Greetings from the Founder,

Dennis Kennedy

Dennis KennedyAs the founder of the National Diversity Council, I would like to welcome you to the first edition of the 2013 California Diversity Council Newsletter. We are very excited about the upcoming year and the events we have planned for our community.


Ann BundyOne of the first conversations I had with one of my favorite clients in the new year began with her expressing a vague ennui with her current job, colleagues, and projects as 2013 began in earnest. Having known her now for over ten years, I probed deeper about her yearning, and as she started talking about her true heart's desire, her voice softened and even I was conjuring images of what she was being drawn to in her wildest dreams.

Steps to Retain Diverse Talent

To maximize the impact of diverse talent, companies must learn how to retain it. Here are some steps to consider. A 2011 study, "Women Matter 2," by McKinsey and Co., found that companies with an above average proportion of women on their management committees delivered better performance than those with a below average proportion of women. The data also revealed that companies with more women on their boards outperformed rivals - with a 42 percent higher return on sales, 53 percent higher return on equity and a 66 percent higher return on invested capital.


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National Newsletter Committee


Jan 10, 2013 Los Angeles Chapter Meeting

Feb 13, 2013 San Diego Chapter Meeting

Feb 14, 2013 Orange County Chapter Meeting

Feb 14, 2013 Los Angeles Chapter Meeting

Apr 17, 2013 4th Annual California Diversity & Leadership Conference

May 8, 2013 San Diego Chapter Meeting

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