Carnegie Mellon vice provost shares recipe for diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging
Carnegie Mellon University’s inaugural vice provost for diversity, equity, and inclusion, Wanda Heading-Grant, visited the Qatar campus to share her vision for improving diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace. Heading-Grant is also CMU’s chief diversity officer and a distinguished service professor at the Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy.
Heading-Grant’s lecture was titled “Belonging and Inclusion: A recipe for success.” She discussed the key ingredients to successfully practicing and creating belonging and inclusion within organizations, including those in higher education. Members of the Education City community attended the presentation and engaged in a lively discussion afterward.
CMU-Q, a Qatar Foundation partner university, works collaboratively with the Education City partner universities to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging within the community. Earlier this year, associate dean for diversity and climate, Annette Vincent, was part of a panel discussion on the importance of female STEM graduates for Qatar’s workforce.
“Education is key towards achieving equality and inclusion in society,” said Vincent. “Pursuing graduate studies equips individuals with the skill set and growth mindset that facilitates the advancement of equality and inclusion in the academic community.”