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2022 NJ Conference on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion-Where Do You Begin: Creating a Culture of Belonging

September 30, 2022 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm


Join us on Friday September 30th to explore ideas and experiences and challenge your current thinking. Better Position your organizaion to address real workplace concerns and drive greater belonging to create a more inclusive work environment.

Breakout Sessions:

  • Allyship
  • Intersectionality
  • Bridging the Gaps: Holding Management Accountable

Meet our Opening Keynote:

Michele Minter

Michele Minter became Princeton University’s vice provost for institutional equity and diversity in 2011. In this role, she oversees University’s initiatives focused on diversity, inclusion and access for all campus populations and serves as chief compliance officer for Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, Title IX and the Americans with Disabilities Act. From 2008 to 2011, Minter served as vice president for development at the College Board, where she led fundraising and strategic initiatives focused on educational policy. Until 2008, Minter served as director of development and campaign director at Princeton University, where she managed the University’s annual fundraising efforts and comprehensive campaign.

A Yale graduate, Minter earned an MFA from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. Among many volunteer commitments, she serves on the boards of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education and the Princeton Theological Seminary.

Breakout Sessions

– Allyship

– Intersectionality

– Bridging the Gaps: Holding Management Accountable

Meet our Closing Keynote:


Dr. William T. Lewis Sr.

Dr. William T. Lewis, Sr., nationally recognized diversity, and inclusion thought leader, and entrepreneur is an advisor and consultant to university presidents, and small to mid-size business leaders. As founder and president of WillHouse Global, Lewis leads a team of organizational development experts who help companies win! Lewis is a co-author of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) Standards of Professional Practice (2014). He is author of, Sweet Potato or Pumpkin Pie: Conversations with My White Friends about Race (2022). As a former Chief Diversity Officer, Lewis has led diversity and inclusion efforts at three highly acclaimed colleges and universities– Indiana University, Bridgewater State University and Virginia Tech University. Lewis formerly served as the Special Consultant to the President for Belonging, Equity and Inclusion at Forsyth Technical Community College. Lewis served as a co-founder of CoopLew (2016-2021). Lewis serves the community of Winston Salem, as an advisory board member of the Black Philanthropy Initiative (BPI), an initiative of the Winston Salem Foundation. He is a member of the board of directors of the United Way of Forsyth County, and he is a Trustee for Leadership Winston Salem. Lewis also serves his thirteen-year-old son’s business, CAMS Coffee Co, shop.camscoffeeco.com, as the Chief Executive Gopher (CEG). CAMS was created to provide supportive employment for individuals with disabilities. Lewis earned his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. He holds a master’s degree in social work (MSW). He has dedicated his entire professional life to living the spirit of his social work background by “providing a voice for the voiceless and creating inclusive spaces for each person to reach their full potential.” Lewis proudly served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves (1990-1996).

To Purchase a copy of  “Sweet Potato or Pumpkin Pie: Conversations with My White Friends about Race”  follow the link:

Sweet Potato or Pumpkin Pie: Conversations with My White Friends about Race (Paperback) | Bookmarks (bookmarksnc.org)

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September 30, 2022
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber
(609) 924-1776
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Mercer Communty College
1200 Old Trenton Rd
West Windsor, 08550 United States
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