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March 2006
University of Rochester Targets Diversity Plans for Faculty
Bausch & Lomb Presents 2nd Annual Supplier Diversity Recognition Awards
Harter, Secrest & Emery Presents $25,000 Check To Catholic Health System's Continuing Care Foundation
February 2006
Welcome New Members
Diversity 2006 Post-Conference Legal Symposium - May 24, 2006
Xerox Employees Receive Paid Leaves to Focus on Community Service
Aetna Continues Relationship with the National Dental Association to Eliminate Disparities In Dental Health
Filmmaker Spike Lee to Speak at University of Rochester
“No Name-Calling Week” Seeks to End Name-Calling and Bullying in Schools
Unity Executive Director Resigns
January 2006
Diversity 2006 National Conference Presenters Announced
More Sponsors Announced for Diversity 2006
Welcome New Members
Two WDN Members Make Fortune 100 List of Best Places to Work
Harter Secrest & Emery Continues Giving Tradition
Martin Luther King Jr's Son to Speak at University of Rochester Jan 27
SUNY Brockport's Annual Cultural Diversity Conference is March 2
December 2005
Can Workforce Diversity Managers Keep Up with Change?
11 More Sponsors Announced for Diversity 2006 Conference
Presenter Proposals Set Record
Welcome New Member
Mosaic Partnerships Program Update
Profiles in Diversity Journal Seeks Submissions for Black History Month Feature
Baby Boomers May Need Accommodations
New Info from DOL Focus on Disability and Diversity
New report on Best Practices for Employing People with Disabilities
Aetna and Health Power Team Up to Address Disparities in Minority Health Care
Hispanic Business Magazine Honors Gándara
Submit Nominations for the Freedom to Compete Award
Church-based Health Program Wins National Praise
United Way Honors Graduates of African American Leadership Development Program
Deck the (Office) Halls...Holiday Sensitivity and Celebration in the Workplace
In Memory of William E. McKnight
November 2005
Eight More Sponsors Announced for Diversity 2006 Conference
Diversity 2006 Conference - Call for Speakers
Nixon Peabody’s Diversity Initiative is a Blueprint for National Leadership
Staying Ahead of the Curve: Business Solutions for New York Employers
Does Your Company Have an Atlanta Office?
SHRM Workplace Diversity Practices Survey
Harter, Secrest & Emery LLP Named “Best Place to Work” Among Law Firms Nationwide – Two Years in A Row
Prism International’s President Receives Women’s Achievement Award
Xerox Earns 'Courageous Leadership Award'
YMCA VP Receives Andrew Young Award
October 2005
GRDC Becomes the New Workforce Diversity Network - Membership Now Open to Companies Nationwide
Nixon Peabody is Principal Sponsor of Diversity 2006
The Case for Diversity – It’s Everybody’s Business - May 22 – 24, 2006
Call For Speakers! Proposals Due November 11
The Case for Diversity - It’s Everybody’s Business - May 22-24, 2005
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Aetna Employees Honored For Workplace Volunteerism
Aetna Awards $2.25 Million in Grants
Bausch & Lomb Scores 100 on Human Rights Campaign Index
Bausch & Lomb 38 on Hispanic Business Magazine
Kodak Earns Highest Rating on Human Rights Campaign Index
Mosaic Partnerships Program (formerly Biracial Partnerships) Kicks Off Phase IV Seeking Candidates for Coaches
YMCA Recognized by Minorities and Success
Xerox Earns Top Score from Human Rights Campaign Foundation
"Hispanic Business" Magazine Cites Xerox Among Top 40 Companies
September 2005
GRDC Welcomes Three New Members
Aetna Awards $2.25 Million in Grants to Address Racial and Ethnic Disparities and End-of-life Care
ITT Industries Space Systems Division to Sponsor Native American Cultural Center Fundraising Dinner
Four Council Members Cited by LATINA Style Magazine as Best Companies for Latinas to Work for in the U.S.
NASCAR Recognizes Kodak for Leading Diversity Efforts
SHRM Offers Members Free Resources to keep America's youth drug-free.
Stevan G. Ramirez of Kodak to Lead United Way's Hispanic Leadership Development Program
YMCA of Greater Rochester a Winner of the 2005 AARP Best Employers for Workers over 50!
YMCA Promotes Civic Engagement in Young People
August 2005
Rochester Mosaic Partnerships is entering Phase IV
MVP Health Care and Preferred Care to Combine Operations
Family Fun Day Health & Human Service Fair/ Leadership Conference
Action for a Better Community, Inc. to Host Signature Event Reunion Luncheon October 11 in Recognition of Agency's 40th Anniversary
Unity Discouraged by Slow Progress of Diversifying Broadcast Newsrooms
July 2005
Welcome New Members
Ursula Burns Speaks at Bausch & Lomb
Black Enterprise Names Kodak Among "30 Best Companies for Diversity" Launches New "Pride @ Kodak" Web site
GVCSHRM President to Serve on Organizational Development Panel
St. John Fisher Dean Honored by Girl Scouts
Unique KeyCorp/Xerox Agreement Expands Key's Relationships with Minority Business Enterprises
Black Enterprise Names Xerox Among "30 Best Companies For Diversity"
Xerox Names Patricia A. Calkins to Lead Environment, Health, Safety Organization
Hispanics Encouraged to Apply for Leadership Training
United Way Recruiting Participants for African American Leadership Development Training Program
June 2005
Welcome Xerox - New Member
Action for a Better Community Announces 40th Anniversary Events
Rochester's Employee Groups Host Network Fair
The United Way Campaign a success at B&L
Kodak Board Elects Current President Antonio M. Perez as Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Arlette Miller Smith Earns Doctorate
The YMCA of Greater Rochester Awards Diversity Scholarship
Advocacy Center Offers Speakers' Bureau
May 2005
Welcome New Member: Harris RF Communications
GRDC Director Participates in NY State Board of Regents
Bausch & Lomb Ranks No. 33 on Diversity Inc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity List
Harter, Secrest & Emery LLP First to Provide Diversity Scholarship for Cornell Law Student - First Recipient Named
Kodak Names New Corporate Diversity & Inclusion Champions
Kodak Named to DiversityInc Top 50 List
April 2005
Welcome New Member
Aetna Is Founding Partner Of Hispanic Research Organization
Bausch & Lomb Presents Supplier Diversity Recognition Awards
Bausch & Lomb VP Featured in National Magazine
Women's History Month Event sponsored by Women's Network at Bausch & Lomb
Bausch & Lomb is hosting its' inaugural Supplier Diversity Recognition Event.
Red Cross Honors Kodak Contributions to Tsunami Relief
Kodak's Stevan Ramirez & Antonio Perez Named in Tech's '50 Most Important Hispanics' for 2005
Kodak Selects Warren Wisnewski for CEO Diversity Award
Kodak Earns Recognition from Women's Business Enterprise National Council -- New List of 15 "America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises" Announced
Moving Beyond Racism
Moving Beyond Racism Book Group
RIT Hosts 4th Annual Expressions of Diversity Conference
March 2005
Annual Profiles in Diversity Journal International Innovation in Diversity Awards
Aetna Receives Latina Style 50 Award
Bausch & Lomb Names Henry C. Tung Corporate Vice President - Global Surgical
Bausch & Lomb Names Evon L. Jones Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Officer
National Long Term Care Award Named in Honor of Local Leader
Rochester Corporate Alliance
Nazareth Recognizes Outstanding Student, Faculty and Staff with the 2005 MLK Award
Stanley Byrd Named University of Rochester HR Manager, to Focus on Diversity
February 2005
We are Pleased to Welcome M&T Bank to the GRDC
Workshop: Successfully Employing People with Disabilities: Interviewing, Hiring, Accommodating and Retaining
Aetna Releases 2005 African American History Calendar
Article: Seven Ways to Turn Bias-Related Tension into Gateways for Understanding - By Sondra Thiederman, PhD
Welcome New Council Representatives
Hidden Bias: A Primer
Full Medical Scholarships for African Americans
January 2005
We are pleased to welcome the Genesee Valley Chapter, Society of Human Resource Management to the GRDC.
New Web Resources on Culture and Health Care Disparities
Aetna Wins Award for Targeting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care
Welcome New Council Representatives
December 2004
RIT's Commission for Promoting Pluralism Issues Call for Proposals for 4th Annual Expressions of Diversity Conference
Kodak Chairman and CEO Daniel A. Carp Named to National Urban League Board of Trustees
Bausch & Lomb Honored by the National Black MBA Association
News from the YMCA of Greater Rochester
2005 Member Meeting Schedule Announced
November 2004
Conference proceedings have been posted for many presenters at this year's Diversity 2004.
Biracial Partnerships for Community Progress: Growing Strong!
GRDC Members Aetna and Kodak Sponsor 'Out&Equal' Conference
Rodney J. Williams Joins Bausch & Lomb as VP - Marketing, U.S. Surgical
Bausch & Lomb's Asian Networks Host Leadership Conference
Call for Proposals - Fifth Annual Cultural Diversity Conference Within Our Grasp, Building Community through Diversity
MCC Names Winston Assistant to President for Workforce Development
"Diversity Best Practices" Lauds Xerox for Leadership, Advocacy
Myrtho Scott Named Director, Minority Achievers Program
October 2004
Diversity 2004 an Outstanding Experience
Profiles in Diversity Journal Presents International Innovation in Diversity Awards to Bausch & Lomb and Kodak at GRDC Meeting
Aetna Named To LATINA Style Magazine's Top 50 List
Bausch & Lomb Top sponsor of Diversity 2004
Bausch & Lomb's Dr. Phillips Chosen for Rochester Business Journal's "Forty Under 40" Award
Call for Proposals for Brockport's Fifth Annual Cultural Diversity Conference
Bowen Leaves Rochester Gay Alliance as Executive Director
Harter Secrest & Emery Ranked Top Firm among Associates in National Magazine Survey
YMCA Receives Diversity Award
September 2004
September 13-15 -- A Unique & Powerful Conference -- It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This!
The American Red Cross Greater Rochester Chapter
Rochester Rehabilitation Center
E.K. Ward
August 2004
Early Registration Discounts End August 12 for Diversity 2004 Conference
CEO/Leadership Forum Panel Announced for Diversity 2004 Conference
Conference Participants to Receive Dr. Guillory's New Book
Barnes & Noble to Sell Workforce Diversity Books at Diversity 2004 Conference
Showcase Your Company: Exhibit at Diversity 2004 Conference
Diversity 2004 Speaker Melanie E. L. Bush Publishes New Book
July 2004
Diversity 2004 Health Care Symposium Tackles How to Eliminate Health Disparities
Rain Pryor to Appear at Diversity 2004 with her One Woman Experience, "Fried Chicken & Latkes"
Dr. David Satcher is Closing Keynote for Diversity 2004 Conference
Diversity 2004 Principal Sponsor Continues Leadership Role in Diversity and Inclusion
June 2004
Keynotes, Speakers and Agenda Announced!
Aetna Participates in Hispanic Family Wellness Day
Women United Promotes Wellness
The Aetna Foundation Announces 2004 Regional Community Health Grants Program
220 Children Participate in Take Your Child To Work Day at Bausch & Lomb
Business Ethics Names Kodak Among "Best Corporate Citizens" in Annual List
Kodak Lambda Network News
The Origins and Objectives of the YMCA National Diversity Initiative
The Circle of Our Family
May 2004
Welcome New Members
Eastman Kodak Company to be Principal Sponsor of Diversity 2004 -- Sponsor Support Strong and Growing
Take the National Diversity 2004 Survey & Make Your Voice Count!
Bausch & Lomb Ranks No. 41 Among Top 50
Kodak & Bobby Hamilton Racing Give Drive for Diversity Program the Green Flag
Members - Updated 2004 Meeting Schedule Posted
PFLAG holds Monthly Support Group Meetings in Rochester
YMCA Celebrates Minority Achievers Program
Introducing Mental Health First Aid
April 2004
Welcome New Members
2004's Premier Workforce Diversity Conference
Dr. David Satcher Receives Aetna Voice Of Conscience Award
Kodak Selects Ann Turner for CEO Diversity Award
MCC Launces New Diversity Council
2004 GRDC Board of Directors Announced
Now is the time to join the GRDC
Web Site Traffic Grows
Post Your Job Opportunities
America and Africa: Building New Bridges Across the Atlantic
March 2004
YMCA Joins the GRDC
Kodak Increases Supplier Diversity Representation
RIT Presents Expressions of Diversity Conference
YMCA Announces Diversity Scholarship and Matching Grant from Roberts Wesleyan College
Profiles in Diversity Journal Introduces International Innovation in Diversity Awards
Diversity Awards Recognize Employees Who've Helped Bausch & Lomb Grow
February 2004
Welcome New Member
Diversity 2004 Conference Update
September 13 -15, 2004
Rochester Riverside Convention Center - Please Mark Your Calendar
Aetna's Women's Health Launches Breast Health Disparity Initiative
Register Now for the 2004 Latino Political Campaign Academy
Kodak Advisory Panel Delivers Recommendations on Diversity and Inclusion
January 2004
2004 Member Meetings
Bausch & Lomb Names McCluski Sr. VP and CFO
Bausch & Lomb's Bing Paesang Profiled in Information Technology Magazine Mobility Limitations Spark Creative Solutions
Bausch & Lomb Concludes Year of Successful Diversity Network Forums for Employees
Kodak Advisory Panel Delivers Recommendations on Diversity and Inclusion
December 2003
Special Report -- The Health of Women in the Finger Lakes Region
Business Strategies to Feature Diversity in December Issue
November 2003
Harter Secrest & Emery, LLP Joins GRDC
2004 GRDC Meeting Schedule Announced
GRDC Members Co-sponsor "Speaking of Women's Health" Conference
October 2003
Career Development Services Launches woman2woman, New Leadership Series for Women -- Program Starts October 17
Hiring and Supervising Employees with Disabilities
SHRM Surveys Human Resource Professionals on Diversity
September 2003
Microwave Data Systems and Simmons Associates Join GRDC
Health Fair September 20 to Address Needs of Local African-Americans
Surveyors Needed for Asian/Pacific Islander/American History Project
"Latinos.... Differently the Same"
August 2003
Preferred Care and Aetna Join GRDC
First Latino Political Campaign Academy a Grand Success
UR Medical Center Opens New Center to Improve Health Care Communication
July 2003
GRDC Welcomes New Member, Hobart & William Smith Colleges
First Phase of Study on African American Health Status is Completed
Fortune Magazine Recognizes Two Rochester Companies as Best for Minorities
Higher Education: Relevant, of Quality, and Inclusive - By Dr. Albert Simone, President, R.I.T.
RBA Announces New Seminar: Hiring & Supervising Employees with Disabilities
Community Wide Dialogue - Racism, Race Relations and Racial Healing
Duck Race Held to End Racism
June 2003
We are pleased to welcome Eric Mower and Associates to the GRDC.
April 2003
Training Program Provides Disability Etiquette & Resources for Recruiting, Hiring and Training Employees with Disabilities
Campaign Academy Being Held April 28 to June 2 for Latinos Interested in Exploring Elected Office
March 2003
Kodak Named to NAFE's Top 30 Companies for Executive Women
Xerox Names Philip Harlow as Chief Diversity and Employee Advocacy Officer
February 2003
Post Your Work Force Diversity Jobs
Mayor Johnson Planning Phase II of Biracial Partnerships for Community Progress Program
INROADS Seeks Qualified College Students of Color for Job Training and Placement Opportunities
Xerox Executive Receives ATHENA Award
Anne M. Mulcahy, Xerox Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Gives ATHENA Keynote Speech
January 2003
New GRDC Member
December 2002
New GRDC Member
New Web Resources
Photos from The Power of Diversity Conference
October 2002
GRDC to Organize as Non-Profit Corporation
Power of Diversity Conference Videos Now Available
GRDC Welcomes Four New Member Organizations
May 2002
Power of Diversity Conference 2002 a Great Success!
700 People Attend from more than 100 Companies and Organizations
April 2002
Press Release: The Power of Diversity is Focus of Major Conference on Work force Diversity - May 14, 15 in Rochester
Press Release: GRDC Underwriting TV Special, “Rochester United in Diversity” March 17 on WOKR-TV 13
GRDC Members Presenting at Conference in Atlanta
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Diversity 2Thousand Sets Record


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