Diversity in Geothermal
With those goals in mind, we have established a task force of volunteers to lead Geothermal Rising’s efforts and establish our community leadership, metrics, analysis, and guidelines. We will be publishing materials and information to help support our industries in their own endeavors, and will be establishing activities within our program to educate, inform and engage.
In 2022, Geothermal Rising introduced the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Champion Award as the newest addition to the annual Honors and Awards that are given out to industry leaders. The focus of this award is to recognize individuals creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for historically excluded groups in the STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), especially those in which geothermal is a key factor.
The 2022 recipient was Caity Smith of NREL.
Members of GR's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion task force wrote a paper titled "Diversity and Inclusion in the Geothermal Community: Beginning the Journey of a Thousand Miles" that was presented at the 2022 Geothermal Rising Conference (GRC).
Photos from the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) panel session at the 2022 Geothermal Rising Conference (GRC) have now been added to the GR Flickr page.
Know Your Rights: US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Chart
Harvard's Project Implicit: The Implicit Association Test (IAT) measures attitudes and beliefs that people may be unwilling or unable to report: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html
The Predictive Index (PI): This behavioral assessment tool is aimed at creating diversity of thought within a group and understanding the different ways that people approach things: https://www.predictiveindex.com/
 Some examples of these differences include but are not limited to: race, creed, color, national origin, nationality, ethnicity, ancestry, age, sex (including pregnancy), family status, marital/civil union status, religion, domestic partnership status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, liability for military service, and mental or physical disability, language, national origin, political affiliation, social-economic status, and other characteristics that make our members unique.