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The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resource Center provides the organizations, consultants, resources and toolkits you need to create conversation, elicit change and seek opportunities for both personal and professional growth.



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A New Approach to DEI Training
An overview of online courses that cover DEI, unconscious bias, microaggressions, inclusive hiring, and harassment prevention.

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A Toolkit for Inclusion & Accessibility: Changing the Narrative of Disability in Documentary Film
A toolkit on how to best represent disabled persons on and off screen following the Crip Camp case study.

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Allyship at Work: Moderator Training
The program helps employees recognize their privilege and power to create change, and introduces them to more than 50 research-backed steps they can take to show up as allies. Companies from adidas to WeWork are successfully using the program, and more than 94% of participants feel more equipped to practice allyship and would recommend the training to a colleague.

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Apparenti
Apprenti creates alternative pathways to access diverse tech talent and help organizations address digital skills shortages through the time-tested model of apprenticeship.

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Association for Women in Sports Media (AWSM)
The Association for Women in Sports Media is a 501(c)(3) organization whose female and male members support the advancement and growth of women – both professional and student – in sports media.

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Awareness in Reporting
A joint initiative to assist stations in meeting the challenges of covering stories that involve sensitive topics.

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Black Public Media (previously known as National Black Programming Consortium)
Black Public Media supports the development of visionary content creators and distributes stories about the global Black experience to inspire a more equitable and inclusive future.

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BRBS World, LLC - Dr. Janet Reid
Janet B. Reid, Ph.D. is the founder and CEO of BRBS World, LLC--a private, boutique, global management consulting consortium located in Cincinnati, Ohio. She and the consortium serve a select group of forward-leaning clients whose growth is dependent upon retaining world-class leaders who value diversity and inclusion. She has extensive board experience and a long track record of civic service.

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California Chicano News Media Association (CCNMA)
Latino Journalists of California is a non-profit, professional organization that aims to promote diversity in the news media by providing encouragement, scholarships and educational programs for Latinos pursuing careers in journalism. The organization’s mission is to foster an accurate and fair portrayal of Latinos in the news, and to promote the social, economic and professional advancement of Latino journalists.

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Center for Asian American Media (CAAM)
The Center for Asian American Media is a nonprofit organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. We do this by funding, producing, distributing and exhibiting works in film, television and digital media. For 40 years, CAAM has exposed audiences to new voices and communities, advancing our collective understanding of the American experience through programs specifically designed to engage the Asian American community and the public at large.

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Center for Community and Ethnic Media (CUNY)
The mission of CCM is to serve news organizations that provide essential local coverage for populations whose voices and issues are underrepresented in mainstream media. The Center serves as a hub of information, resources, and training aimed at increasing the sustainability of this news media sector.

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Coalition for Women in Journalism
The Coalition For Women In Journalism fosters and supports camaraderie between women journalists around the globe. We were the first to pioneer a worldwide support network for women journalists. Through our mentorship program and advocation for a safe and flourishing professional environment, we are creating spaces for women journalists where they can be nurtured, stay safe, and expand their skills. We work with no national or ethnic boundaries, and offer support to women from all backgrounds.

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Cook Ross
Cook Ross is a full service consulting firm with 32 years of experience addressing the most challenging issues facing organizations in the areas of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility. We are proud to partner with organizations committed to creating workplaces where everyone can thrive, regardless of identity.

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DEI Boxx
The Diversity Library in a Boxx contains bundled, curated, ready-to-implement tools for building or augmenting your diversity program. The materials are designed to engage employees and managers in self-led education on a variety of diversity, equity and inclusion topics.
Depending on the level of your purchase, you will get a selection of DEI materials and tools to use. Each element is accompanied with a how-to guide with recommendations on how you can apply the tool or materials.

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DF Analytics & Consulting, Inc. - Diana File
DF Analytics & Consulting is a data analytics & strategy firm with a tech-driven, neuroscience-based approach to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). We measure DEI impact through assessments, dashboards, scorecards, and benchmarks. From there, we drive behavior change through group training, executive coaching, strategy development, process improvement, and program management.

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Digital Diversity Network
DDN is a non-profit trade association whose mission is to advance diversity, create access & champion inclusion within the digital and technology sectors.

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AKTREA
Diversity and Inclusion – Time For HR To Step Up Its Game

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Diversity Speaks: A DEI Webinar Series for Broadcasters
This four-part series of webinars will share helpful information to build and execute effective DEI strategies and promote an equitable and diverse workforce in the broadcasting industry that is reflective of today’s world.

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Ellevate Solutions - Dr. Ella Washington
Dr. Ella Washington is an organizational psychologist who finds inspiration through the intersection of business, diversity and leadership. Her research examines conditions of workplace cultures that best support inclusion, diversity and equity while also contributing to employee’s individual development. As a member of the management faculty at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, Dr. Washington prides herself on helping to develop and equip tomorrow’s business leaders with skills to be high-performing inclusive managers.

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Global Alliance for Disability in Media and Entertainment
The Global Alliance for Disability in Media and Entertainment was created to promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities in mass media.

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Ida B. Wells Society
The Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting is a news trade organization dedicated to increasing and retaining reporters and editors of color in the field of investigative reporting.

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Culture Amp
Improve DEI in your workplace ebook

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IRTS Foundation
The IRTS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to building future leaders and increasing diversity in the media industry. We bring together the wisdom of yesterday’s founders, the power of today’s leaders, and the promise of tomorrow’s young professionals to build the next generation of media leaders, which we feel should more accurately reflect the diverse demographic of today’s media consumers.

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Joe Strechay
Joe Strechay has been the lead consultant for accessibility and inclusion for one of the largest film productions in the world. He has advised some of the biggest filmmakers and streaming services on accommodations for actors and background performers of all disabilities to ensure access. Representing the blind community, Strechay has provided hundreds of workshops to teenagers and young adults who are blind, low vision or have other disabilities. He also provides professional development sessions for professionals working in blindness-related fields.

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Journalishm & Women Symposium (JAWS)
Supports the professional empowerment and personal growth of women in journalism and working toward a more accurate portrayal of the whole society.

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Journalists of Color
A Slack channel founded to put Journalists of Color in the same "room" (you know, so you’re not the only one.) And having a Slack team allows us to branch out and create infinite rooms to discuss a variety of topics, collaborate on projects or chat/scheme/vent privately via direct messages or private groups.

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Keely Cat-Wells
Keely Cat-Wells is an entrepreneur and disability rights activist and founder of C Talent, an entertainment, advertising and media talent company representing high-profile disabled talent and reshaping perceptions of disability. She is also founder of Making Space, a startup developing accessible pathways to employment and career advancement, enabling companies to access untapped and underrepresented talent pools. She has delivered speeches for companies and organizations including the LEGO Group, United Nations, The White House and Cannes Film Festival, among others.

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Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB)
Latino Public Broadcasting is the leader of the development, production, acquisition and distribution of non-commercial educational and cultural media that is representative of Latino people, or addresses issues of particular interest to Latino Americans. These programs are produced for dissemination to the public broadcasting stations and other public telecommunication entities. LPB provides a voice to the diverse Latino community on public media throughout the United States.

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LaVant Consulting
Founded by Andraéa LaVant, LaVant Consulting is a group of consultants dedicated to serving the disability community through working with brands to invite, engage and value disabled people in their organizations and in their communities. The team provides infrastructural support and practices a non-judgmental approach with expertise across many sectors and industries. Services include: strategic advising, content and marketing and training and workshops.

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Mars Mission - AKTREA
A 30-minute Unconscious Bias awareness game, has helped employees around the world raise awareness of their biases.

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Maynard Institute
The Maynard Institute was founded to promote diversity and antiracism in the news media through improved coverage, hiring and business practices. We challenge the systemic lack of diversity in the news industry through training, collaborations and convenings. Through programs like the Maynard 200 fellowship, we are creating better representation in America’s newsrooms.

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Media Diversity Institute (MDI)
Media Diversity Institute (MDI) works internationally to encourage accurate and nuanced reporting on race, religion, ethnic, class, disability, gender and sexual identity issues in media landscapes around the world. While our work is grounded in the principles of freedom of expression and values of diversity and inclusion, our day-to-day work focuses on cultivating practical skills to combat negative stereotypes and disinformation and improve media and information literacy.

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Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW)
The Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) Group consists of top-level female media professionals, from across the Country, who are dedicated to using their influence and resources to help other women in the industry develop strong management and leadership skills.

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Multicultural Marketing Resources, Inc

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National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP)
NAHP, Inc. is a non-partisan trade advocacy organization representing the leading Spanish language publications serving 41markets in 39 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, with a combined circulation of over 23 million.

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National Center on Disability and Journalism at Arizona State University - Disability Language Style Guide
A language style guide for journalists on people with disabilities.

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National Newspaper Publisher's Association (NNPA)
NNPA is a trade association of the more than 200 African American-owned community newspapers from around the United States. Since its founding 79 years ago, NNPA has consistently been the voice of the black community and an incubator for news that makes history and impacts our country. As the largest and most influential Black-owned media resource in America, NNPA delivers news, information, and commentary to over 20 million people each week. Americans from all backgrounds seek news from the Black perspective from the NNPA member newspapers around the country. In America, now among the most diverse countries in the world, the Black Press of America is more relevant than ever.

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Neurodiversity in the Modern Workplace - Nathan Brook Consulting
It provides an overview of the benefits and challenges of a neurodiverse workforce, as well as guidance on supporting neurodiverse employees.

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Pacific Islanders in Communications
Pacific Islanders in Communications’ (PIC) mission is to support, advance, and develop Pacific Island media content and talent that enhances public recognition of and appreciation for Pacific Islander history, culture, and society.

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Pittsburgh Black Media Federation
The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation, which is an organization of journalists, communications specialists and students, supports black journalists, hosts programs that recognize excellent media coverage of minority communities and trains young people to enter the media industry.

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Risha Grant
Risha Grant is an internationally renowned diversity, inclusion and bias expert. She covers these topics as NBC KJRH TV News 2 for You community correspondent and host of the JustUs series, through her Tulsa World column, Risha Talks, as a contributor to Black Enterprise Magazine, in her book, That’s BS! How Bias Synapse Disrupts Inclusive Cultures and her corresponding “BS” Video Series. She has motivated and educated numerous corporations, associations and universities and lead them to a new place of respect and understanding. These audiences have included Discover Card Financial Services, Samsung Electronics America, Cox Communications, Wells Fargo, USAA Diversified Financial Group, Boy Scouts of America, U.S. Airforce, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder, University of Oklahoma and Roger Williams University.

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SM Diversity
Leading the Staffing & Recruiting Industry through Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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Storm S. Smith
Smith was the first Deaf woman recruited by BBDO Worldwide. She recently served as producer and diversity inclusion accessibility lead at BBDO Los Angeles for AT&T Mobile + Entertainment and helped to support, educate and drive equity and inclusion initiatives across the BBDO North America offices and for the global client. Smith also became the celebrated first Deaf juror for Cannes Lions. She continues in roles of creative director and marketing consultant for collaborative brand projects, as a motivational speaker on larger scale events and a thought leader for change in the creative and advertising industry.

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The Center for Association Leadership
Ten Things Meeting Pros Can Do to Improve Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

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The Association of LGBTQ Journalists (NLGJA)
The Association of LGBTQ Journalists is an organization of journalists, media professionals, educators and students working from within the news industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of LGBTQ issues. NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists opposes all forms of workplace bias and provides professional development to its members.

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The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT)
Our mission is to foster collaborations in the technology space that build inclusive workplaces for people with disabilities. Our vision is a future where new and emerging technologies are accessible to the workforce by design.

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Think Tank for Inclusion & Equity - Tips for Accurate Representation: Disabled People
An inclusion and equity fact sheet on how to best represent disabled persons on and off screen.

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Veterans in Media & Entertainment (VME)
Founded in 2012 as a grassroots movement and 501(c)3, VME is a professional association of U.S. military veterans working in, or aspiring to work in, media and entertainment. Members represent all facets of the industry, including creatives, studios, networks, agencies, production companies, trades, and unions/guilds. With over 4,900 members across the nation, our footprint spans film, television, commercials, digital media, theater, music, and gaming. VME is headquartered in Los Angeles with chapters in New York City and Washington, DC.

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Vision Maker Media
Vision Maker Media’s mission is empowering and engaging Native people to share stories. We envision a world changed and healed by understanding Native stories and the public conversations they generate. We work with VMM funded producers to develop, produce and distribute programs for all public media. VMM supports training to increase the number of Native Americans and Alaska Natives producing public broadcasting programs.

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Women's Media Center (WMC)
Women's Media Center was founded in 2005 by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem to positively impact the visibility of women in the media, amplify women's voices on key issues in the national dialogue, fight sexism and bias against women in the media, and increase professional opportunities for women across all forms of media. Through training, advocacy, and the development of original content, WMC is changing the conversation in the media so that media more accurately represents the perspectives, positions, and priorities of women.

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