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  • We Stand Together: NACE Announcements on Racial Injustice, Inequality, and Equity

    June 5, 2020

    Dear NACE colleagues:

    Earlier this week, we shared our commitment to fighting racial injustice and furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion. (See June 2 message, below.) Our message included a promise that NACE would work to advance change and support members’ in their efforts.

    While there is much work ahead of us, to meet the immediate needs of our members, we’d like to invite you to take part in the following:

    • Town Hall: We Stand Together, Tuesday, June 9, 2 – 3 p.m. (Eastern). Gain perspective from and identify actionable steps with a panel of your peers. (Free)
    • Virtual Roundtable: We Stand Together, Friday, June 12, 2 – 3:30 p.m. (Eastern). Engage in small-group discussions to share your thoughts and feelings, and follow up on ideas generated through the Town Hall. (Free; exclusive to NACE members)
    • NACE Connect, June 15 – 26, offers a range of diversity, equity, and inclusion-focused programming, including:
      • Featured speaker Chelsea Williams, discussing the “Future of Work 2020: 5 Strategies to Develop & Retain Diverse Early Career Talent.” (Free)
      • A content track focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion, with five sessions covering a range of important topics.
      • “Inclusion, Equity, and Affinity: NACE Members Advancing Awareness and Change,” a special presentation focused on how you can help drive change around personal and professional identities through NACE Affinity Groups. (Free)

    Of course, there is much more to come. We will need your voice and participation as we work to advance change; further diversity, equity, and inclusion; and fight racial injustice.

    We are all in this together. As a profession, we are well positioned to make a real impact on all of these issues and can exact positive change for a better future for us all. We stand together. #WeAreNACE.


    Shawn VanDerziel
    NACE Executive Director

    Christopher Carlson
    2019-20 NACE President
    Northrop Grumman

    June 2, 2020

    Dear NACE Community,

    There is so much hurt and pain being felt throughout our country right now.  In these unprecedented times, it is important that our NACE community knows that we stand together...together with our staff, colleagues, family, and friends. 

    Injustice, inequity, and racism are not okay.

    We are all impacted by what is happening and all have a role to play in fixing these systemic problems. As an association, we have to be committed to addressing the issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion together.  We have a distinct role to play on an individual level, but also as a community of professionals. NACE is dedicated to workforce development and the employment of the college educated; we can make a tangible impact on these societal issues.  Let’s take this moment to do so. 

    Together we can and will create solutions that make a difference.  We need and will make real change.  And we must. 

    #BlackLivesMatter #WeAreNACE


    Shawn VanDerziel
    NACE Executive Director

    Christopher Carlson
    2019-20 NACE President
    Northrop Grumman

  • Inclusion is a core value for the National Association of Colleges and Employers, which fosters and supports individual and organizational diversity and inclusion to advance equity in all facets of the association.