Greetings from the Founder,

Dennis Kennedy

Dennis KennedyAs the founder of the National Diversity Council, I would like to welcome you to the second 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.

Setting an Example of Diversity & Leadership Excellence

There is something to be said of those who achieve excellence despite the odds. The Texas Diversity Council as part of the National Diversity Council seeks not only to uphold and promote the principles of diversity and leadership, but also to recognize those individuals who personify those principles. As such, we have several annual awards, with which recognize and honor those individuals who have not only achieved personal success, but have made it possible for others to easily follow in their footsteps.

Stefan Wilson (UPS), Recognized as Multicultural Leader of the Year

Stefan Wilson -- formerly President of Gulf South, UPS - now President, Great Lakes, UPS Diversity is strength. Diverse employee experiences and ideas drive the bottom line of businesses in a positive direction. It is a skillful art to understand, like Stefan Wilson does, the advantages of cultivating a diverse community, employee base, and talent, and then using it to penetrate barriers and better position your business. But diversity's strength truly emerges when companies rise to do the right thing for individuals.

2013 Most Powerful & Influential Women of Texas

Each year, the National Diversity Council sets aside time during the Texas Diversity & Leadership Conference to honor women across the Texas markets for their significant achievements throughout the previous year.

Multicultural Leadership Awards Luncheon Honors Individuals Making a Difference

Dr. Gregory J. Vincent Vice President Diversity & Community Engagement, The University of Texas at Austin, was the featured keynote speaker during the 9th Annual Texas Diversity & Leadership Conference as individuals of color from across the state and industries were honored for their efforts in upholding and promoting the principles of diversity and leadership as well as having made a difference through their achievements and exemplified the ability to excel in their field.

TXDC Summer Youth Program Continues to Cultivate Student Success

The Texas Diversity Council in partnership with Rice University is proud to announce our 3rd Annual Texas Diversity Council Summer Youth Program. This week long program will engage sixty students from selected local middle and high schools from June 10-14, 2013 on the Rice University Campus.

National Diversity Council Launches - ALI

In keeping with part of the National Diversity Council's vision to empower individuals to reach their fullest potential, Dennis, Kennedy, Founder & CEO, has launched the Advanced Leadership Institute (ALI) designed for professionals who require advancement through just in time leadership skills within today's progressive workforce.


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