Please join Race Forward and the Center for American Progress as they co-host a timely discussion to explore the benefits of federal support for diversity pipeline programs; by reflecting on the return on investment and equity related outcomes of the Environmental Careers Organization’s (ECO) Diversity Initiative. A panel of former ECO staff, ECO alumni, past federal sponsors, and supporters will share how the Diversity Initiative continues to yield results that advance environmental justice, racial equity, and a multiracial democracy. The discussion will reflect on what made the ECO Diversity Initiative successful as a program. Exploration of the program will offer attendees a clearer understanding of the benefits associated with diversity pipeline programs and how to replicate their success.
Reception to follow panel program.
Mustafa Santiago Ali, Executive Vice President, National Wildlife Federation; ECO alum
Kristie King, Senior Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Astound Broadband; former Manager, ECO Diversity Initiative
Na’Taki Osborne Jelks, Assistant Professor, Environmental & Health Sciences, Spelman College; ECO alum
Jenny Yang, Deputy Assistant to the President for Racial Justice and Equity, White House Domestic Policy Council
Edwith Theogene, Senior Director, Racial Equity and Justice, Center for American Progress
Carlton Eley, Senior Director for Federal Strategies, Race Forward; ECO alum