ICANN Wants to Hear From You About How to Increase Gender Diversity and Participation

Posted in: Domain Names at 14/06/2017 16:14

ICANN wants to hear from industry participants, and from those that want to be involved, if there are barriers to gender diversity participation within the ICANN community.

The survey seeks to determine current perceptions of gender diversity in the ICANN community and to identify potential barriers to participation. The purpose of this survey is to inform community discussions on diversity, following calls for additional data on this topic.

The survey seeks to inform ICANN on perceptions of diversity and equality, leadership, and inclusiveness. It is also designed to help understand the degree to which barriers such as familial responsibilities play a role. The survey looks at whether peer support groups for parents, mentorship, gender diversity forums and breastfeeding areas at ICANN meetings would help with participation The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete. To complete the survey, go to:

The survey closes on 8 July. Responses will be anonymous and will be used in accordance with ICANN's Privacy Policy. The survey is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

Once ICANN has reviewed the survey results, they will share a report with an analysis of gaps, perceptions, and potential next steps with the aim of helping identify ways to enhance gender diversity and support broad, inclusive participation.


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