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Dodd Walls Centre Statement on Equity and Diversity


The Dodd Walls Centre (DWC) is committed to principles of equity and diversity. These principles are integral to our desire to promote excellence science and effectively engage with society.

Specifically, we aim to:

  • Encourage diversity in our membership, in terms of gender, race, sexuality, disability, age, socio-economic status, and culture
  • Ensure equitable treatment for all our members
  • Ensure that all members feel included in activities of the DWC
  • Take positive action to address inequity and exclusion both within the DWC and the  broader physical science community
  • Lead by example





Gender Equity in the Optics and Photonics Workplace

Findings from the Gender Equity Task Force 

An SPIE Gender Equity Task Force was formed to identify how the professional environment and culture of the optics and photonics community can better enable equal opportunities, rewards, and recognition for its members, independent of gender. 

The Task Force developed questions to help characterize and understand gender equity issues in our community. To maximize exposure and responses, these questions were incorporated into the 2016 and 2017 SPIE Global Salary Surveys.  

These documents summarize the results obtained from the surveys, the intent of which is to inform and initiate real and measurable change in our community: 

From 2017: