The Diversity Leadership Council began hosting the Diversity Leadership Conference in 2004, the annual event brings together a cross-section of Johns Hopkins faculty, staff, students and community partners to share best practices, discuss emerging issues, and examine promising research around diversity & inclusion to put them into practice in our professional and academic pursuits.
The conference provides a platform for the Johns Hopkins community to explore and highlight the intersections between the many facets of our work and diversity & inclusion, fostering collaboration and partnership. Past conferences have attracted an audiences of approximately 500 attendees, participating in workshops on topics ranging from educational pathways for undocumented students to navigating multigenerational workplaces and beyond.
The 16th annual Diversity Leadership Conference was held on Friday, October 18, 2019. The conference included workshops relevant to a wide variety of affiliates, with topics ranging from Latinx identity to examining case studies with the Office of Institutional Equity.
The conference opened with a plenary conversation with Kevin Sowers, President of the Johns Hopkins Health System and Executive Vice President of Johns Hopkins Medicine. The keynote address, given by Maria Hinojosa explored the importance of diversity and inclusion in our day and age.