Letter from the President

Lora Vinande

Hello 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. The MIDC will continue to ask challenging questions and bring together top business leaders in our region to help advance the topic of diversity in the workplace. In 2009, the Michigan Diversity Council was only an idea. Thanks to dedicated individuals and corporations, we have now produced over 40 learning events to inspire positive change in our region. On behalf of the board, we thank you for your partnership and look forward to seeing you in 2013! -Lora Vinande President Michigan Diversity Council