The Rotary International Board of Directors challenges us to ensure that underrepresented groups have greater opportunity to participate in Rotary as members and leaders, regardless of a person’s age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
Building authentic and lasting connections with diverse communities is critical to demonstrate that we mean what we say. During this webinar we will:
• Acknowledge our unconscious bias
• Champion the value and benefits of connecting with diverse communities
• Learn to build authentic relationships, especially when it comes to volunteering
About your moderator, Beth Keck:
Beth Keck is the practitioner-in-residence for China Studies at The Johns Hopkins University SAIS where she brings an extensive background in international business, global public affairs and corporate social responsibility. As an executive at Walmart, she developed the strategy and key partnerships for high profile initiatives including its $100 million Women's Economic Empowerment program that trained one million women globally. Upon moving to Bentonville, Arkansas, in 2004, she and her husband, Ken Leonard, joined the Rotary Club of Bentonville. In 2015, Beth organized the club's first International Women's Day Celebration and co-chaired the 2016 and 2017 events which elevated the public image of Rotary in her community and raised more than $20,000 for the club's service projects.