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President & CEO
American Conference on Diversity
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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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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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