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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEI&B)

The National Electrical Contractors Association is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law.


Empowering a cultural shift in diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging through education, opportunity, awareness and open dialogue.


Develop an awareness and education platform to foster a work environment within the electrical industry that supports each person’s unique differences. We will strive to create a long-term cultural shift, on national and local levels, where each person can thrive and be empowered to contribute to the overall success of our industry.


Realize the potential of all people. Respect and welcome differences. Drive Innovation. Take action against injustices. Create and embrace a sustainable transformation. Support all people of all backgrounds in the electrical industry.


The inherent differences and multiple characteristics that make up individual and collective identities, including race, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, socioeconomic status, language, and physical ability.


The practices and policies that are just, transparent, and consistent. It's the leveling of an uneven playing field.


The actions taken to embrace, understand and accept the unique strengths and facets of identity for all individuals so that all feel valued, welcomed, and supported.


The human desire to feel a sense of security and acceptance.

Past DEI&B Events

October 17, 2022

Ron Bailey at NECA Austin 2022

How to Recruit Into the Apprenticeship

Ron Bailey, Vice President of Industry Development, moderated a panel, “How to Recruit into the Apprenticeship.”

October 16, 2022

Ron Bailey at NECA Austin 2022

Emotional LIQ: How to Create a Stronger You

Ron Bailey, Vice President of Industry Development, presented "Emotional LIQ: How to Create a Stronger You" at the Leadership Trade Show Education.

October 16, 2022

Ron Bailey and Tom McClean at NECA Austin 2022

DEI&B Reception

The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Reception took place on Sunday, October 16 at the Austin Convention Center.

October 15, 2022

Board of Governors Luncheon at NECA Austin 2022

Board of Governors Luncheon

Michael Vale, 3M Group President Safety & Industrial Business Group, was a guest speaker at the Board of Governors Luncheon.

July 28, 2022

Panelists Edwin Lopez, Kristen Gowin, Jeff Scarpello and Moderator Ron Bailey

Eastern Regional Managers Meeting

The 2022 Eastern Region Managers Meeting was held on Thursday, July 28th at The Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, D.C., where discussions such as "How DEI&B Can Bring Value to Your Chapter and Members" took place.

May 2, 2022

NECA DEI&B Summit in May

DEI&B Summit

The inaugural Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Belonging Summit took place from May 2-3, 2022, successfully bringing together NECA Task Force Members. Dr. Rubin Cockrell, an award-winning International Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur and Professor, led the discussion by celebrating differences and building belonging.

February Dates

American Heart Month
American Heart Month raises awareness of the importance of heart health and encourages habits that help reduce heart disease risk.

Black History Month
Black History Month celebrates the fullness of African American history and culture.

February 1st, National Freedom Day
National Freedom Day commemorates the day in 1865 when President Abraham Lincoln signed what would later become the 13th Amendment which effectively ended slavery in the United States.

February 4th, Rosa Parks Day
February 1st celebrates Rosa Parks, also known as "the first lady of civil rights," for her refusal to give up her bus seat to a white passenger, which led to the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott.

February 11th, International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science promotes full and equal access and female participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields.

February 14th, Valentine's Day
Observed in many parts of the world, Valentine's Day celebrates romance and love.

February 21st, Mardi Gras
From the French "Mardi," meaning "Tuesday," and "gras," meaning "fat," Mardi Gras observes the day before Ash Wednesday as "Fat Tuesday."

February 22nd, Ash Wednesday (First Day of Lent)
Marking the beginning of the penitential Lenten season, Ash Wednesday is a holy day of prayer and fasting in many Western Christian denominations.

NECA DEI&B Initiatives

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Adopt a School Program

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NECA Bystander Program


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IBEW-NECA Veteran's Electrical Entry Program (VEEP)


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NECA Women & Future Leaders (WINFL)

NECA DEI&B Resources