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Fwd: Call for chairs: Inclusion and Diversity Community Group (IDCG)

From: Léonie Watson <lwatson@tetralogical.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2020 12:38:30 +0000
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Subject: Call for chairs: Inclusion and Diversity Community Group (IDCG)
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2020 13:32:06 +0100
From: Coralie Mercier <coralie@w3.org>
To: Chairs <chairs@w3.org>
CC: Léonie Watson <lwatson@tetralogical.com>

Dear W3C group chairs,

I would like to share with you the message I just sent to the W3C 
Advisory Committee representatives, in case you yourselves or your 
groups had any interest and some bandwidth:

I have been honoured and glad to join Léonie Watson (AC Rep of 
Tetralogical, AB elected member, co-chair and former co-chair of several 
W3C working groups, etc.) to serve as inaugural co-chairs of the W3C 
Inclusion and Diversity Community Group (IDCG) that launched a couple 
years ago.

Much as we recognise the importance of the work of this group, we both 
have many other commitments and can no longer put the time and energy 
that we would like into it. So Léonie and I will be stepping down as 
co-chairs of the IDCG at the end of this year, and this group will need 
new leadership to take things forward from January.

If you can forgive me for being brutally honest, what that group also 
needs is a more diverse representation itself, more people to transform 
the good energy into concrete change.
Last but not least, what that group certainly also needs is more W3C 
Members’ eyes and hands: please be the actors of the change we want and 

In the 2 years it's been active, the IDCG has put more inclusion & 
diversity values on the W3C map and in the conversations of many. We 
have started a lot of conversations and Github issues, and that groups 
needs all the energy people are willing to put into this.

The IDCG will meet again twice in December 2020: December 1, December 
15. It would be wonderful if we were able to had over the leadership to 
a new team and in front of additional people before year end.

Thank you. Please, give this a thought. Please, share widely.

Coralie Mercier

Call for new chairs: 
IDCG home: https://www.w3.org/community/idcg/
IDCG repo: https://github.com/w3c/idcg/

Coralie Mercier  -  W3C Marketing & Communications -  https://www.w3.org
mailto:coralie@w3.org +337 810 795 22 https://www.w3.org/People/Coralie/
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