We are the leading national network of professionals and organizations — a catalyst to enhance professional development, understanding, promotion and management of diversity and inclusion as an essential part of organizational success.
Guided by the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the overall management, operation, and well-being of WDN. The Executive Director champions the development and implementation of the organization's mission and goals, oversees the organization's strategic plans, manages the organization's financial operations, and provides leadership and direction to WDN contractors and volunteers. The Executive Director will be a true leader of external community relations, enhancing public awareness in an effort to fulfill the mission and vision of the WDN.
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Amidst all of the challenges the workplace has experienced this year, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) has emerged as one of the most pressing issues. Although it has long been recognized as an issue, the events of this year have catapulted it to the top of the list for many organizations. The 2020 PwC Global Diversity & Inclusion Survey had an all-time high of 76% of the respondents indicate that DEI “…is a priority or value” of their organization”.
The Black population of the U.S. is diverse and growing. Its members have varied histories in the nation. As a result, there are key distinctions in demographic and economic characteristics between different parts of the national Black population, highlighting its diverse multitude of backgrounds. The analysis presented in this report and about the Black population of the United States combines the latest data available from multiple data sources.
By William Shackelford – In 1968 when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated I was a college student in Atlanta Georgia and immediately thrusted into the middle of the movement that would change the nation. We had great leaders in the Black community in Atlanta – and in the nation – who helped us understand, process and react to the events around us. In 1992 riots broke out in America after the acquittal of the four police officers involved in the beating of Rodney King. My three kids were all teenagers at the time, and we talked with them to help them understand, process and react to the events around them. Unfortunately, we are here again in a confusing and terrible time of racial strife in America.
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For over 20 years the Network has been the standard of excellence in the Rochester region in providing continuous support to its member organizations as they develop their diversity and inclusion initiatives. As a non-profit 501c3 corporation, we have organized some of the largest and most highly regarded conferences in the country focused on the importance of diversity, inclusion and equity as key elements of successful organizations.
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Guided by the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the overall management, operation, and well-being of WDN. The Executive Director champions the development and implementation of the organization's mission and goals, oversees the organization's strategic plans, manages the organization's financial operations, and provides leadership and direction to WDN contractors and volunteers.