General Colin Powell to Keynote the Fifth Annual Ohio Diversity & Leadership Conference


    March 12, 2012 21:57 UTC

    General Colin Powell to Keynote the Fifth Annual Ohio Diversity &
    Leadership Conference

    General Colin Powell will speak at the 5th Annual Ohio
    Diversity & Leadership Conference, on October 25-26 in Columbus. The
    event, hosted by the Ohio Diversity Council, will celebrate the best
    practices that initiate and fuel Ohio?s diverse leadership in the
    business world.

    This year?s theme is ?From Awareness to Action.? The goal of the
    conference is to highlight organizations that promote inclusion in the

    ?We are honored to have General Powell as keynote speaker at this year?s
    event,? said Dennis Kennedy, National Diversity Council Founder and CEO.
    ?His career represents the principles of this conference ? developing
    the leadership skills necessary to thrive under daunting circumstances.?

    General Powell (RET.) has held senior military positions during four
    presidential administrations. He served as National Security Advisor for
    President Ronald Reagan and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for
    Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton ? becoming the youngest
    person and first African American and ROTC graduate to hold the
    prestigious position. Under President George W. Bush, he served as
    Secretary of State, leading the State Department in major efforts to
    address and solve regional and civil conflicts.

    Over the course of the two-day conference, there will be 20 informative
    sessions given, of which the participants can choose five to attend. The
    session topics include: Latinos in Leadership: Growing Their Influence,
    Tools for Maximizing Your Leadership Potential, and Managing Four
    Generations in the Workplace. Awards will also be presented for
    DiversityFIRST?, Multicultural Leadership, and Ohio?s Most Powerful and
    Influential Women. Gale V. King, Executive Vice President and Chief
    Administrative Officer for Nationwide, will be honored as Ohio Woman of
    the Year.

    Individual conference registration is $350, and space is filling
    quickly. Tickets to the event can be purchased by visiting the

    If your organization is interested in partnership opportunities, please
    contact Laura Alvarado at

    The Ohio Diversity Council (OHDC) is a non-profit organization helping
    companies and individuals expand their knowledge of diversity and
    inclusion in today?s global society. The Ohio Diversity Council is part
    of the National Diversity Council.

    More information about the Ohio Diversity Council can be found at


    National Diversity Council
    Michael Zamora, 713-592-6998

    Source: National Diversity Council