A Practitioner focused thought Leadership Journal
Chicago, Il – The publishers of Diversity MBA Magazine are excited to announce the launch of Diversity Business Review (DBR), a practitioner-focused thought leadership journal, as part of their family of publications. The addition of this unique publication will bring great benefits to the business community working to foster inclusive and diverse cultures.
DBR aims to provide thought leadership for practitioners involved in this work, day in and day out, according to Pam McElvane, CEO of Diversity MBA, publishers of Diversity MBA Magazine. “Although today’s educational institutions attempt to capture in the classroom what practices are executing, we need the practitioners voice to be heard to increase focus and promotion of diversity equity and inclusion in the workplace,” McElvane said.
McElvane said she made it a priority to bring practitioners with an understanding of successful leadership and management of a multicultural and global workforce. DBR will focus on policies, practices, strategies in the workplace that promote inclusion. It is designed to provide the marketplace with strategic and tactical situations that can be utilized as best practices or learning moments at any organization.
The publication will present content of unparalleled quality that is vetted by an Academic Review Board, chaired by Dr. Deborah Ashton with vice chair, Dr. Patricia Arredondo and consisting of six fellow doctorate level reviewers. With the contribution of expert practitioners’ experiences, DBR will present real-life scenarios with special attention to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. The board will give blind reviews to practitioner’s contributions.
The first edition of this bi-annually guide will be released September 9th, at the DMBA 13th National Conference. Participating in the inaugural issue are leaders from major Fortune 500 corporations including Cisco Systems, Walmart, L’Oréal USA, Merck, PNC Financial, The Clorox Company, as well as large regional organizations such as Atrium Health, UPMC, Novant Health and more.
| CHAIR DBR REVIEW BOARD|
Deborah P. Ashton, PhD, CDM
Chief Psychologist & Head of Research & Behavioral Practice: Diversity MBA Harvard Trained Psychologist Former Chief Diversity Officer
| VICE CHAIR DBR REVIEW BOARD|
Patricia Arredondo, Ed. D.
President, Arredondo Advisory Group Faculty Fellow Fielding Graduate University; Former President Chicago School of Psychology
| Andrea E. Evans, Ph. D.|
Director, Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies and Tenured Professor, College of Education, Northeastern Illinois University: Former Dean of the College of Education, Governors State University.
|Belinda Hartnett, PhD, PMP Retired Major US Air Force, Sr. Program Manager/Analyst at Flatter Inc. Former Project Manager for FDIC|
|Kathryn Welds, PhD, ABPP, ACC Sr. Organizational Effectiveness Consultant, Kaiser Permanente Harvard Trained Organizational Psychologist, Change Management|| Linda Liang, PhD, ABPP, ACC|
President of Organizational Resources Former, Dept Chair in Program Organizational Resources, The Chicago School of Psychology
| Rodney Lowman, PhD, ABPP, ACC|
Distinguished Professor Emeritus; Sr Past Dean, Provost / VP AA, Journal & Book Series Editor
| Charlotte Ashton, M.A., PhD|
Head of Social & Cultural Consultation, Diversity MBA; Princeton Doctorate & Harvard Post-doctorate; Former Curator Oakland Education Museum