As the founder of the National Diversity Council, I would like to welcome you to the first edition of the 2013 Texas Diversity Council Newsletter. We are very excited about the upcoming year and the events we have planned for our community. Our most popular undertakings continue to be the Diversity and Leadership Conference and the Women in Leadership Symposium, held annually. Both events have evolved over the years as meeting grounds for innovative business people to shape the face of diversity in their community.
Angie Brewer's most gratifying professional moments come when she sees growth in people's attitudes. She's spent the better part of her career in human resources focused on diversity and inclusion, including a six-year stint with UPS in the Pacific Northwest before taking on her current role in the Gulf South District.
Texas Diversity Council is proud to once again host the Annual Women in Leadership Symposium across various markets. Dennis Kennedy, Founder & CEO of the Texas Diversity Council states, "We are excited to offer this symposium each year as a way to bring together women of all levels and backgrounds while empowering them to succeed in business, the community, and in their personal well-being."
The year 2013 marks two important anniversaries in the history of African Americans and the United States. On January 1, 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation set the United States on the path of ending slavery. A wartime measure issued by President Abraham Lincoln, the proclamation freed relatively few slaves, but it fueled the fire of the enslaved to strike for their freedom.
The Texas Diversity Council and the Central Texas Advisory Board helped kick start the 2013 Event Calendar with the Central Texas Young Women's Leadership Symposium on Saturday, January 26th. Young ladies from across the Austin area and as far as New Braunfels, TX came to take part in this half day event, which took place at John B. Connally High School. It was a phenomenal opportunity to transform our community into a truly inclusive environment where young women are encouraged to reach their full potential.
Feb 13, 2013
Central Texas Women in Leadership Symposium
March 7, 2013
Gulf Coast Women in Leadership Symposium
March 8, 2013
Greater San Antonio Women in Leadership Symposium
San Antonio, TX
April 3-5, 2013
9th Annual Texas Diversity & Leadership Conference
San Antonio, TX
July 10, 2013
Greater Dallas HealthCare Diversity Summit
June 20, 2013
Greater Dallas DiversityFIRST™ Awards Luncheon
July 25, 2013
Greater San Antonio HealthCare Diversity Summit
San Antonio, TX
The Healthcare Diversity Council announced the appointment of Angeles Valenciano to president of this non-profit organization effective immediately. In this new role, Valenciano will oversee the strategic and operational direction of the council, ensure its growth, and develop sustainable alliances with the healthcare community.
The Chinese New Year is the most important social, cultural and economic holiday in China. The date of the holiday is determined by the lunar-solar Chinese calendar. This year, the New Year will be celebrated on February 10, 2013. Although the Gregorian calendar along with the Jesuit missionaries arrived in China in 1582, it wasn’t until 1912 that the general population began using it. However, Mao Zedong forbade the celebration of the traditional Chinese New year and celebrated the West’s New Year on January 1.
It's about that time again — when women worldwide celebrate Women's History Month and International Women's Day (March 8), whose beginnings to back 150+ years to a single act of protest in 1857, when New York garment workers protested their miserably low wages and the deplorably unsafe conditions in which they worked.
(Photo from National Women's History Museum)
This year's 9th Annual Greater Dallas Women's Summit was once again, affirmation of the success and significance of a record-setting event in regards to attendance. This year's theme, "Women Leaders as Architects of Change", and the topics were expertly addressed by each panelist as well as our moderator, Shivaun Palmer of the Women's Broadcast Network and Plaid for Women™.