Diversity efforts took another step UP as LERN created an Assistant Vice President position on staff to include diversity, equity and inclusion.
Always a leader in diversity, it started 50 years ago with having half of the Board being female every year. The first full time staff person was Native American.
What’s new is having professional staff initiate diversity efforts for and with our members. A smashing success was a pioneering presentation last month on what words to use, and not use, to be culturally and gender sensitive. The presentation was led by four experts in the field.
Assistant Vice President Travette Webster is working with Board member Perry Harker and leaders on our diversity committee to plan the activities.
It’s #7 in our Top Highlights of the year, and we’re proud to be a part of the diversity movement.