Equity for Minorities in Tech

As the world becomes more connected and technologically advanced, it is imperative that the solutions that are pursued and developed are inclusive and accessible. One of the most impactful ways to do this is to increase the dialogue, opportunities, and representation of diverse and inclusive perspectives at all levels of technology development. TEMS seeks to serve as a platform for that increased engagement and research through its Equity for Minorities in Tech SIG. 

Objectives 

  • Understand and discuss the global impact of diversity and inclusion in the tech industry 
  • Be a platform for the need of a minority perspective in the management of technologies and agenda-setting research regarding, but not limited to: race, gender, age, religion, national origin, or disability 
  • Advocate for diverse perspectives and representation at all levels of leadership for organizations in the tech industry 
  • Encourage novel research for the management of advanced technologies that positively improve quality of life 
  • Assist in the development of diverse entrepreneurs and companies that develop leading edge solutions in the tech industry 

Chair – Stacyann Russell

Stacyann is a results-driven business professional with a passion for innovation and entrepreneurship. She started her career as a nuclear engineer and has worked in modeling and simulation, 3D immersive environments, continuous improvement, and operational optimization for manufacturing processes in the automotive, aerospace and defense, communications, and energy industries. Stacyann now works with global companies where she helps to build their new product development and innovation processes as well as ensuring their supply chain sustainability. She has been developing and delivering instruction for leadership, professional development, entrepreneurship, and innovation content areas for over ten years. Additionally, she has helped scaled programming and institute growth initiatives for small businesses, incubators, nonprofits and universities. 

Her passion outside of work includes making sure the youth has access to opportunities in STEM as well as entrepreneurship. Throughout her collegiate career, Stacyann served in the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). Holding positions on the local, regional, and national levels she would eventually serve as the Chair of their board of directors at the organization’s largest membership ever – over 35,000 members. Stacyann is also a board member for the Youth Business Alliance (YBA) in Los Angeles which focuses on bringing critical 21st century business skills and perspectives into the classroom by leveraging business partnerships and resources from the community. A true servant leader and advocate for engineering and entrepreneurship, Stacyann strongly believes in the empowerment of the community and its citizens to actively engage in shaping its future. 

Stacyann holds a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from The Ohio State University, an MS in Engineering Management from The George Washington University and an MBA from the University of Southern California. She is a resident of Los Angeles, California. 

Co-Chair – Marina Dabić

https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8374-9719Research ID E-6728-2014Scopus ID 6570123949

Marina Dabić received the B.Sc. M.Sc. in Economics – Marketing and Ph.D. degree in Economics, focus on transfer technology in international business from the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business, Zagreb, Croatia, in 1983, 1989 and 2000, respectively.  

She is Full Professor of Entrepreneurship and International Business at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business, Croatia, and Nottingham Business School, NTU, U.K. In her career, she has achieved success and acclaim in a range of different projects, such as HORIZON 2020, ERASMUS +, LLL Leonardo da Vinci, and is a primary supervisor for TEMPUS FoSentHE project granted by the European Commission. She is a regular reviewer for EC Horizon 2020 projects, European Science Foundation France and the junior and Senior Research Projects of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO). Netherland. She prepared background report for OECD/EC HEinnovate for Croatia and has been contact person for Digital Innovation Hubs Catalogue by EU. She is a partner for GLOBE research. Her papers appear in a wide variety of international journals, including the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, Journal of Business Research, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Small Business Economics, Organizational Dynamics, International Journal of Human Resource Management, IEEE- Transactions on Engineering Management, Organizational Dynamics, and many others. 

Prof. Dabić is an Associate Editor of the Technological  Forecasting and Social Change, Elsevier,  IEEE- Transactions on Engineering Management, both journals are listed as ABS 3*, and Technology in Society Elsevier. She is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Knowledge management, Journal of Business Research among others.  Prof Dabić served as a member of the Editorial Board of Journal of World Business from 2006-2019. Prof Dabic received the “Highly Commended Award” at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence in 2017 and 2018 and TOP HOT 25 in the Journal of World Business for the period 2000 – 2007.

TEMS – 5 Focus Areas

Moving Product/Services from Idea to Market

Identifying and Implementing Successful Projects, and Systems

Integrating Technology for Capability and Productivity

Developing from Engineer to Leader

Balancing the Norms of Society, Government, and Regulators

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