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 2016 California Diversity Council Newsletter. We are very excited about our past accomplishments in the first quarter and look forward to our upcoming events in the year.

Professionals to be Recognized at Southern California Diversity and Leadership Conference

Long Beach, CA - - The California Diversity Council will be hosting the Southern California Diversity and Leadership Conference on June 7, 2016 at the Westin Long Beach. The conference will feature multiple speakers presenting on a variety of topics. In addition, business leaders will be recognized with a series of awards highlighting their commitment to diversity and inclusion.

California Diversity Council Hosts 7th Annual Orange County Women in Leadership Symposium

On March 17, 2016, the California Diversity Council hosted their 7th Annual Women in Leadership Symposium at Kia Motors America in Irvine, CA. Attendees of the symposium gained knowledge and advice from corporate leaders who shared insight from their personal success and leadership experience as professionals.

Unconscious Bias: Breaking the Habit of Hiring My Buddy

In 1985, Hasbro came out with a doll line called My Buddy. The intention was to appeal to little boys and teach them how to care for others. It is now 2016 and although adults don’t carry dolls around, they do in their minds when they make hiring decisions resulting in unconscious bias.

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month — a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

Like most commemorative months, Asian-Pacific Heritage Month originated in a congressional bill. In June 1977, Reps. Frank Horton of New York and Norman Y. Mineta of California introduced a House resolution that called upon the president to proclaim the first ten days of May as Asian-Pacific Heritage Week. On October 5, 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed a Joint Resolution designating the annual celebration.


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June 7, 2016 2016 Southern California Diversity & Leadership Conference

June 9, 2016 2016 North California Diversity & Leadership Conference

June 17, 2016 Silicon Valley Women’s Tech Roundtable

June 29, 2016 Bay Area Diversity Chapter Meeting

June 30, 2016 San Francisco Top 50 Women Lawyers Announced

July 12, 2016 Orange County Diversity Council Meeting

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