Monthly Archives: July 2014


What’s Next for Diversity and Inclusion?

By Leah Smiley The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Twitter hoped to capitalize on its surging revenue growth by adding new measurements, engaging its users, and shuffling its executive team. Herein lies the opportunity for diversity and inclusion. First, we must continue to stay abreast of industry trends and […]


Valuable Knowledge Gained At 2014 Diversity Leadership Retreat

The Society for Diversity wrapped up its 2014 Diversity Leadership Retreat on Friday, July 25 in Orlando, Fla. with over 70 people in attendance over the two day conference. The event provided valuable knowledge to those in attendance, and everyone walked away with materials and information to take back to […]


Former Miss America to Present Awards at 2014 Diversity Leadership Retreat

The Society for Diversity is proud to announce that Ericka Dunlap, former Miss America and Miss Florida, will present the Champions for Diversity Leadership Awards at the 2014 Diversity Leadership Retreat on July 24. The awards will be presented to those who are thought leaders and pioneers for diversity and […]


More than a Buzzword

By Danniella Banks For many college and universities in the US the word “diversity” is a buzzword that can be used to draw prospective students into considering the institution. But what does “diversity” truly mean to these places of higher learning? Is it more than just a buzzword and attention […]


Indiana State Approving Agency Approves Institute For Diversity Certification Licensing

The Institute for Diversity Certification (IDC) received its new approval of its licensing exams from the Indiana State Approving Agency. This new approval will allow more veterans and active duty military to participate in the program and be reimburse the cost of the exam once they have passed. The process […]


2014 Diversity Certification Deadline is Quickly Approaching

The last exam window for diversity certification in 2014 will close on August 22nd. Those interested in earning their Certified Diversity Professional (CDP) or Certified Diversity Executive (CDE) credentials this year will need to apply for the November testing window, in which classes will begin in September. This certification is […]


Learning from the Best

By Leah Smiley, CDE Today’s Wall Street Journal reports that Wal-Mart intends to grow by embracing a smaller store concept. This business strategy reflects changing times and shifting customer preferences. Doug McMillon, Chief Executive of the world’s largest retailer, recently gave Wal-Mart executives a homework assignment:  read “The Everything Store,” […]


New Society for Diversity Members

By LaMona Marshall Join us in welcoming the following newest members to the Society for Diversity: Julianne Gozar, FirstLine Transportation Security Valerie Davidson, Butler University Tangia Stegall, Miller Coors Vanessa Nazario, PNC Enid Banton, Banton Consulting LLC Samuel Jacobson, Andrews Kurth LLP Sher Pasquini Neil Reid,  ARH Associates Shereen Ford, […]


Diversity Certification: A Hybrid Course Offering

By Ed Burns, CDP As part of the 2014 Diversity Leadership Retreat, the Institute for Diversity Certification, the non-profit subsidiary of the Society, has included on the conference program two learning tracks registrants may attend via a hybrid classroom course. Reflecting the Institute’s popular programs for diversity practitioners and executives, there […]