IDEAL Moments | AIChE



A community of engineering professionals from all backgrounds, cultures and beliefs. The Society of Human Resources Management looks at 4 dimensions of diversity.

*Internal Dimensions and External Dimensions are adapted from Marilyn Loden and Judy Rosener, Workforce America! (Business One Irwin, 1991)

From Diverse Teams at Work, Gardenswartz & Rowe (2nd Edition, SHRM, 2003)



Creating environments where individuals see that they belong, are clear on how they can contribute; and can inspire one another to perform at our best regardless of background, physical appearance or ability, culture, belief, ethnicity, identity or beyond.

Being an Ally

Allies are members of the majority group who reject the “norms” (i.e. dominant ideology), pursue self-awareness and education, and support or advocate with and for the group.


Microsoft Office has an “accessibility checker” to identify concerns with your document, describe why it could be a barrier and suggest ways to fix the problem. It also allows you to include “alt text” to describe photos for those have low vision or are blind.