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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and You: A Conversation

Elisha Hill and Jamie Dinwiddie, M.S

Ethics Presenter:
Laura, Proto, CFRE, Good Samaritan Foundation

In this follow-up to the October Networking and Knowledge session, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Fundraising, Elisha Hill and Jamie Dinwiddie, MS will lead a discussion on what individuals, especially those not in formal leadership roles, can do to be better allies and advocates in their workplaces and communities.


  • Understand the mindset needed to confidently make an impact as fundraising professionals who champion diversity, equity, inclusion and access.
  • Learn how to listen to your inner self and courageously speak up.
  • Understand the process of transformational influence and what it looks like to steward human potential both in yourself and others.

Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021

9:00-10:30 a.m. Program

Location:   Virtual Zoom Meeting

AFP Members & Students (with valid student ID) – Free
Non-Members – $25.00

About our Speakers:

Elisha Hill is an enterprise leadership and culture transformation practitioner with over a decade of experience facilitating learning for diverse teams in for profit and not-for-profit organizations. She equips leaders with practical tools and resources to navigate difficult conversations, foster an environment of ongoing trust and support, and expand their capacity for learning new and different perspectives. 

Elisha serves as a strategist for culture change initiatives helping to align leadership mindsets and behaviors with expectations and aspirations. Elisha resides in Fairfield, Ohio with her husband, Robert, and her three daughters, Aniyah (13), Melissa (8) and Rhyan (2). In her free time she enjoys traveling, writing and learning about others’ lived experiences. She also serves on the Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

Jamie Dinwiddie, M.S., has over a decade of experience in Leadership Development and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Currently, she serves as a Regional Leadership Development Facilitator for telecommunications and mass media giant, Charter Communications. In her role, she is responsible for developing and implementing leadership strategies to improve employee engagement and performance. 
Jamie is also co-producer and co-host of the Unapologetically Speaking podcast, a leadership development podcast tailored for women leaders. She is a thought-leader and Ph.D. candidate researching the influence of leadership practices on achievement gap outcomes in Ohio. In her free time, she is a freelance talent management consultant, coach, and conference speaker. Jamie is passionate about DEI and believes “an individual has not started living until they can rise above the narrow confines of their individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity” –Martin Luther King.

This event has been submitted for 1.5 CFRE Credits.