This article is Part 1 of a two-part series reflecting on diversity within the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) and how the pursuit of “authentic” diversity is essential to HFES’s overarching goals for inclusion and equity. In Part 1, authentic diversity is discussed – what it means and what it might look like. Through this lens of authentic diversity, recent member demographics are reported. Part 1 concludes with a discussion about HFES’s growth potential, as a professional home for future scholars and practitioners, and the importance of measuring, documenting, and tracking organizational diversity and inclusion efforts across time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalErgonomics in Design
StateAccepted/In press - 2021


  • gender
  • inclusion
  • measurement
  • metrics
  • organization
  • race
  • social justice
  • systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Engineering(all)


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