Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Supports Employees’ Participation in Multicultural Leadership Programs

NEC member Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) recently selected four employees to participate in leadership development programs offered by local organizations The Partnership, Inc. and Conexión.  The four employees selected for these programs are Khalid Abdi, Angela Burgess and Ebonie Woolcock, and Maritza Avendaño.

These programs are aimed at facilitating career growth and networking for multicultural professionals. BIDMC has sponsored more than 40 employees to participate in The Partnership, Inc. since 1990 and this is the first year that BIDMC is sponsoring an employee in Conexión, a program for aimed at advancing Latino  professionals in leadership roles. The selected participants will be working to cross industry, racial, and cultural lines and will be provided access to a national network of peers, mentors, program alumni and opinion leaders.

“Beth Israel Deaconess was founded on a commitment to diversity and inclusion, yet we can’t rest on good intentions – we have to be intentional. . . We are proud to invest in the professional growth and development of these talented members of our BIDMC family,” said Peter J. Healy, President of BIDMC, at the annual celebration of the programs

The New England Council commends Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for its efforts to foster diversity and inclusion within the workplace and congratulates the participants for their acceptance into the leadership programs. Read more on BIDMC’s website.

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