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|TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013
The New Face of Diversity
November’s election included sweeping legislative changes for many states, including the DREAM Act
and same-sex marriage. In America, diversity has long been a discussion topic at work; however, it has
taken on new meaning as social issues, including immigration and advocacy for women, re-shape
conversations on what diversity is, and its impact in, and beyond, the workplace.
The Strategy Sessions welcomes the new CEO of the American Conference on Diversity, Elizabeth
Williams-Riley, who discusses how societal change is influencing the conversation on diversity, and
how a frank discussion on diversity can impact an organization or workplace for the better.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. ET
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Call into the show: (347) 539-5143
Elizabeth Williams-Riley, President & CEO for the American Conference on Diversity, brings nearly two decades of
experience in education, training and consulting on diversity matters working with corporate, business, community and school
groups, locally, nationally and internationally.
She has worked with companies and agencies from the public and private sectors to implement new initiatives to address issues
of diversity, inclusive leadership, conflict management, cross-cultural communication, advocacy, and social justice. Elizabeth has
provided insight and guidance on national human relations and diversity initiatives for both adults and youth. She has also provided
organizational development assistance, strategic planning, board development, executive coaching and program implementation
guidance to agencies in the public health sector.
Elizabeth’s community work includes designing and implementing conferences, trainings, interfaith events, community dialogue
forums, cultural awareness events, and city-wide multicultural celebrations for thousands of individuals and groups from all
segments of the community. She has also served as lead facilitator in a number of national initiatives, working with diversity
professionals as well as business professionals to examine the impact of bias and prejudice in their schools, workplaces, faith
communities, and neighborhoods.
Williams-Riley is the former National Director of Programming for The National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ),
founded in 1927 as The National Conference of Christians and Jews. She has also served as the Executive Director of the Greater
New York Region of NCCJ.
Elizabeth is a graduate of the University of Central FL with a BA in Advertising and Public Relations. She has been featured on radio
and television programs in numerous cities in the tri-state area and central Florida. She has also been featured in news articles for
her outstanding work with youth and adults to challenge stereotypes and create change agents. These include NBC, PBS, Hot 97,
and Faith & Values Media.
She is proud to have worked with: Prudential Financial, CRODA, AARP, MTV, ADL, GLSEN, NAACP, Federal Business Centers,
Annie E. Casey Foundation, NYC Department of Education, Walt Disney World, Bank of America, Simon Wiesenthal NY Tolerance
Center, Cornell University Workplace Diversity Network Initiative, City of Orlando Mayor’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission,
University of Central Florida Department of Social Work, Orange County Sheriff’s Office, New York Department of Education,
Woodbridge School District, Central Florida School Districts, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Monmouth University, University of
Michigan, Rutgers University, and The National Underground Railroad among others.
Elizabeth is a Woodbridge, NJ resident and member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
American Conference on Diversity website website
American Conference on Diversity on Facebook
American Conference on Diversity on Twitter
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