Make a difference by accepting everyone else’s.
Diversity Awareness Partnership is a 501(c)(3) non-proﬁt
organization dedicated to promoting diversity in the
St. Louis region around issues of race, religion, disability,
sexual orientation, and gender identity.
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to discuss a diversity program that best ﬁts your company or organization.
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Reena Hajat Carroll, MSW
Executive Director, Diversity Awareness Partnership
corporate partner keynote
Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble
President, Webster University
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diversity awareness partnership would like to
thank our 2013 diversity dinner sponsors!
Wells Fargo Advisors
Armstrong Teasdale LLP | Association of Legal Administrators
Edward Jones | St. Louis Cardinals LLC | Webster University
AAIM Employers' Association | Ameren | BJC Information Services
Commerce Bank | Dale Carnegie Training | Dot Foods Inc.
Enterprise Bank and Trust | Enterprise Holdings | Express Scripts | Graybar
Husch Blackwell LLP | The Laclede Group | Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
Maryville University | Microsoft | Missouri Botanical Garden | Monsanto
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP | Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard
Sigma-Aldrich | Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP | St. Louis Children's Hospital
St. Louis College of Health Careers | St. Louis College of Pharmacy
St. Louis Rams | The Boeing Company
The Brown School and Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies
The Kaleidoscope Group | Veterans United Home Loans
Washington University in St. Louis
Asian American Chamber of Commerce | Behavioral Health Response
Beyond Housing | College Bound | De La Salle Middle School
KDHX Community Media | OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates
St. Louis Regional Chamber
The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management
Trinity Presbyterian Church | University of Missouri - St. Louis | YWCA
At Webster University, it truly can be said diversity has no boundaries. By educating a
diverse community at the home campus in St. Louis, Missouri, and campus locations in North
America, Europe, Asia and Africa, Webster University instills in its students a respect for diversity
and an understanding of their own and others’ values.
“Webster University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is expressed in many ways, including
the vibrant nature of our global community of faculty, staff and students; the content and focus of
our academic programs; and the design of facilities and services.“
Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble
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diversity dinner committee
Jill Willhite | Keith Brooks | Megan O'Neill | Sara Burke
Stacy McMurray | Steve Parks | Turan Mullins
DAP’s board of directors
Steve Parks, Board Chair | George Philips, Treasurer
Cindy Follman, Secretary | Sara Burke, Development Chair
Keith Brooks, Nominating Chair
Rebecca Ingram Kutey, At-Large Member | Jill Willhite, At-Large Member
Emily Pitts | Rodney Biehl | John Urkevich | Donna Moody
Tabari Coleman | Rachel Seward | Betsy Schmutz | Veronica Armouti
Steven Hill | Andrew Scavotto | Jean Cavender | Artis Twyman
Robert Lehman | Taylor Mason | Missy Lynch | Sheryl Rose | Daniel Chavez
diversity dinner volunteers
busch stadium staff
silent auction donors
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We are proud sponsors of the Diversity Awareness Partnership
and celebrate the important work that they do to enhance
diversity and inclusion in the St. Louis area.
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Diversity Awareness Partnership (DAP) is a 501c3 non-profit organization
dedicated to promoting diversity in the St. Louis region around issues of
race, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity. For more
information, visit www.dapstl.org.
Diversity & Inclusion Training
Diversity & Inclusion Trainings raise awareness around the importance of
diversity and inclusivity among employees by exposing challenges,
generating dialogue, and providing tangible resources needed to create a
more inclusive workplace.
DAP Connect Program
The DAP Connect Program has one purpose - to help you diversify your social
and professional networks.
Give Respect, Get Respect Youth Program
The Give Respect, Get Respect Youth Program is a collaboration between DAP
and local corporations who bring together students and teachers from the St.
Louis metro area and company associates to explore race, religion, disability,
sexual orientation, and gender identity.
EXPLORE Career Immersion Program
DAP and local businesses have developed an externship program to expose,
empower, and encourage students of color to pursue STEM (science,
technology, engineering, and math) and other careers.
Professional Development Seminars
Diversity Awareness Partnership provides in-depth professional development
seminars for diversity and inclusion practitioners or individuals interested in
entering the diversity field. Seminar topics will include: “Diversity vs.
Inclusion”, “Creating a Diverse Pipeline”, “Human Resources, Diversity &
Employee Engagement”, and “What’s First - Employee Resource Groups or
thankyou DAPCorporate partners
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st. louis cardinals
st. louis college of pharmacy
st. louis rams
washington university in st. louis
wells fargo advisors
Corporate Partners sustain the work of Diversity
Awareness Partnership. We invite you to join this
committed group of companies. Opportunities range
from $2,500 - $25,000 per year.
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Congratulations on another successful Diversity Dinner 2013!
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At Dot Foods, we owe much of our success to
the diversity of our work force. We embrace the
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that are helping us double in size every five years, growing from a small company
in Illinois farm country to a $4.5 billion company. Today, Dot employs over 4,000
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