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Leveraging Diversity for Your Business Portfolio

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In the words of acclaimed journalist Robert C. Maynard, the fault lines of race, class, gender, generation and geography are the most enduring forces shaping lives, experiences and social tension. For entrepreneurs, content producers and innovative businesses, understanding how to navigate those fault lines will be a critical component of making money in an increasingly diverse and global economy. Using the innovative diversity training workshop model employed by the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education, Dori Maynard and Joshunda Sanders provide tips to entrepreneurs, journalists, web content producers, consultants and marketers for profitably navigating racial, economic and gender diversity in unique, lucrative and comfortable ways. Audience will receive real time tips for diversifying content and expanding their business approaches to gaining new customers.



Dori Maynard Pres Maynard Institute for Journalism Education

Joshunda Sanders Writer & Journalist Maynard Institute for Journalism Education

J. Victoria Sanders has been a writer and journalist for over fifteen years. Her writing has appeared in Bitch Magazine, The UTNE Reader, Publishers Weekly, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Dallas Morning News and the Austin American-Statesman.
Her work has been widely anthologized and her publication credits include Homelands: Women’s Journeys Across Race, Place and Time, Quiet Storm: Voices of Young Black Poets, Madonna and Me and the forthcoming Seal Press anthology, Beyond Belief: The Secret Lives of Women in Extreme Religion. She just completed her first book, Single & Happy, which will be published in 2013. She is a Bronx native living in Austin, TX.