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Forty-one Upstate leaders selected to become Riley Fellows

DLI Fellows work on capstone community projects.

News of The Riley Institute’s newest class of Upstate Diversity Leaders Initiative fellows ran in GSA BizWire. Forty-one leaders from across the Upstate will avail themselves to new tools and perspectives to leverage diversity for improving organizational outcomes and driving social and economic progress in South Carolina.

Over five months, the class will engage in intensive discussions and scenarios that allow them to openly examine sensitive issues related to diversity and inclusion, explore “blind spots,” and gain tools to develop strategies within their own organizations. Class members will also work together to develop projects in which they partner with nonprofit organizations to respond to real challenges and opportunities in their communities.

“With more than 2,500 Riley Fellows statewide, the impact these tight-knit leaders have is amplified with the addition of every new class,” Don Gordon, executive director of The Riley Institute, said. “It’s a special thing to witness them coming together to make South Carolina a better place to live and work for all its residents.”

Article by Tina Underwood, Contributing Writer
Last updated August 24, 2022
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