Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging in the Workforce

At Sweet Briar, we believe students and alumnae of all backgrounds should have access to resources that will enhance their career. 

Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Desi American Resources
  

Asian Career Network: Asian Career Network is a resource for local, national, and virtual networking events. They also have a job board to connect diverse talent to great opportunities.

National Association of Asian American Professionals: NAAAP helps Asian American professionals connect with resources and others in the community to help take the next steps in their careers.

Asian American/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy: AAPIP’s job board seeks to connect passion professionals with employment opportunities in the philanthropic sector.

IMDiversity: Asian American Village: IMDiversity is dedicated to providing career and self development resources and information to Asian Americans.

Black and African American Resources
  

Workforce Diversity Network: The Workforce Diversity Network is a network of professionals and organizations dedicated to enhancing professional development, understanding, promotion and management of diversity and inclusion as an essential part of business success.

National Urban League: National Urban League connects diverse talent with great opportunities. They have an extensive data base of jobs and employers who are looking for diverse candidates and committed to diversifying their employees. Jobs can be found by searching for specific roles or by job category.

Central Virginia African American Chamber of Commerce: The CVAACC conducts seminars, networking events, and forums for the African American Community that will help small businesses and business professionals. If you’re not planning on staying in Central VA long term be sure to find the African American Chamber of Commerce in your intended place of residence as it is a nation wide organization with local offices.

Disability Resources
  

Inclusively: Inclusively is a technology-centered inclusion solution and employment platform for job seekers with disabilities, mental health conditions, and chronic illness.

Job Accommodation Network (JAN): The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on job accommodations and disability employment issues.

Ability Jobs: Ability Jobs is one of the largest job resources dedicated to job seekers with disabilities. Job seekers can post their resumes, search for jobs, and attend career fairs through Ability Jobs.

Microsoft Neurodiversity Hiring Program: Microsoft has committed to hiring qualified nuerodiverse candidates for positions in engineering, data science, and data analysis through their Neurodiversity Hiring Program.

Career One Stop:  Career One Stop is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and has a variety of resources available. This link will take you directly to the “Resources for Workers with Disabilities” page. This page has resources to help you prepare for interviews by sharing information on how to handle questions related to your disability.

DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology):  This website is a great resources for students with disabilities looking for work experiences.  There are a variety of resources to explore for summer internship opportunities and programs.

Hispanic / LatinX Resources
  

Saludos: Saludos is a hispanic employment service committed to promoting diverse workplaces

Society of Hispanic Human Resources Professionals: Connect with the Society of Hispanic Human Resource Professionals for monthly networking meetings, career fairs, and seminars.

 

International Students (F-1 Visa holders & non-residents)
  

My Visa Jobs: My Visa Jobs is the leading employment website for immigrants.  It was founded by immigrants in 2006 and is an information portal and online community for visa job hunters around the world.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: Many noncitizens want to come to the United States to work. This page provides a summary of employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa classifications and other categories of noncitizens who are eligible for employment authorization. Each classification provides a link to more detailed information on its requirements.

InternationalStudent.com: InternationalStudent.com is a leading resource for international students around the world. Their goal is to enable students to pursue their dreams of seeing the world and improving their education experience. 

LGBTQIA+ Resources
  

Your Rights When Coming Out at Work:  This guide, created by the Heidari Law Group, is a comprehensive guide about LGBTQIA+ rights at work.  This guide not only discusses the possible challenges of coming out, but also provides valuable information on the legal steps you can take if your rights are violated. Other topics include: How to come out at work, challenges you might face, legal protections, and legal resources. 

Human Rights Campaign: Search companies, municipalities, and healthcare facilities to see how they rate on HRS’c Corporate Indices - benchmarks of LGBTQ+ inclusive policies, practices and benefits of our nation’s employers.

Out & Equal: Out & Equal is an organization working on LGBTQ+ workplace equality. Through worldwide programs, Fortune 500 partnerships, and annual workplace summit conference, they help the LGBTQ+ community thrive while supporting organizations that create a culture of belonging for all.

LGBT Connect: LGBT Connect is a job board for connecting employers a with the LGBTQ+ community. Search for inclusive employers by job industry and/or location.

Queer Outdoor & Environmental Job Board: This job board is a collaboration between Pattie Gonia and Red Fong (they/them). It was launched in June 2021 to get queer folks hired in the environmental and outdoor industries!

Native American and Indigenous Resources
  

National Congress of American Indians (NCAI): NCAI works with tribal nations to protect Native culture today and for generations to come. It offers internships and fellowships that provide young individuals from across Indian Country with opportunities to serve on the front lines of legislative action and policy development. It also offers job listings submitted by Native American employers and organizations seeking Native American applicants.

Native Hire: Native Hire is a division of the Southern California Tribal Chairman’s Association. It offers a variety of career resources, including job search video clips, information about available scholarships, and a job search engine for Native and Indigenous People. 

Native American Jobs: Native American Jobs provides employment opportunities for all people from diverse, indigenous, and minority cultures.

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES): The American Indian Science and Engineering Society is a national nonprofit organization focused on substantially increasing the representation of Indigenous peoples of North America and the Pacific Islands in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) studies and careers.

Undocumented Student and DACA Resources
  

Immigration Law Center: DACA and Workplace Rights: Learn about workplace rights, disclosing your immigration status with potential employers, and guidance on all things employment.

Internships & Fellowships for DACA and Undocumented Students:  Explore resources for mentorship and experiential learning that DACA and undocumented students can take advantage of to make your college experience a well rounded one and to help launch your career.

Women’s Resources
  

Women Empowered: Women Empowered is an organization that pursues equity for women in the workforce by effecting policy change, advocacy, and access to education. They have a ton of resources to help improve the economic status of women and remove barriers to economic equity. 

Tech Ladies: Tech Ladies is one of the largest global communities of women in tech. They support women in all areas of tech including engineering, design, product management, sales, marketing and more. Tech Ladies is driven by the mission to help women in tech find support, grow professionally, and stay in the tech space throughout their careers.

InHerSight: InHerSight uses data to help women find and improve companies where they can achieve their goals. On this completely anonymous platform, women can share insight into companies to find and build better workplaces for women. You can also search for jobs and career resources.  

This is an ever-growing list so be sure to check back often. If you don’t see your community represented or have resources that you think would be a good fit, please email us!