Founder's Welcome

Dennis Kennedy, National Diversity Council Founder

Welcome to the National Diversity Council website. In 2004, I walked away from my job to follow my vision of starting the Texas Diversity Council. My hope was to create a statewide organization that would promote diversity and inclusion. I definitely saw the need for an organization that would take a leadership role in championing diversity throughout Texas. Five years later, I found myself heading up the launch of a national diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) organization, the National Diversity Council (NDC).

With the increasing changes in our workplace and marketplace, the need for the National Diversity Council is imperative. The business case for diversity and inclusion grows stronger as each day passes. The National Diversity Council is a non-profit organization that fosters DEI through partnerships, advocacy and education.

We are committed to fostering a learning environment for organizations to grow in their knowledge of diversity. The council affords opportunities for organizations to share best practices and learn from top corporate leaders in the areas of diversity and inclusion.

Our purpose is to create local dialogue on the value of diversity and inclusion. Ultimately, our goal is to advocate for diversity as a business imperative to increase our chances to innovate and create opportunities for our communities.

For the National Diversity Council to succeed, we need the involvement of organizations and individuals that believe in diversity as a competitive advantage. I invite you to be part of this initiative and to join our organization today.

Dennis Kennedy
Founder and Chair

Dennis Kennedy, National Diversity Council Founder