Dallas, Texas – The National Diversity Council will host the 2019 National Diversity and Leadership Conference on April 8-12, 2019 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel and the Renaissance Dallas Hotel. This year’s theme is “Inclusion: The Time is Now.” The five-day conference will feature big-name keynote speakers such as President Barack Obama, award winning actress America Ferrera, General Colin Powell, and over sixty industry experts offering insight on the importance of diversity & inclusion in the workplace. During the conference, professionals will gain access to over fifty learning sessions, twelve organizational tracks, and endless inspiration.

“As the cultural climate continues to evolve, it is more valuable than ever to keep the conversation and action of improving diversity and inclusion alive.” says Dennis Kennedy, Founder and Chair of the National Diversity Council. “We are excited to see the growth of this conference and honored to host President Barack Obama, America Ferrera and General Colin Powell as they discuss the need to foster change within the workplace.”

Two awards will be presented during this event: The Most Powerful and Influential Women Award and The Leadership Excellence Award. The Leadership Excellence Award will be presented during the mid-day luncheon on April 10, 2019. This accolade recognizes individuals from all backgrounds who are committed to fostering equality and demonstrate exceptional leadership skills. America Ferrera is set to keynote the Most Powerful and Influential Women breakfast on April 11, 2019. This award highlights women that exemplify leadership by illustrating commitment to the community.

Angeles Valenciano, CEO of The National Diversity Council says, “It’s an exciting time for us as we continue to grow and remain committed to our mission. Having President Barack Obama at this year’s event is a culmination of over 10 years of advocating for diversity and inclusion in our nation.”

Registration for the National Diversity & Leadership Conference is ongoing and can be completed at nationaldiversityconference.com/2019. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Dennis Kennedy at [email protected].

About The National Diversity Council

A non-profit organization committed to fostering a learning environment for organizations to grow in their knowledge of diversity. The council affords opportunities for organizations to share best practices and learn from top corporate leaders in the areas of diversity and inclusion. More information about the National Diversity Council is available at: www.nationaldiversitycouncil.org.

Media Contact:
Jasmine Nelson
Sr. Communications Specialist
National Diversity Council
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