Greetings from the Founder of the National Diversity Council, Dennis Kennedy

Dennis Kennedy

As the founder of the National Diversity Council, I would like to welcome you to the second 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. Our most popular undertaking, the California Diversity and Leadership Conference, was held on April 18th-19th with over 200 professionals in attendance. Executives at the conference were honored with "Most Powerful and Influential Women Award" during breakfast, along with the "Multicultural Leadership Award" presented during the luncheon. Attendees also had the opportunity to attend a series of concurrent panel discussions, which focused on professional development. The conference closed out with a keynote speech from CNN Correspondent Soledad O'Brien, who shared her personal and professional success stories with the audience. We look forward to maintaining this knowledge-laden event in California, and furthering the creation of a diverse work environment, where people from all walks of life will be able to share their fresh perspectives and viewpoints. As the California Diversity Council continues to grow, we will add initiatives and programs, which address a broader variety of topics, such as corporate responsibility, women's leadership, and the importance of education among our youth. We will also offer consulting and mentoring services specifically catered to your organization's needs, whether it be the formulation of diversity and inclusion efforts, corporate responsibility programs, or any other initiatives you may require. For a complete list of all our 2013 events, please visit our website at I would like to thank our state board of directors and all of our corporate partners for their continued support of our organization. As 2013 progresses, I invite you to participate in some of our upcoming events and learn more about our organization, as we continue to champion, educate, and raise awareness about diversity issues in California - one organization and one community at a time.

Dennis Kennedy Founder and CEO - National Diversity Council