Cornell West to Keynote 2018 Ohio Diversity & Leadership Conference

Columbus, OH – The Ohio Diversity Council is proud to welcome Dr. Cornel West as the keynote speaker for the 2018 Diversity and Leadership Conference. The conference will take place in Columbus, Ohio at the HYATT Regency Columbus on October 25, 2018.

“It is such a privilege to have Dr. West join us at the Diversity & Leadership Conference,” said Dennis Kennedy, Founder and Chairman of the National Diversity Council. “His commitment to diversity and inclusion is undeniable and I am honored to have him join our efforts to foster change in our communities and workplaces.”

Dr. Cornel West is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual. He has taught at Yale, Harvard, the University of Paris, Princeton, and, most recently, Union Theological Seminary. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard in three years and obtained his MA and PhD in philosophy at Princeton. He has written over 20 books and has edited 13. Dr. West has a passion for equality and strives to leave a legacy of inclusion.

The 2018 Ohio Diversity & Leadership Conference will begin with registration and networking. Awards that will be presented during the conference include: Ohio’s Top 15 Companies for Diversity and Inclusion, Ohio’s 2018 Most Powerful and Influential Women and The Leadership Excellence Award. Attendees will also have the opportunity to attend various informational sessions covering topics on Race, Racism & Privilege, Unconscious Bias and much more.

Registration for the Ohio Diversity & Leadership Conference is open and can be completed at For more information, please contact Dennis Kennedy at [email protected].

About the Ohio Diversity Council
A non-profit organization committed to fostering a learning environment for organizations to grow in their knowledge of diversity. The council affords opportunities for organizations to share best practices and learn from top corporate leaders in the areas of diversity and inclusion.

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Jasmine Nelson
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National Diversity Council
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