Welcome Letter

Tracey Jaensch

We are very excited to share that Sodexo has joined our Board of Directors. During our Quarter 3 BOD meeting, Board members decided to cap our Board at 35. We are currently specifically seeking BOD members who are based in Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Southwest Florida, and Orlando. If you would like to learn more about corporate partnership opportunities, please contact the Florida Diversity Council’s Sr. Coordinator, Sofia Reed, at Sofia.Reed@floridadiversitycouncil.org. We greatly appreciate all of our partners’ support. The Florida Diversity Council recently hired Ameerah Mukayed to serve as the Coordinator for South Florida, Southwest Florida, and Tampa Bay. Ameerah has been doing an exceptional job organizing these local chapters’ meetings and events. If you have any questions about these chapters, please feel free to contact Ameerah at Ameerah.Mukayed@floridadiversitycouncil.org. On August 11th, we held our Inaugural Florida MOVE (Men of Vision & Excellence) Conference in Southwest Florida. We continue to receive positive feedback about the Conference, and thank everyone who could support the event and attend. Dennis Kennedy, the CEO & Founder of the National Diversity Council, provided an inspiring keynote speech, and students had the opportunity to network with various professionals and mentors who are leaders in the workplace and community. If you would like to be involved in next year’s Conference, please contact Gail Williams at gwilliams@hodges.edu. I would like to encourage you to attend our upcoming Women in Leadership Symposiums that will take place throughout the state in the month of October. The Symposium will stimulate dialogue on issues women face in the workplace and community. Registration is filling quickly, so please reserve your spot here: https://www.nationaldiversitycouncilregistration.org/fl/wil. The Florida Diversity Council is always looking for individuals who are passionate about diversity and inclusion efforts to step into leadership roles throughout the state.  If you would like to learn more about any of our chapters, please contact FloridaCommunications@floridadiversitycouncil.org.   Thank you for your leadership and support

Tracey Jaensch Chair of the Board Florida Diversity Council