November 29, 2011
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Power of Inclusion Conference Proceedings Posted
Thank you to all who participated and attended the conference! The learning continues. We are pleased to post proceedings for many speakers. Please take a look! See proceedings


New Member Spotlight! Finger Lakes Community College
FLCCWe are pleased to welcome Finger Lakes Community College(FLCC) to the WDN. Grace Loomis, Director, Human Resources, represents FLCC on the WDN Council. FLCC, set on a 250-acre, park-like campus, is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. Read more


Call for Speakers for SHRM Diversity and Inclusion Conference
SHRMYou are invited to submit a proposal to share your experience and expertise with colleagues in human resources management attending the SHRM Diversity and Inclusion Conference April 30, 2012. Proposals due by February 15. See: and click on Diversity and Inclusion Conference.


Demographics Are Our Destiny – 2010 Census Data Trends
By Mauricio A. Velasquez, MBA, President, CEO, The Diversity Training Group
I don’t know who said it – but she or he was right.  Bull’s eye.  The 2010 Census data continues to come out and many are being caught by surprise.  As a former amateur demographer for the IRS (many moons ago), I find it all increasingly fascinating.  Did you see these trends coming?   I think many people don’t want to look at the data for fear of seeing what is already here and what is coming. Read more


Producer and Rapper Ray Luv Shares Love, and Hip-Hop, to Help Kids Stay in School By Simma Lieberman, Simma Lieberman Associates
SimmaThere is a crisis in education, inclusion, and communication amongst people, particularly young people in the US. While some don’t see it, or don’t think it affects them, because they choose to live in their own little life bubble with people just like themselves, the fact is that high numbers of high school dropouts mean higher unemployment, and higher crime. Read more

The Promise of Profitability: Avoiding the Price of Bias
By Sondra Thiederman, Ph.D.
How often have you heard someone voice the view that a diverse workforce is good for business? In fact, that statement is only partially true. Sure diversity can be profitable, but only if it is free of the biases that riddle so many of our workplaces. Let’s take a closer look at the potential benefits of a diverse workforce and at the toll that bias, if not properly confronted, inevitably takes on our organizations. Read more

The Pleiadians: New Book Released
By William A. Guillory, Ph.D., Exec. Dir.,Center for Creativity and Inquiry and President of Innovations International
This work of fiction is disturbingly close to today's reality! Shortly after the arrival of the Pleiadian, John, Dr. Bill Bradley learns that he has been chosen to lead the Quest -- the transformation of Planet Earth—from the brink of self-destruction to peaceful co-existence. Read more

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Women are less likely than men to stay in engineering majors - American Sociological Association

Updating FMLA One Place to Start to Combat Sex-Role Stereotypes and Advance Equal Employment Opportunity - Washington University in St. Louis


Director, Diversity, Inclusion and Quality of Work Life - The MITRE Corporation
.net Developer RGRTA
Business Development Coordinator - Goodwin Procter
Assistant Executive Director - SUNY Geneseo
Executive Administrative Assistant
- SUNY Geneseo
Food and Beverage Manager
- SUNY Geneseo

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