Executive Women in Nonprofits: Making Room for Diversity

When:  Dec 6, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 10:15 AM (ET)

Friday, December 6, 2019
8:30 - 10:15 AM

In a world where diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives abound, and the champions of this work are hot commodities, the question remains: have we truly made room for diversity? Or have we reduced DEI work to demographics, sound bites and new hires? The path to true diversity is to ensure that this work is part of the ‘DNA’ of every company, across every industry—where diversity of thought and perspective are pursued as aggressively as the more visible types of diversity. The health and success of our organizations are dependent upon broader and more sustainable strategies. Through thought-provoking concepts and candid conversation, this session will help to equip us and our organizations with strategies which actually move the needle.

Discussion led by: Joanne Rencher

With more than 25 years of business leadership experience, Joanne (‘Jo’) works at the intersection of strategy, people and culture to provide customized results. Having led strategic and complex change initiatives across a variety of industries, she has worked at the C-level for major conglomerates, iconic nonprofits and social entrepreneurs, both domestic and international. She is currently the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for CareOne Management, LLC. Before joining CareOne, she served as the first Chief Business and Talent Officer for the National Headquarters of the Girl Scouts where she held responsibility for all talent and culture activities; and the strategic leadership of the Girl Scouts’ Property Assets. Prior to that role, Jo worked as the Vice President of Human Capital for The New Teacher Project (TNTP) and as a nonprofit consultant, leading innovations in both the education reform and nonprofit sectors.  As the Chief People Officer for the American Red Cross in Greater New York she held both human resources and P&L responsibilities as a member of the executive team. In 2001, she was recruited to build a global unit from the ground floor, ultimately leading a matrixed team on 4 continents and in 6 countries to work on advocacy and vaccine research/development—the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI). Jo began her career in a bond insurance company, part of the GE/GE Capital conglomerate and as a member of the team that led a proactive company ‘reinvention’. Author of Tough As Nails: Finding Your Voice as a Woman in the Workplace and Founder of WGNinHR—Executive Career Development for HR Professionals, she is a sought after thought leader, speaker and the author.

Date: Friday, December 6, 2019
Time: 8:30 - 10:15 AM
Member Price: Free / Nonmember Price: $35
Location: Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 1407 Broadway (between 38th & 39th St.) 29th Floor


Registration is limited to 30 people. RSVP via the website as soon as possible to guarantee a spot. A list of confirmed attendees will be distributed in advance. No walk-ins please!

Eligible to Attend: 
Open to chief executives of philanthropic organizations, professional societies or trade associations (i.e., full time CEO, COO, executive director, vice president, director level, board member). Participation is free as a membership benefit of NYSAE. Guest fee for nonmembers is $35. The Executive Women in Nonprofits provides an opportunity for women in leadership roles to engage in interactive high-level discussions with like-minded peers. EWIN’s goal is to build relationships, test new ideas, receive feedback, and inspire one another. Together we face the challenges of managing our careers by sharing practices from multiple perspectives. 

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1407 Broadway (between 38th & 39th St)
29th Floor
New York, NY