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Advancing Equity in Environmental Organizations

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm PDT
Nile Hall, Preservation Park
1233 Preservation Park Way | Oakland, CA
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NCG is proud to sponsor an upcoming luncheon hosted by Youth Outside

Join us and 70 other guests from the philanthropic community, nonprofit and community leaders to hear new findings from Green 2.0's pioneering research on the lack of diversity in the environmental sector. The luncheon will highlight some of the solutions and best practices that organizations could explore to attract and retain diverse talent. 

Opening remarks will be made by Irene Wong, Director of Local Grantmaking for the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and Lisa Downey, Program Officer for the Morgan Family Foundation. The proceeds of the luncheon will help Youth Outside continue its work to advance equity and inclusion in the environmental and youth-serving sectors. 

Guest Speaker

Whitney Tome, Executive Director, Green 2.0

Getting the right people to the table and achieving clear outcomes and deliverables requires trust, finesse, insight and attention to people. A former professional ballerina, as well as an experienced advocate and facilitator, Whitney brings poise, discipline, and attention to detail to all her work at The Raben Group, and particularly as she helms the groundbreaking environmental diversity initiative Green 2.0.

Whitney brings people, organizations, and groups together to achieve their goals. She has worked on several environmental issues from oceans and fisheries to national parks because she is passionate about our planet, its resources and the people who will live on it for years to come. Before coming to the Raben Group, Whitney worked on several political campaigns at Environmental Defense Fund’s Oceans Program, built long-term partnerships with universities, and established clear and measurable diversity metrics for National Parks Conservation Association. She is able to identify systemic opportunities and challenges, craft sustainable solutions, and then implement them for organizations.

Whitney earned her bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College and a law degree from American University’s Washington College of Law, where she won the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) International Commercial Mediation Competition in Paris, France. She lives in Washington, DC with her family.

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