Encouraging and Supporting Diversity on your Board of Directors
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Anderson United Way Center
Registration Fee: $5.00/person
Light refreshments will be provided but feel free to bring your lunch.
Program will include time for questions and answers. Participants may submit questions by emailing
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About This Session
Many organizations are interested in board diversity, but how do you successfully recruit and retain people of color to serve on your board? This workshop will explore the following questions and consider how they may impact your efforts:
The session will incorporate discussion and an opportunity to apply these ideas to your own organization. Time will also be available for Q and A.
Who Should Attend
This session is particularity relevant to board leadership volunteers but also is applicable to any and all board members interested in having an inclusive and welcoming environment at their board meetings and for engaging members at board meetings and within the agency.
Rachel Krinsky is the CEO of the YWCA Madison, a membership organization dedicated to eliminating racism,empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Prior to this position, Rachel served as Executive Director of The Road Home Dane County for over 11 years, helping homeless families reach stable housing.
Rachel’s previous work included family and school counseling through Briarpatch, Inc. in Madison and counseling and case management services to people with HIV at the Utah AIDS Foundation in Salt Lake City. She holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Utah and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Malika Evanco currently serves as the Director of Employment, Diversity and Community Relations at Madison Area Technical College. In this role, Malika has full responsibility for the recruitment and hiring process and associated staff, performance management, employee and labor relations, training and Affirmative Action. Malika is known for her work in the community, most notably as the Director of Dane Dances, a weekly concert series drawing over 4,000 people to the rooftop of the Monona Terrace Convention Center each Friday in August. Malika is also a member of the YWCA Board of Directors, the City of Madison Personnel Board, the Madison Area Diversity Roundtable, the Madison Network of Black Professionals and serves as a mentor for the Youth Business Mentoring Program.