Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Western PA Diversity Initiative Names New Director to Grow Workforce Opportunities

The Western Pennsylvania Diversity Initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing workforce diversity by providing educational, networking and other resources for employers and employees, announced that it has named its first executive director.

Dina Clark, who has been serving on the board of the 4-year-old organization, started her new job this week. She most recently worked for the Anti-Defamation League.

The WPDI's mission is to "promote regional economic growth by providing resources to employers in the Pittsburgh region to attract, hire, and retain employees from a variety of diverse backgrounds and perspectives." It was founded in 2005 as an outgrowth of the Community Outreach Taskforce of the Allegheny County Bar Association.

The stated vision of WPDI is to:
1. Create a vibrant community of organizations and individuals who value diversity.
2. Provide a forum to develop and disseminate resources that communicate the importance of diversity to our region and its employees.
3. Measure and publicize Western Pennsylvania’s successes in attracting, developing, and retaining employees of diverse backgrounds.

Read an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

For more information on the Western Pennsylvania Diversity Initiative, go to

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