Maria Washington Promotes Diversity and Inclusivity
At BuildingEnergy Boston 2019, Maria Washington joined with a dedicated group of Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) members to organize and convene the first ever NESEA diversity caucus. This event brought together members of the NESEA community who identify as people of color/indigenous people; queer, trans and gender non-binary individuals (LGBTQIA); women; and people with disabilities for a conversation about diversity and inclusivity. Now Maria and the rest of the caucus organizers have produced a report, including a series of recommendations for what NESEA can do to foster a truly inclusive conference, organization, and industry. We are delighted to support these efforts and are eager to learn from the report as well as Maria's continued involvement with the Diversity Caucus organizing group.