Greetings from the Founder,

Dennis Kennedy

Dennis KennedyAs the founder of the National Diversity Council, I would like to welcome you to the third edition of the 2013 Texas Diversity Council Newsletter. I am very proud of the work we have done so far and excited about the momentum we continue to have. The growth of our mission is apparent with the addition of the Corpus Christi market, which had their first event with the Inaugural Women in Leadership Symposium.

Texas Diversity Council Welcomes New Executive

Cecilia Orellana-Rojas has recently joined the Texas Diversity Council as vice president of strategy and research. In this role, she will provide a clear direction for the Texas Diversity Council leadership by planning, defining, articulating and managing the ongoing execution of the organization's strategic goals.

Corpus Christi Advisory Board Kicks-Off Strong as Influential Female Executives Gather to "Lead with Courage and Conviction"

The Texas Diversity Council hosted their Inaugural Corpus Christi Women in Leadership Symposium at Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi on July 17th, 2013. The half-day event brought together a panel of female executives, who shared their success stories in regards to climbing the "corporate ladder" with a diverse audience of professional women.

2013 Texas Diversity Council Healthcare Diversity Summit Statewide Tour

The Texas Diversity Council brought together the healthcare community to engage in dialog and action on diversity & leadership best practices. The theme for this year was "The Paradigm Shift to Drive Cultural Competence in Healthcare". With recent changes to our National Health Care System as well as the changing demographics in our country.There is an urgent need to understand the importance of healthcare organizations providing a culturally competent framework to serve such a diverse population.

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

HispanicAs September 15 comes closer on our calendar, we begin to see cities and communities across the United States start the process of planning parades, festivals, guest speakers, and other important cultural necessities in order to celebrate what is quickly becoming one of the preeminent 30 day celebrations, also known as National Hispanic Heritage Month.


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August 28, 2013 Gulf Coast Healthcare Diversity Summit
Houston, TX

September 17, 2013 Greater Fort Worth Women In Leadership Symposium
Fort Worth, TX

October 17, 2013 Central Texas DiversityFIRSTTM Awards Luncheon
Austin, TX

October 22, 2013 Greater San Antonio DiversityFIRSTTM Awards Luncheon
San Antonio, TX

October 29, 2013 Gulf Coast DiversityFIRSTTM Awards Luncheon
Houston, TX

November 13, 2013 Greater Dallas Women's Summit
Dallas, TX

November 15, 2013 Greater San Antonio Healthcare Summit
San Antonio, TX

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