ISDIP Announces Inaugural Legends of Diversity Award Recipients

The International Society of Diversity & Inclusion Professionals, the first global comprehensive association for the diversity and inclusion field, spanning all industries and sectors, is proud to announce 16 Legends of Diversity Award honorees.
 
 
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June 16, 2011 - PRLog -- CARY, NC  – The International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals (ISDIP), the first global comprehensive association for the diversity and inclusion field, spanning all industries and sectors, is proud to announce 16 Legends of Diversity Award honorees.

These inaugural honorees, all widely recognized as pioneers in the diversity and inclusion field, will be recognized at the Legends of Diversity Dinner to take place during the Inaugural International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals Conference, “Elevating the Diversity and Inclusion Profession,” April 24-27, 2012, in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. This will be a historic gathering, because this will be the first time The Legends will appear in one location to be recognized for their outstanding accomplishments in the field. The Legends include:


Myrtha B. Casanova, Ph.D.

Price Mashaw Cobbs, M.D.

Elsie Y. Cross (posthumous)

Sybil Evans

John P. Fernandez, Ph.D.

Lee Gardenswartz, Ph.D.

Lewis Brown Griggs

Ed Hubbard, Ph.D.

Kaleel Jamison (posthumous)

Judith H. Katz, Ed.D.

Frances E. Kendall, Ph.D.

Frederick A. Miller

Patricia C. Pope

Anita Rowe, Ph.D.

Donna M. Stringer, Ph.D.

R. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr., D.B.A.

As part of this extraordinary honor, each Legend will receive lifetime member status with ISDIP. Most of The Legends will also present at the ISDIP Inaugural Conference which will also be rare for any diversity and inclusion conference.

"It will be an enormous honor to have these giants in the diversity and inclusion movement not only attend and present at our inaugural conference, but also be inducted as the first lifetime members of our association!" said Dr. Cassandra D. Caldwell, Ph.D., founder and chief executive officer of ISDIP. "The International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals would not exist, if it were not for the courage, tenacity, and influence of these pioneers."

Registration will open in July 2011 for the Inaugural International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals Conference to be held at the Gran Melia Resort & Spa. Preliminary information for the conference can be found at this link. www.diversityandinclusionprofessionals.org/conference.html.

Not a member of the International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals? Go to www.isdip.org to join.


About the International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals

The International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals is the first global comprehensive professional association that spans across industries and across public and private sectors. The ISDIP views diversity and inclusion through a comprehensive lens that includes four strategic pillars: organizational development, supplier diversity, workforce diversity, and community engagement. Membership is open to all public-sector and private-sector professionals with diversity and inclusion job responsibilities and/or interests.

Contact:
Gail Zoppo
International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals
Media Relations Manager
media@isdip.org
Centre Green Office Park
1000 Centre Green Way, Suite 200
Cary, NC 27513
919.457.0376

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