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Founder's Welcome

Dennis Kennedy, Founder, Texas Diversity Conference


It is my privilege to welcome you to the 2014 DMV Diversity & Leadership Conference. This year's theme is From Awareness to Action. In today's global economy, a growing number of organizations have become fully aware of the value of diversity as a business imperative. To ensure their competitive advantage, however, organizations must shift from awareness to action by bringing about culture change and promoting environments of inclusion.

The purpose of this three-day conference is to give you an opportunity to explore tools and resources to transform diversity awareness into actionable results - and equip yourself with essential skills to contribute to your organization's goals. I encourage you to network and share your knowledge with others. Our speakers and various panel sessions will offer a unique perspective on what it takes to make it on the diversity journey.

I want to thank our sponsors who see the value in our DMV Diversity & Leadership Conference and continue to provide financial support to keep us going. Please take note of our sponsors and support them when possible. I also want to acknowledge our speakers who have made a commitment to be here. Many have traveled long distances in order to participate and I greatly appreciate their support. Finally, I would like to thank the conference organizers and volunteers who worked diligently to bring you a top-notch conference.


Dennis Kennedy

Founder & CEO,
National Diversity Council



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