What will this database do and not do?
Will do: A committee can submit the names of winner pool and look at dis-aggregated demographics of the entire pool.
Example: The DPP Program committee wants to track demographic changes of invited talk winners in a given category. They can submit the pool of names of invited talk winners for each year, and then get the demographic statistics for that year. If they do this going back several years, then can look for trends in how the demographics are changing.
Won't do: A committee cannot look up all the members of a given demographic or the demographics of a specific person. That would violate member privacy.
Example: An awards committee wants to increase the committee diversity next year, so the Chair wants to look up the demographics of all the suggested new committee members. If the Chair was able to do that, they may discover that one of the suggested members is bisexual, even if that person isn't out to the community. To prevent this, the QED will have safeguards in place so that no-one can submit a query with few enough names that private information about any member can be linked to that person.