This month the Executive Diversity Services Blog featured a profile of Wilhelmina Parker-Bentum:
(excerpted from the full article, here: http://www.executivediversity.com/2017/03/24/womens-history-month-wilhelmina-parker-bentum-city-berkeley-training-officer/ )
“Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business” is the National Women’s History Month 2017 Theme and there is no one more fitting to spotlight than Wilhelmina Parker-Bentum, Training Officer, City of Berkeley.
Over the past year, Parker-Bentum, amongst other initiatives, envisioned the development and implementation of a Diversity & Inclusion training initiative to train every employee from the City of Berkeley, from leadership to front-line workers out in communities. So far 900 employees have gone through the program with the final 450 expected to be completed by April 2017.
How Changing Countries Influences Cultural Identity
Wilhelmina is an amazing, dynamic leader with a strong sense of identity. And, as you’ll see in the full article, she shares how that identity shifted from being African (she is from Ghana, now a US Citizen) to understanding the US African-American experience. All of that made her the perfect person to lead the Diversity & Inclusion initiative for the City of Berkeley, with the help of consultant/partner Executive Diversity Services.
Read the full story here: