D&I Honors "Where Congress Meets Culture, Inclusion and Belonging"

By: Diverse & Engaged
Dee C. Marshall, CEO Diverse & Engaged
Dee C. Marshall, CEO Diverse & Engaged
WASHINGTON - Sept. 6, 2019 - PRLog -- D&I Honors "Where Congress Meets Culture, Inclusion and Belonging"

Washington, DC, September 2019, according to the  US Census, by 2024, historically marginalized and underrepresented minorities are projected to make up more than half of America's population.  Unfortunately, our workplaces are not reflective of our evolving society.  Minorities are still locked out and excluded from the decision-making table because many industries and sectors are not adapting to the changing US demographics.  On Wednesday, September 11, 2019, Dr. Dee C. Marshall, a former Wall Street executive, now the CEO of Diverse & Engaged, and the founder of Dimensional Diversity & Inclusion (DD&I) is launching Diversity & Inclusion honors in collaboration with Full Color Future and The National Urban League at the DC Google Headquarters 25 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest  #900 Washington, DC 2000.  This event is Sponsored by Google, JPMorgan Chase and Medium.

At the Diversity & Inclusion Honors, Dr. Dee C. Marshall will recognize diversity leaders, game-changers, corporate leaders across industries and sectors, and community representatives who have moved the needle and made bold moves to advance marginalized and underrepresented people in workplaces and common spaces. This year's theme is: "Diversity is Multidimensional; People of Color cannot be Forgotten." The event will be Honoring: The Honorable Representative Yvette D. Clarke from New York's 9th district, The Honorable Representative Donald M. Payne Jr. from New Jerseys 10th district, as well as Chanelle Hardy, Valerie Irick Rainford, Esi Eggleton Bracey, and Cyrus Mehri. In addition to the honorees, you can also expect to see a variety of VIP attendees: Marc Morial and Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner are just a few already confirmed.

The Dimensional Diversity & Inclusion Initiative's goal is to close the gap between where minorities are, where minorities need to be in D&I so workplaces and common spaces can be inclusive and appropriately address all dimensions of diversity.  The Call to Action is to politicians, community activists, and business leaders to "DIVE" into Multidimensional Diversity (#Donotforget, be Inclusive #Venture out Pioneers #Equity Vow)

Why September 11?  Dr. Dee C. Marshall was one of the fortunate ones that made it down 33 flights of stairs in One NY Plaza.  While her journey that day was with a diverse group of employees, before that day, she remembered being the only African American in her division of one of the top financial services firms. When she found herself rushing down the stairs and first hand witnessing the fall of the Twin Towers, fair, death, and people frantically, it was that moment she knew she had to change her life, no more living the status quo, average and unfulfilled life.  9/11 changed her life to what she is today.
For more info or Tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diverse-engaged-presents-di-honors-tickets-68635822593

About the Founder:
Dr. Dee C. Marshall was a corporate executive working at some of the top Fortune 500 companies and spent the early part of her career in financial services on Wall Street in particular. The events of September 11, was a wake-up call for Dee, now CEO of Diverse & Engaged, and an internationally recognized mover, and shaker. These unfortunate events initiated her departure from Corporate and her pursuit of meaning and purpose. Dee C. Marshall has gone on to be an Award-Winning Business Owner. Recently named by The Network Journal 25 Most Influential Black Women and Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs, Google's Next-Gen Policy Influencer championing social justice and tech policy, from which she launched Diversity On The Hill.

Although Dee's full-time work is focused on leadership development, workplace culture and diversity, and inclusion over the years, her footprint spans across industry and sector from television to boardrooms.  During the Obama Administration women members of Congress would call on Dee to co-convene women's initiatives, strategically plan the mobilization of African Americans, and provide insight and a fresh perspective on engaging communities of color.
Additionally, Dee established a community service movement in the height of the recession leveraging social media to grow to a network of over 100k women and presence in three countries and over 25 US markets.  Using her Platform, Dee intends to close the gap in workforce diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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