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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

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.

June DEI&B Task Force Spotlight

Kristin Causby | Minneapolis Chapter NECA

Kristin Causby

Assistant Executive Director
Minneapolis Chapter
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Payroll and Benefits Specialist

Lina Jariri

Payroll & Benefits Specialist
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June Important Dates

Celebrate Pride (LGBTQ+ ) Awareness Month
June is a celebration and commemoration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer + pride movement and culture.

June 5, World Environment Day
World Environment Day is a celebration to encourage awareness and action for the protection of the environment.

June 18, Father's Day
Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.

June 19, Juneteenth
Also known as “Freedom Day” and “Jubilee Day,” Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

June 27, Hellen Keller's Birthday
Hellen Keller's birthday is a celebration of the life of the American author, disability rights advocate, political activist, and lecturer.

June 28, Eid al-Adha
Known as the “Feast of Sacrifice,” Eid al-Adha one of Islam’s most important and holiest holidays.

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