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May Blog: The Perspective

New DEI Vice President at Old National Bank Dwayne Maddox joins the team at Old National Bank as the vice president and director of diversity, equity, and inclusion. During his time at Old National Bank he will be bouncing between both the Madison office and the Chicago office.  In the past, Dwayne has held marketing…

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May Blog: The Perspective

Northeast Wisconsin organizations devoted to racial and ethnic diversity There are many organizations in Northeast Wisconsin that are devoted to racial and ethical diversity. We found an amazing source from the Post Cresent that is easy to navigate. In this list, you will find a variety of organizations that are committed to being grounded by…

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April Blog: The Perspective

Mental Health Awareness Month Upcoming Events As April is coming to a close, we are looking forward to the spring months. And it just so happens that May is Mental Health Awareness Month where we are coming together as a community to show support to others. There are multiple organizations around Eau Claire that are…

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April Blog: The Perspective

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Report 2021 The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism has released its annual report for its diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts for the past year of 2021. They have taken efforts to embrace elements of diversity, equity, and inclusion in their everyday tasks as an organization, and it shows in their organizational…

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April Blog: The Perspective

The Business Benefits of Increasing Diversity and Inclusion There are many benefits to incorporating a sense of community with diversity and inclusion in the workplace. This article by Forbes highlights why it is so important to weave these values into a business to ensure a healthy and successful workplace environment.  The real change within a…

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April Blog: The Perspective

UW – Eau Claire Hosting “Tunnel of Awareness” Event this April The University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire is hosting a new event next week that is called the “tunnel of awareness”. This event will be an interactive way for students to gain a better understanding of implicit bias surrounding student life on campus. This…

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March Blog: The Perspective

National Disability Awareness Month March is National Disability Awareness Month, and we wanted to inform others and spread awareness about children with disabilities. The Chippewa Valley Equality Initiative put together a really great resource to navigate through when learning more about this topic. Many of the underlying points and information surrounding children with disabilities are…

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March Blog: The Perspective

Johnson Joins the WEDC Team with Goals to Build Entrepreneurship in Diverse Communities Sharon Johnson is one of the newest members of the WEDC team as of January 2022. WEDC is the Wisconsin Economic Development Program and it is dedicated to Wisconsin’s economic growth. Sharon is an important factor in their program and brings the…

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March Blog: The Perspective

Associate Dean for Diversity at the University of Wisconsin – Madison Discusses the University’s Inclusion Goals DeVon Wilson is the associate dean for diversity representing the University of Wisconsin – Madison. The diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives have been a very important and crucial staple for the Badger community. Advancing the way that they operate…

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March Blog: The Perspective

Bias Inside Us Traveling Smithsonian Exhibit is at Pablo Center in Eau Claire The Bias Inside Us Traveling Smithsonian Exhibit is currently at the Pablo center until March 27th. This is a month-long event that is focused on educating the communities around the world about unconscious bias and how to eliminate it. Unconscious bias is…

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