As founder of the National Diversity Council, I would like to welcome you to the third edition of the 2012 Texas Diversity Council Newsletter. As fall approaches, I am very excited to share with you details about the plethora of upcoming events, which will take place in your community.
The Texas Diversity Council held its annual DiversityFirst™ Youth Leadership Program at Rice University on June 4, 2012 through June 8, 2012 with 9th and 10th grade inner city students from around the Houston area. The focus for this year's program was to educate the students about several different careers in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematic (STEM) fields.
The Texas Diversity Healthcare Council (TXDHC) once again launched a series of Healthcare Diversity Summits across their markets. This year’s theme is "Diversity, Inclusion and Cultural Competence in Healthcare". These summits promote dialogue, awareness, and support to organizational culture and diversity development strategies within the healthcare communities. Although is it a Healthcare Summit, attendance was made up of not only health related entities, but also of various corporate, academia, non-profit and community participants. The format includes a breakfast and networking opportunity followed by presentations and a panel discussion. The audience has an opportunity to also ask questions throughout the sessions.
Each year during the month of October (National Disability Employment Awareness Month), through the office of the Governor Rick Perry, a local committee in Texas hosts the Annual Employment Awards Ceremony, and the winners in each of several categories are introduced to an appreciative audience. Award categories include large, medium, and small employers, as well as non-profit employers, the Entrepreneurship Award, Martha Arbuckle Award and the Governor’s Trophy.
The Texas Diversity Council (TXDC) is excited to announce the launch of the Corpus Christi Advisory Board. Since its launch in 2004, the Texas Diversity Council (TXDC) has established FIVE state councils throughout the state of Texas. The Councils serve the greater Metropolitan Areas of Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and recently Fort Worth. Corpus Christi has now been added to the list.
September 14Women in Leadership SymposiumGreater Fort Worth
September 21Healthcare SummitsGreater Dallas
October 18Annual Best Practices & DiversityFIRST™ Awards LuncheonsCentral Texas
October 23Annual Best Practices & DiversityFIRST™ Awards LuncheonsGreater San Antonio
October 31Annual Best Practices & DiversityFIRST™ Awards LuncheonsGulf Coast
November 7Healthcare SummitsGreater San Antonio
November 15Women’s SummitGreater Dallas
Elizabeth A. Campbell looks at diversity as a leadership strategy. Trained as a labor and employment lawyer, she finds her work in the area of diversity and inclusion not only intellectually stimulating, but also an essential component to business success.
Business professionals will gather in Austin, TX on October 18, 2012 for the Annual DiversityFirst™ Awards Luncheon. The luncheon will highlight the importance of incorporating diversity and inclusion in the community and the workplace with the theme "Looking Ahead: The Future of Diversity and Inclusion."
Cigna (NYSE:CI) was one of nine organizations that U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA, recognized today for efforts to reduce health care disparities. The recognition came at a special roundtable at the White House hosted by the Department of Health and Human Services, the White House Business Council and the National Business Group on Health (NBGH).
United Nations Day is celebrated annually on October 24. On this day in 1945, the five permanent members of the Security Council (France, China, Soviet Union, United States and United Kingdom) ratified the UN Charter. As of 2013, the United Nations General Assembly has 193 member states with South Sudan being the newest member added to the group.