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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 16, 2023

The University of Wisconsin–Madison Wins the 2023 Electrical Contracting Innovation Challenge with First Majority Female Team

In their first year competing in the Electrical Contracting Innovation Challenge (ECIC), the University of Wisconsin-Madison took home first place. Not only did the Badgers win in their first year competing, but they’re also the first majority female team to win the Challenge.

March 9, 2023

AEI 2023 | Adopt-A-School

AEI 2023 DEI&B Recap

This year, the 2023 Association Executives Institute (AEI) was held from March 6-8 in Philadelphia, PA, and featured sessions such as "Benefits of Diversity" and "Adopt-A-School."

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.

December Important Dates

December 3, International Day of Persons with Disabilities
The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons promotes the dignity, rights, and well-being of people with disabilities.

December 7 - 15, Hanukkah
Also known as the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah is the Jewish holiday commemorating the recovery of Jerusalem.

December 25, Christmas
Christmas is the Christian holiday to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

December 26, Kwanzaa
Kwanzaa is the annual celebration of African American culture from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a communal feast called Karamu, usually on the sixth day.

December 31, New Year's Eve
Civilizations around the world have been celebrating the start of each new year for at least four millennia. Today, most New Year’s festivities begin on December 31 (New Year’s Eve), the last day of the Gregorian calendar, and continue into the early hours of January 1 (New Year’s Day).

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