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Dedicated to diversity – DAL

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 2016254 Views

January 22, 2016

There is one question Norma Williams has kept coming back to time and time again throughout her career when faced with a challenging situation: What are we doing about it?

It’s a straightforward question, but the reasons for asking it have rarely been so for Williams, who has spent the majority of her career assisting organizations on issues of diversity and equity.

“My upbringing taught me to look for solutions and look to a way forward that is inclusive rather than exclusive,” says Williams, who joined Dal last month in the newly created role of executive director for diversity and inclusiveness.

Growing up as an African Nova Scotian woman, Williams had a personal window into understanding how people were treated differently because of their race, gender or other characteristics irrelevant to their knowledge, skills or ability.

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