Creating diversity: N.H. conference seeks to 'build bridges'.'Working with New Hampshire New Hampshire, one of the New England states of the NE United States. It is bordered by Massachusetts (S), Vermont, with the Connecticut R. forming the boundary (W), the Canadian province of Quebec (NW), and Maine and a short strip of the Atlantic Ocean (E). Businesses, Creating Opportunities, Building Bridges and Forging Alliances For a More Diverse New Hampshire" is the theme of the fourth annual New Hampshire Diversity Conference, scheduled for Sept. 19 in Manchester.
Put together by the New Hampshire Cultural Diversity Awareness Council, the conference and its accompanying expo and career fair is designed to help New Hampshire businesses, government agencies, and educational institutions learn more about diversity and its benefits.
Focus of the discussion will be on ethnicity, women and people with disabilities. Organizers say that conference topics will connect attendees and panelists with open and honest dialogue on such topics as:
* Why is diversity important for business?
* Avoiding common pitfalls in building a diverse workplace
* Learning about the many faces of New Hampshire
* Is diversity good for business?
Keynote speaker will be Erie Pierce, vice president of Verizon New Hampshire. Also among the participants will be Congressman Jeb Bradley Joseph E. "Jeb" Bradley (born October 20, 1952) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives for the New Hampshire's At-large congressional district from 2003 to 2007. , Elizabeth Moore, a partner and labor and employment attorney with Nixon Peabody Nixon Peabody LLP is one of the largest multipractice law firms in the United States, with offices in seventeen cities and more than seven hundred attorneys collaborating across twenty-five major practice areas. LLP LLP - Lower Layer Protocol , recipient of the New York City New York City: see New York, city.
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The conference begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Radisson Hotel--Center of New Hampshire in Manchester.
For more information, contact Wayne Jennings, chair of the New Hampshire Cultural Diversity Awareness Council, at 487-385 or visit nhcdac.org.