Testimonials

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"The Multicultural Forum on Workplace Diversity is a rare opportunity to engage and interact with many of the true D & I thought leaders.  Whether participating as an attendee or speaker, one is sure to walk away from this program with an enriched toolbox and a greatly improved network."
- Eugene Kelly, Worldwide Director, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Colgate-Palmolive

"I had no idea the Forum would be this big, or this impressive. What I liked about it the most was that it was focused on diversity...and people truly seeking to improve diversity and inclusion in their organizations, and not just on sales or basic definitions of diversity."
- Monica E Oldham, SPHR, Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

"The Multicultural Forum Tables of Content Dinner Discussion was the best experience from the whole Forum for me. To sit down with a table full of highly creative intelligent folk and discuss some of the issues that are in the work place that we face daily... that was the best."
- Gale Hawkinson, Systems Consultant II, City of St. Paul

“The level of engagement of the participants was outstanding, and the staff was incredibly helpful and professional. This is a benchmark for a highly effective conference.” - Tan K. Davis, President, The Kirby Resource Group

“I believe the Multicultural Forum is an excellent, unparalleled, and necessary event that all organizations can benefit from!  It is well-run, provides a wealth of knowledge on the topic of diversity and inclusion, gives professionals in this space a chance to network, and organizations an opportunity to build brand awareness.”
- Mecia Miles, Diversity Recruiting

"This was an outstanding event in my opinion and I was quite overwhelmed with the depth of knowledge and ideas at the Forum.  It is not an easy task to bring 1200 people (including a few Fortune 500 CEOs and several Chief Diversity Officers) together in St. Paul in the winter in the middle of the biggest economic crisis to speak about diversity.  It is a testament to the quality of the program as well as to the critical role that getting diversity "right" plays in the sustainability of organizations."
- Chris Brassell,Director, US Office of Diversity, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

“Having been a diversity and inclusion professional for over eleven years, I’ve attended practically every national diversity conference at least once.  I’m now at the point where I don’t attend many conferences because the only new things the workshop presentations have to offer me are the business cards of the presenters that I haven’t met before.  But such is not the case with The Multicultural Forum on Workplace Diversity; it not only provides great networking opportunities but also fresh, out-of-the-box workshops that keep me engaged.  And, this is just one of the many reasons RBC Wealth Management has been a sponsor of the Multicultural Forum for the past seven years.”     
- Wanda Brackins, Director, Diversity & Inclusion, RBC Wealth Management

“The Forum is a highlight of my diversity work; having a small role in bringing the
experience to others is very rewarding!”

- Chris Henkels, Staffing Management, Hennepin County

“Every touch with the Forum has been first class.”
- Frank J. McCloskey, Retired Vice President Diversity, Georgia Power

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