Diversity Awareness Partnership

Diversity Dinner

Register for DAP’s 12th Annual Diversity Dinner on November 7, 2019!

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch

On Thursday, November 7th, 2019 over 500 leaders in our community will come together for Diversity Awareness Partnership’s 12th Annual Diversity Dinner featuring keynote presenter Dr. Rohini Anand, SVP Corporate Responsibility and Global Chief Diversity Officer, Sodexo. This engaging, celebratory event brings together individuals passionate about improving our region to support Diversity Awareness Partnership’s innovative efforts as a catalyst for positive change.


We hope that you will join us for an evening of enthusiastic solidarity in our collective work, with pride for the past year’s successes and excitement for progress yet to come. This event will also raise essential funds for DAP’s innovative efforts in anti-bias education & youth programming. Through networking, arts, a silent auction, and an inspiring keynote speaker, we anticipate both the forging of new connections and an expanded sense of fellowship in our wonderful community.

What better way to achieve all of this than enjoying a meal with a room full of passionate leaders, each making hope and possibility a priority.


5:30 PM Registration, Networking, and Silent Auction

6:30 PM Program Begins

6:35 PM Dinner

6:45 PM Entertainment

7:00 PM Silent Auction Closes

7:15 PM Keynote Speaker

8:00 PM Supporting Our Mission

*Meals are gluten-free.


Emmy Award winning speaker, producer, radio and television host, Jade Harrell, is loving the newness of living life FULL on.  After decades of committed work in radio, television and media production she’s finally “found her frequency.”  Jade has been afforded the opportunity to positively impact the lives of people all over the world. Thousands of person-to-person interviews have honed her unique ability to connect with people of diverse backgrounds, circumstances and environments. Her mission is to make a tangible, positive impact and add value to the life of every person she encounters.  She has become recognized for her passion, commitment to community, thought-provoking wisdom, and authentic positive energy.

Although her reach is global, she maintains positive impact locally. Her voice reverberates globally through multiple platforms of strictly positive programming including St. Louis Public Radio and NPR, STL-TV and HEC-TV. She is consistently hired as keynote speaker, emcee and facilitator for events and programs with non-profit organizations, educational institutions and private sector entities.
A native of Denver, Colorado, Jade graduated from Hampton University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration then entered the corporate arena as an executive in administration, marketing and PR. She’s worked with Coca-Cola Corporate Headquarters, UPS International PR and GE Capital Commercial Direct before becoming an independent consultant and producer.
Jade is constantly curious and loves to create. She is most happy when “in the lab,” in the kitchen, engaged in meaningful exchange, immersed in story or on adventures with her family.
Jade and husband Christopher are parents to five children and a “ginormous” rescued dog, “Rocky.” You can join her adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @mrsjadeharrell.

Keynote Speaker

A leading expert on organizational change and D&I, Dr. Rohini Anand is responsible for the strategic direction, implementation, and alignment of Sodexo’s integrated global diversity and inclusion initiatives, as well as Sodexo’s corporate social responsibility and wellness strategies.

She received her PhD from the University of Michigan, has authored several manuals and numerous trade journal articles, and chairs the Catalyst Board of Advisors among other involvements. Her many accolades include the Mosaic Woman Leadership Award and the Who’s Who in Asian American Communities Award (WWAAC).

DAP is thrilled to welcome her to the stage to share her profound expertise in working toward a more equitable future.


Ignite Theatre Company is dedicated to creating great people first and great performers second though service, performance, arts opportunities, real life experience, and Kindness. Located in Tower Grove South Ignite aims to send kind, confident, inclusive, young people into the world.

Visit www.Ignitewithus.org to learn more. #BeaSPARK


Individual Registration

Individual registration is closed.

Sponsor Registration

Sponsor opportunities are no longer available. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Brickey at mbrickey@dapinclusive.org.

Thank You!

DAP is so grateful for our Diversity Ambassador sponsors!