Welcome to the Florida Diversity Council. The Board of Directors is extremely proud of the continued success and evolution of this hard working council. We encourage you to join us in our mission to enhance appreciation for and understanding of the value of diversity and inclusion.

In today’s global economy diversity and inclusion is so crucial and it is incumbent upon all of us to ensure we promote the benefits of building diverse organizations that reflect the changing face of the communities we operate in. The Florida Diversity Council is committed to helping transform workplace communities into environments where people are valued for their uniqueness and differences, and we continue to do this great work by providing targeted programs and initiatives, and advancing corporate leadership’s awareness of the varied dimensions of diversity. In addition, we seek to promote outreach efforts to our youth that inspire mutual respect and understanding and help support the growth of our future leaders. I encourage all of you to play an active role in discussing issues and challenging attitudes within your own organizations to promote changes that support diversity.

We were proud to launch our first ever Diversity in Action Roundtables this past February, holding 4 separate events across the state. As a response to the D&I needs in our local communities, this new half-day roundtable event was created to create awareness about the impact a non-inclusive environment can have on individuals, and to share some of the ways in which organizations and individuals can work together to promote the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and community. At each event, four to five local leaders from diverse backgrounds shared their personal stories and experiences that related to facing adversity in society to attendees at their table, and attendees were given the opportunity to learn more about the leaders’ experiences by rotating tables throughout the event.

We are so thrilled with the response to this new initiative and look forward to hosting again next year. We sincerely thank you for your dedication to this worthy cause, and know this meaningful, important work will have a lasting impact on our communities. We also hope that in the process, you and your companies become even more successful through leveraging a diverse workforce and engaging and retaining top talent.

Sincerely,

Sarah King

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