UW Postdoc Diversity Alliance

March 18, 2019

Crafting Effective Diversity Statements and Cover Letters

Crafting Effective Diversity Statements & Cover Letters: A panel and workshop for postdocs and graduate students

April 4 (3-5 pm), Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, Unity Suite

Please RSVP: http://bit.ly/diversityStatement

What is a diversity statement? Why is it important? How do I describe my potential to contribute to diversity, inclusion, and equity in academia and industry? Join us for an interactive session with our panelists:


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Rickey Hall
Vice President and University Diversity Officer,
UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity


Evangelina ShreeveEvangelina Shreeve
Director, STEM Education and Outreach,
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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Butch de Castro
Professor and Associate Dean,
UW School of Nursing

Cynthia del RosarioCynthia del Rosario
Diversity, Equity and Access Officer,
UW Information School

Hear panelists talk about what they look for in a diversity statement when they are hiring; discuss expectations for a diversity statement in your job application; and begin writing one as part of the workshop.

For the purposes of this workshop, we will define a diversity statement as any opportunity, within the job application, that allows the applicant to demonstrate how their experiences and competencies can contribute to creating a culture of inclusion and equity within the workspace.

In celebration of 2019 Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week, this event is generously co-hosted by:



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