Greetings from the President,

Lora Vinande

Lora VinandeHello and Happy New Year! For the past three years, the Michigan Diversity Council (MIDC) has been a dynamic platform for learning and dialogue surrounding the challenges and opportunities of diversity in the workplace. We have listened to member feedback regarding programming topics, and overwhelmingly, we heard that your most pressing workplace diversity issues focus on recruiting and retaining talent. So in 2013, we will tackle the topic with a series of programming that features industry experts and highlights best practices in our region.

Sponsor Highlight

Aligned with our theme of “recruiting and retaining talent”, we would like to highlight one of our sponsors who truly values this theme. As the state’s largest health insurer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has a unique mission to guarantee everyone in Michigan access to health care. Diversity and inclusion are vital components of their culture. They have a commitment to recruiting and retaining top talent and this is demonstrated with their internship program. Their internship program not only develops the students as future employees and entrepreneurs of our state, professionally, but also has program components that assists with making them well-rounded individuals.

New Team Member

Tatiana GrantWe are happy to welcome Tatiana Grant, MPR as our new Marketing & Communications Manager. Grant brings vast PR, marketing, event planning and sponsorship management experience which she gained while working for companies such as: The Palace Sports & Entertainment, The Taubman Company, Detroit Super Bowl XL Host Committee and Court TV (now TruTV). In 2009, Grant formed Infused PR & Events which is an agency that provides public relations, event planning, social media and sponsorship management services to non-profits, small businesses, corporations and celebrities.


Advisory Board opportunity

Board of Directors opportunity

National Newsletter Committee


Feb 22, 2013 Using Metrics to Assess and Address Workforce Diversity

Mar 2013 Recognizing Unintentional Bias

Apr 2013 Connecting Resources: Showcasing Recruiting

May 2013 Invisible Cultural Ropes

Jul 24 2013 Membership Information Session/Meet & Greet

Sep 18 2013 Creative Onboarding Solutions: Creating A Dynamic New Hire Experience

Oct 2013 Development Programming to Retain and Grow the Talent you Want

Nov 2013 Career Pathing

Corporate Partners