Diversity Awareness Partnership


What is the Annual Diversity Summit?

Diversity Awareness Partnership’s Annual Diversity Summit is one of the region’s top diversity and inclusion professional development events, providing organizations and individuals with information on best practices and action steps to help our region become more inclusive. Summit attendance provides opportunities to collaborate, network and improve diversity acumen at our resource fair, breakfast and phenomenal keynote presentation focusing on the need for diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

The 6th Annual Diversity Summit








Featuring Keynote Speaker, Wendy Lewis
Senior Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion and Strategic Alliances
Major League Baseball

To learn more about Wendy Lewis, click here.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
7:30 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.
The St. Louis Union Station Hotel by DoubleTree
1820 Market Street
St. Louis, MO 63103



7:30-8:30 am:                 Registration/Networking Breakfast/Resource Fair
8:35 am:                           Program Start
8:50-9:50 am:                 Keynote Delivery by Wendy Lewis
9:50-10:00 am:               Networking/Resource Fair
10:00-11:15 am:               Track One

Unconscious Bias in the Workplace
Kenneth Pruitt, Director of Diversity Training
Diversity Awareness Partnership

Understanding the Trans Community
Jamie Hillman
Metro-Trans Umbrella Group

The Power of Employee Resource Groups
Susan Stith
Express Scripts

Not Our Parents’ Religions: Narratives of Youth and Young Adults in Minority Religions
Interfaith Partnership

Meet a Hero, Be a Hero: Bullying & Cyberbullying in Today’s World
Diversity Awareness Partnership
Megan Meier Foundation

Colorism: What is it and Why do we need to be talking about it?
Kimberly Norwood

11:20 am–12:35 pm:        Track Two

 Higher Education: Friend or Foe in Nurturing the Future of          Diversity and Inclusion
 Anise Wiley-Little
Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

Oppression and Trauma’s Relationship to Inclusion 
Danny Gladden
Behavioral Health Response

A Corporate Response to Race and Race Relations
Sharon Harvey Davis

Best Practices for Creating an LGBT Employee Resource Group
Laura Morrison
Out and Equal St. Louis

Ferguson Commission Report: Adopting a Racial Equity Lens
Nicole Hudson
Ferguson Commission

Stigma-Busting: Working with Adults with Mental Illness
Amy Clinton
Independence Center

12:35 pm:                         Summit Concludes


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