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  • 12/18/2018 8:19 AM | Valentina Dingle (Administrator)

    Workforce Diversity & Inclusion Award Nominations Now Open
    Award to recognize outstanding efforts in promoting and implementing workplace diversity and inclusion initiatives

    Manchester, NH, December 14, 2018 – The Diversity Workforce Coalition (DWC) and the NH Health & Equity Partnership are accepting applications for the Workforce Diversity and Inclusion Award.  The award will recognize organizations that have engaged in activities to recruit, train, and retain individuals who increase their institution’s diversity.  Entry to this award is open to all organizations across the corporate, government, community, and not-for-profit sectors. 

    “This award program is a wonderful way to recognize and celebrate organizations that have demonstrated their commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion and understand the importance of acquiring and maintaining a vibrant and diverse workforce,” said DWC Board President Tina Sharby.

    Last year’s inaugural winner was Hutchinson Sealing Systems, which was recognized for its impressive efforts to create a diverse workforce and provide opportunities for employees at every level of the company.  The runners-up were Eastern Bank and Manchester Community Health Center.

    Nominations for this year’s award program will be accepted from December 10, 2018 to February 1, 2019.  Candidates will be selected for a site visit, conducted by Selection Committee representatives, with the final winner announced March 14, 2019.   For more information, please visit:

    The Diversity Workforce Coalition is comprised of employers and other community members whose purpose is to promote diversity in the workplace through education, training, enhanced networking opportunities, and to identify and connect resources to its members and the public.

    The New Hampshire Health & Equity Partnership is a public-private collaborative effort of philanthropic organizations, public health agencies, community based organizations, advocates and others concerned with health equity. 

    Media contact:
    Tina Sharby

  • 10/11/2018 5:41 PM | Valentina Dingle (Administrator)

    Roughly 100 people attended the fifth annual Women in Technology event on October 9th at the 3S Artspace in Portsmouth, NH.  This year’s theme—Seeing Herself There—reinforced the importance of increasing the number of role models and mentors to young women entering the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

    Keynote speaker Gaynelle Swann is a lifetime STEM and diversity advocate who captured the audience’s interest with her compelling journey.  She acknowledged that while STEM fields are male-dominated, they are not male-oriented and opportunities for women abound.  Ms. Swann was introduced by Dr. Loretta Brady, professor of psychology at Saint Anselm College and the architect of BDS Insight’s “Bad Ass & Bold”—designed for leaders seeking a transformational approach to planning with their loves, dreams, and realities in mind.

    The evening culminated in lively roundtable discussions that explored ways to value women in STEM fields and identify supports and strategies that help women flourish in these careers. In addition to Diversity Workforce Coalition, Market Street Talent of Portsmouth and Bad Ass & Bold were sponsors of this year’s event.

    Keynote speaker and lifelong diversity advocate Gaynelle Swan shares her incredible STEM story. 

    Roughly 100 participants turned out for WIT 2018 at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth.

  • 08/06/2018 10:56 AM | Valentina Dingle (Administrator)

    On July 26, 2018, approximately 90 individuals from across the state of New Hampshire gathered at the offices of Eversource in Manchester to begin a statewide discussion on diversity and inclusion.  

    NH is facing a serious economic problem that requires navigating across the government, business, and nonprofit sectors.  Working together toward a common purpose is why this group was brought together.

    Panel presenters included:

    • Rogers Johnson, President of Seacoast NAACP and Chair of the Governor’s Council on Diversity and Inclusion
    • Loretta Brady, Chair, Manchester Chamber Joint Task Force and Founder, Organizational Consultant at BDS Insight
    • Tye Graham, Eastern Bank, SVP Director HR Business Partnership, Talent Acquisition, Diversity & Inclusion

    The attendees broke out into small groups to brainstorm  about state-wide approaches needed to support diversity and inclusion, how to engage business leaders, and to identify business challenges and gaps.  Will Arvelo, Division of Economic Development Business and Economic Affairs for the State of NH, led the discussion.

    Will Arvelo, Division of Economic Development Business and Economic Affairs for the State of NH, takes to the podium to open the discussion.

    Tina M. Sharby is president of the Board of Directors for the Diversity Workforce Coalition.

  • 11/10/2016 11:29 PM | Anonymous

    Don Byrne and Andrea O'Brien speak with two representatives from the Diversity Workforce Coalition. This program originally aired November 12, 2016.


  • 10/26/2014 11:30 PM | Anonymous

    A gathering in the city earlier this week gave women the chance to talk about the challenges and opportunities of working and succeeding in what has been male-dominated technology fields.


  • 06/28/2014 11:33 PM | Anonymous

    Mike Cote's Business Editor's Notebook: Why don't you speak English or wear pants?


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The Diversity Workforce Coalition comprises employers and other community members whose dual purpose is to promote diversity in the workplace through education, training, and enhanced networking opportunities, and to identify and connect resources to its members and the public.

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Manchester, NH 03105

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