Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

Chair: Lila Williams


DEI Committee Mission

The LWHRA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee provides members with tools, knowledge, and the ability to help their organizations promote values and practices of a diverse and inclusive workplace.

DEI Committee Goals (2021)      

Connect | Grow | Serve: 


Goal 1: Provide content for the DEI page on LWHRA website

Goal 2:
Partner with Scholarships committee to revise guidelines and build a scholarship fund

Goal 3:
Partner with Programs committee to actively recruit more diverse speakers for chapter meetings and workshops

Goal 4:
Onboard 3-4 additional volunteers to our committee

Goal 5:
Facilitate Coffee Chat series: in-person and virtual formats (quarterly)

Goal 6:
Create Puget Sound Blue Ribbon Commission: DEI Case Study Competition


DEI Committee Members

Lila Williams, Chair
Maria Mora, Assistant Chair
Beverly Neubauer, Committee Member
Jo Burkholder, Committee Member
Liz Parker, Committee Member
Noorie Shahzadi, Committee Member
Morgan Mason, Supporting Board Member


Helpful Links, References & Resources

The following resources have been compiled by the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee:

Local DEI Groups/Networks