Diversity report 2023
W3C released today the 2023 diversity report. As part of our commitment and continued focus on diversity and inclusion, since 2018 we annually report on gender and geographic diversity at W3C.
We would like W3C to be a model of supporting diversity. As an international organization, we can see the immense value we gain from having greater gender diversity, and expertise from across multiple countries and cultures. The diversity of the whole world needs to be reflected, as 60% of the world is now online and as more people continue to access and use the Web that we develop the standards of, here together at the Web Consortium.
We believe that more diversity means better representation, which leads to better and more inclusive design. Indeed, more background, more use cases, more edge cases, lead to a better Web. More diversity also brings higher quality results.
This year again, we are able to financially help cover TPAC 2023 meeting travel costs for three persons from groups under-represented in the web community. We are grateful for the TPAC 2023 Inclusion Fund sponsors: W3C, Tetralogical, Igalia, University of Illinois Chicago, and an anonymous donor.