As founder of the National Diversity Council, I would like to welcome you to the fourth and final edition of the 2013 Texas Diversity Council Newsletter. As the winter holidays approach, I invite you to look back on all our events and programs from this past year and learn how you can become more involved with the council's work in 2014.
The Texas Diversity Council launched the Inaugural Corpus Christi Young Women's Leadership Symposium (YWLS) on Saturday, December 7, 2013. The event was held from 7:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Del Mar College-West Campus.
The Texas Diversity Council held its 2013 DiversityFIRST Awards Luncheon in four markets across the state, which included participants with diverse ethnicities, backgrounds and experiences, in order to share best practices in the areas of diversity and inclusion. It was also a time to recognize individuals and organizations for their leadership, achievement, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Dennis Kennedy has an unwavering passion to ensure that all individuals receive equal opportunities in the workplace regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, and sexual orientation. In 2004, he founded the Texas Diversity Council (TXDC) to champion diversity as a business imperative, with a primary goal to turn all communities into inclusive environments where individuals are valued for their talents and unique characteristics and have opportunities to reach their full potential.
January 18, 2014
Central Texas Young Women's Leadership Symposium
March 6, 2014
Gulf Coast Women in Leadership Symposium
March 27, 2014
Greater San Antonio Women in Leadership Symposium
San Antonio, TX
March 28, 2014
Central Texas Women in Leadership Symposium
March 29, 2014
Gulf Coast Young Women's Leadership Symposium
April 30-May 2, 2014
10th Anniversary Diversity & Leadership Conference
San Anotonio, TX
Ed Dolanski was 12 when his WWII veteran dad retired. Ed had watched with a child's eyes as his dad aged and new generations came into the company he had given 42 years of loyalty. "The company just didn't put as much value in diversity of thought," Dolanski remembers.
When Air Products, a global supplier of industrial gases with more than 20,000 employees, earned the Texas Diversity Council's 2013 Corporate Commitment Award in late October, it was the culmination of five years of fieldwork for EDGE, a regionally based employee resource group.