The Diversity Leadership Alliance 2023 Webinar series on Equity and Social Justice has returned for another year of meaningful content and innovative DEI (B) topics. After 20+ years of driving progress around DEI, the conversations continue and now we move into taking Sustainability. At Diversity Leadership Alliance our goal has always been to provide a forum for diversity and inclusion dialogue, as well as offer learning opportunities to enhance professional development, understanding, promotion and management of diversity as an essential part of business success. We believe that organizations that understand, recognize and value diversity can attract and retain top talent, as well as have a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
Through these vital monthly webinars, our annual conference, workshops and youth outreach, we provide a safe space and platform to have critical conversations that impart change. 2023 is the year that ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS. Let’s continue the momentum and create sustainability amongst all of our DEI endeavors. We have worked hard. But equity is not a trend; we must take action. Let’s continue investing into our businesses, schools and communities.
We here at DLA recognize that we are simply stewards of this great land that we occupy. We would like to acknowledge and identify the indigenous peoples, nations, and histories within our area. We acknowledge the Akimel O’odham, Piipash and Yavapai. We acknowledge these people, their ancestors, their descendants, and the land itself.
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2023 Workshops – Online
Presenter Nona Lee Founder and CEO Truth DEI Date Thursday, October 12th 2023 Time 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. (MST) Virtual Workshop Presentation Our dynamic October DLA workshop leading up to our annual Conference, explores the powerful role of financial investments in driving real change through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives. By recognizing that true progress requires more than just …
Presenter Dr. Kimberly Nao (she, her, hers) Anti-Racism Consultant, Nao and Associates Associate Professor , Mount Saint Mary’s University Date Thursday, September 14th 2023 Time 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. (MST) Virtual Workshop Presentation The September DLA webinar explores the crucial concept that “Equity is not a Trend” and that true equity goes beyond surface-level performative gestures and tokenism. Inclusion and …
Presenter Sheila Callaham Executive Director Date Thursday, August 10, 2023 Time 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. (MST) Virtual Workshop Sheila Callaham is a co-founder, Executive Director, and Board Chair for Age Equity Alliance. She partners with leaders to create an age-equitable workplace culture, increasing talent attraction, development, and retention. Sheila is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) subject matter expert and …
Presenter Latasha Williams Career Influencer + Certified Career & Business Strategist The Modern Millennial Consulting Date Thursday, June 8th 2023 Time 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. (MST) Virtual Workshop Latasha Williams is a certified Career and Business strategist that prides herself on leading Career Breakthroughs & Transformation Coaching. Get practice The Modern Millennial Consulting unlocks career success for early to Mid-career …
Presenter Dima Ghawi Speaker | Author | Coach While it is reassuring that more organizations recognize the value of diversity in their teams and are implementing metrics to measure progress, the real goal of diversity is to create a culture of inclusion and belonging. By focusing on establishing an inclusive environment, organizations can unlock the true value of diversity. In …
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is an on-going process that is proven to make workplaces and communities more productive and thus stronger. But when do you start the conversations around Justice, Equity and Belonging and do we truly hear and value the Youth perspective? In this youth-centric panel discussion, hear from the next generation in your workforce, our youth who will …
Many organizations participate in denouncing oppression and uplifting equity through statements, pictures, and initiatives. Some organizations have mastered Visual Diversity 101; however, that is where diversity, inclusion, equity, and anti-racism stall. Moving your Diversity Initiative to Inclusion, Equity and Anti-Racism is an interactive practitioner-based Micro-LearnShop™ designed to regenerate your DEI goals and outcome. Participants will: 1. Actively participate in learning …
DLA Programs and Events
The purpose of DLA’s programs and events are:
- Provide educational opportunities, tools, and resources to build an inclusive community.
- Assist students to transition from school to work and/or adulthood.
Monthly Educational Workshops
Monthly workshops or seminars, with virtual attendance averaging over 150+ attendees per month, feature world- class diversity and inclusion practice leaders. The focus is to promote leadership skills and educate attendees on a wide variety of topics. Participants gain valuable tools and information that can be implemented in their organizations and community. Workshops are always FREE to attend however registration is required. Past workshops have included topics such as The Art of Forgiveness, Unintentional Bias, Microinequities, Multicultural Do’s and Don’ts and the State of Mentoring & How to Make it Work for your Organization. Join us for our next workshop or seminar by browsing the link below. If you have an idea for a workshop or seminar please contact us and let us know.
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Annual Diversity Conference
Our 2021 conference, “Uncomfortable Conversations that Ignite Change – the dialogue continues” held from November 17th – 19th was a three-day virtual Conference, with our Diversity Awards presented in partnership with AZ SHRM. The 2021 conference identified, addressed, and eradicated the deep-rooted, insidious nature of racism by harnessing the powerful tools of Education and dialogue. We dug deeper into the systems of inequities we see in Education, Media, Gender Pay Equity for women, RaceLighting, and Mental Health. By having these meaningful dialogues, we hoped to eliminate some of the racist thoughts, behaviors, and actions within various systems, encourage advocacy and social justice and promote authentic, sustainable diversity, equity, and inclusion practices and programs.
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Diversity & Inclusion Award Recipients
Each year at our Annual Conference, DLA celebrates and recognizes Arizona individuals and companies that lead by example, creating an inclusive environment that enhances and strengthens the community. The DLA Diversity and Inclusion Award is a joint award given on behalf of Diversity Leadership Alliance and Arizona SHRM. This prestigious award is given to a Corporation or Organization that recognizes and values Diversity, Equity and Belonging.
Youth Leadership Academy
The Youth Leadership Academy supports Phoenix-area high school students and is designed to help them transition from high school to college or directly into the workforce. Students are provided tools to create and sharpen their leadership skills. Students also receive resources, funding, and guidance to help them pursue Higher Education or obtain satisfying employment. The program has awarded over $250,000 to our local Youth Academy Leaders.
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A Message from our New Committee Chair
Tondra Richardson, Chair
Through these vital monthly webinars, our annual conference, workshops and youth outreach, we provide a safe space and platform to have critical conversations that impart change. 2022 is the year that we raise our collective voices loud enough to drown out the hate. The time is now to have BRAVE CONVERSATIONS that begin to unravel the havoc that racism has wreaked throughout our beloved community and country.
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2022 Education Committee
- Dr. Renee Bhatti-Klug
Culturally Intelligent Training & Consulting Arizona State University
- L. Andrea Brownlee, Ph.D.Maricopa Community Colleges
- Leticia ‘Tish’ Cheatham
University of Phoenix
- Olga Diaz
Title V Student Service Analyst MESA Program Phoenix College
- Tondra Richardson, MBA/HRM
Director, Student Diversity & Inclusion DLA Board Member Chairperson, DLA Education Committee
- Betty S.Thompson
BThompson & Assiociates
- Rowdy Duncan
Communication Professor Phoenix College
- Alexandra EscobarUniversity of Phoenix
- Sharla Hooper
University of Phoenix
- Jeff Pudwill
- Mini Salas
Mesa Police Department
- Dr. Brent Scholar Scholar Consulting, LLC
Arizona State University
- Victoria Stinson
Investment Advisory Consultant Edward Jones
- Jacqueline Starks, CDE
Transformation Evangelist, Jacque of All Tradez
DEIE, Maricopa Community College District
- Ramses Zelocuatecatl
University of Phoenix
D.O.E. Excursions Travel, LLC
- May Dobbins
- Ashley Troyer