Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Moving Ahead
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Time: 12:00 - 2:00PM (Lunch available at 11:30AM)
Presenter: Linda Cavaioli, Executive Director YWCA Central Massachusetts, & Valerie Zolezzi-Wyndham, Promoting Good, LLC
Audience: Prerequisite - Executive Directors, Sr. nonprofit managers and board members with prior attendance by at least one person from your organization at Diversity, Equity & Inclusion- Getting Started. Registration requires board participation.
Location: Greater Worcester Community Foundation, 370 Main Street, 6th Floor
To Register: Submit the form below no later than November 1. You will receive an email confirmation.
Workshop Description: If you enjoyed Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Getting Started, and are ready to make your organization more diverse, inclusive and equitable, join us for this hands on workshop. Using a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion organizational survey tool developed by Promoting Good, LLC, you will identify challenges faced by your organization and set targeted goals that will allow your organization to take the next steps necessary to move your organization forward. Organized as a clinic and led by two diversity leaders, you can expect practical advice and individual consultation in a supportive, non-judging and confidential setting. You will also have ample opportunity to share your experience and learn from others in the group.
About the Presenters:
Since 1992, Linda Cavaoili has served as Executive Director of the YWCA of Central Massachusetts, a $6 million non-profit dedicated to the elimination of racism and empowerment of women. Linda is deeply involved in the Worcester community and has held numerous leadership roles in nonprofit organizations and government commissions. She holds a BA from the University of New Hampshire and a MBA from Clark University.
Valerie Zolezzi-Wyndham is President of Promoting Good, LLC a consulting firm providing excellence, passion and creativity in support of non-profit organizations. She formerly served as Managing Attorney at Community Legal Aid where she co-founded and co-chaired CLA's Diversity and Equity Committee. She is currently Board Chair of the Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center and served for six years on the Board of the Worcester County Food Bank. Valerie holds a BA from Boston College and a JD from Boston University School of Law. She was born in Mexico City.