.lgbttech.org

Native American Organizations

American Indian Sciences and Engineering Society

This organization has worked to advance STEM opportunities for Native Americans since 1977.
www.aises.org

American Indian Business Leaders

AIBL provides professional development programs to help increase opportunities for American Indians and Alaska Natives.
www.aibl.org

American Indian College Fund

Since 1989, this organization has offered scholarships to help Native American students pay for college, as well as programs to prepare them for higher education.
www.collegefund.org

Women Empowering Women for Indian Nations

This group empowers Native American women to improve their professional and personal lives through education and networking.
www.wewin04.org

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development

Through business and economic development activities, the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development works to support Native American owned businesses. 
www.ncaied.org

Women Organizations

American Business Women’s Association

This organization supports women in various occupations by providing networking opportunities, leadership support, and education.
www.abwa.org

Association for Women in Science

AWIS promotes equity for women in science, technology, engineering, and math professionals through advocacy, leadership, and research.
www.awis.org

National Association for Female Executives

Since 1972, the National Association for Female Executives has provided advocacy, education, and networking to empower executives and business owners. 
www.nafe.com

Society of Women Engineers

SWE promotes women in engineering and works to give them a voice in the industry.
www.swe.org

Women in Technology International

This organization helps to advance women in the technology field by working with companies to recruit talent, develop employee resource groups, and build more inclusive workplaces.
www.witi.com

As more and more talent reports that they value diversity, equity, and inclusion, and will only work for companies that demonstrate a dedication to DEI, diversity in organizations is more important than ever. By working closely with professional associations that cater to the needs of talent from different underserved communities, you can let potential workers know that you support DEI while connecting with professionals that may shape the future of your company.

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