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Accomplishments of the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Awareness Working Group

A full list of accomplishments is also available here
(updated in 2017)

AWARDS

  • Administers the annual TWS Diversity Award (12 awardees, 2002‐2014)
  • Recognition for TWS Past‐President Wini Kessler on STEM’s 100 Women Leaders

CONFERENCES

  • The Future of Diversity in our Disciplines and our Careers: Natural Resources and the Environment, Virginia Tech (2013)

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

  • Mamie Parker (2012), Seafha Tuttle (2010), Roel Lopez and Columbus Brown (2012)

MENTORING

  •  Scholarship programs

PARTNERSHIPS

  • Women of Wildlife (WOW)
  • Native Peoples’ Wildlife Management WG

POSITION STATEMENTS

  • TWS Position statement on workforce diversity

PUBLICATIONS

  • Homyack, Jessica, Schweitzer, Sara and Tabitha Graves. 2014. Institutional Biases And Barriers To Women In The Science And Technical Fields: What The Research Tells Us. The Wildlife Professional. 8: 48‐52.
  • Lopez, Roel, and Columbus H. Brown. 2011. Why diversity matters; broadening our reach will sustain natural resources. The Wildlife Professional 5:20‐27.
  • Brown, Columbus H. 2011. Lessons learned from life experiences. The Wildlife Professional 5:28‐29.Blount, Seafha. 2011. Crossing the cultural divide. The Wildlife Professional 5:30‐31.
  • Unger, Katherine. 2011. A sense of belonging; John Robinson helps all feel at home in nature. The Wildlife Professional 5:32‐33.
  • LaRoe, Lisa Moore. 2011. A person of vision; one woman’s quest to engage people with nature. The Wildlife Professional 5:34.

TWS SYMPOSIA

  • 2015 – A Diversified Profession: Are We There Yet? (2015)
  • Human Diversity and Changing Professional Identities in Wildlife (2014)
  • Women’s Increasing Role in the Wildlife Profession: Leveraging Strengths and Understanding Differences (2013)

TWS WORKSHOPS

  •  Understanding and Leveraging Differences in the Workplace (2013)