Greetings from the Founder,

Dennis Kennedy

Dennis KennedyAs the founder of the National Diversity Council, I would like to welcome you to the first edition of the 2016 Louisiana Diversity Council Newsletter. We are very excited about our past accomplishments in 2015 and look foward to a robust agenda in 2016.

Celebrating Black History and Women History Months

The months of February and March seek to highlight the contributions of African Americans and Women, recognizing that their significant impacts have changed the fabric of the workforce and our communities. In celebration of February's Black History Month and March's Women's History Month, it is important to embrace the accomplishments of these two diverse groups. To highlight these two extraordinary months, we have included two individuals that have and are continuing the legacy of why 'inclusion' continues to be a top priority.

Embracing Differences and Creating a Culture of Respect and Inclusiveness for LGBT Workers

According to a 2012 Gallup poll in which 120,000 U.S. adults participated, 3.4% identified themselves as either lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). This means today's workplace is more diverse than ever before; so, learning to embrace differences has become an imperative for organizational success. Therefore, employers are expected to create a culture of respect and inclusiveness in which differences can be embraced, and all employees feel accepted for who they are...

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EVENTS

April 19, 2016 Baton Rouge Women in Leadership Symposium Baton Rouge, LA

April 20, 2016 New Orleans Women in Leadership Symposium Harahan, LA

June 21, 2016 New Orleans Diversity Best Practices Meeting Harahan, LA

June 23, 2016 LADC Diversity Best Practice Meeting Harahan, LA

July 14, 2016 LADC Summer Mixer Harahan, LA

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