Mentorship Dinner and Discussion Series: Diversity in the Environment

Data shows that despite the increasing diversity of the United States, the composition in environmental organizations has hit a “green ceiling”. What impacts do unconscious bias and insular recruiting have on increasing diversity in organizations and how can we be agents of change? Join members of the DC EcoWomen Board to learn about and discuss with peers the challenges, obstacles, and opportunities for moving the needle on this topic.

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Why do mentor dinners cost $20? We do not pay our speakers. These dinners serve as a fundraising opportunity to be able to provide many additional free events for our community.  Thank you for your support!




Tuesday, February 28th, 6:30pm-8:30pm


Dr. Maya A. Beasley is the Co-Founder of the T10 Group, a diversity consulting firm based in Washington DC and California. A sociologist by training, Dr. Beasley has worked as a tenured Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut for eight years where she serves on the Board of Advisors for the Africana Studies Institute. She earned her A.B. in sociology from Harvard University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from Stanford University. Her first book, Opting Out: Why America is Losing out on Its Young Black Elite, was published in November 2011 to rave reviews. She is currently finishing her second book, The Social Portfolio, which examines the occupational portfolios of female and minority professionals in contemporary American society.
Dr. Beasley has consulted on a variety of issues in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Some of her most recent work has involved research and planning for major environmental advocacy organizations to address the underrepresentation of people of color on boards and C-suite staff in NGOs and foundations. She has provided frequent and interviews and opinion pieces for a variety of outlets including Huffington Live, The Glass Hammer, The Baltimore Sun, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.

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