Greetings from the Founder,

Dennis Kennedy

Dennis KennedyAs the founder of the National Diversity Council, I would like to welcome you to the second edition of the 2014 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, will take place on June 10-11 at the Garden Grove Sheraton Hotel.

Clash of Expectations: 4 Generations in the Workplace

An employee laces up their athletic shoes and leaves work at 2 p.m. A manager tells an employee walking in the door at 8:02 a.m. “We start at 8 a.m.” Another employee informs her restaurant manager she doesn’t want to work on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

Pay it Forward - the Power of Mentoring

I consider myself one of the lucky ones from a career perspective. Throughout my 36 years in the banking industry, I have been surrounded by an outstanding support system. This support system included a supportive spouse, an inspirational grandmother and three significant male mentors, all from diverse backgrounds. But that is a story for another time!

Unconscious Bias and Leadership Effectiveness: What You Don't Know Can Hurt

The latest U.S. Census report shows a growing trend in populations representing diverse cultures, which can potentially lead to a more blended workforce. Organizations are investing in resources and initiatives supporting welcoming and inclusive environments. Competition is tough and all of the successful "big players" across industries are looking for the brightest and best talent.


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