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Diversity & Inclusion

    Diversity & Inclusion

      The North Jersey-Rockland SHRM (NJ-RC SHRM) chapter membership is both diverse and inclusive. We are comprised of various genders, races, languages, cultures, ages, differing physical abilities, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, marital status, parental status, appearances, class, socioeconomic status, educational backgrounds, and job experiences…to mention just a few. These “diversities” add to the culture and richness of our organization and enhances our ability to value, understand and serve our chapter membership.

      Our Diversity and Inclusion (D & I) initiative is to provide diversity education, information, resources, current trends and best practices that are pertinent and relevant in order to assist our members in their efforts to provide a positive impact within their organization, their communities and in their personal lives. 

      As a chapter, we recognize value, affirm and promote D & I as a strategic component to our mission.  This contributes to the richness of our success through the coordination of programs, partnerships, and resources.

      As a diversity leader, I serve in this volunteer position as a resource to provide direction to our members, organizations, and the community.  I will be available to discuss any issues, concerns, or dilemmas you may be facing.

      I encourage you to contact me if you have questions, ideas, need assistance, or just want to discuss a diversity related concern. Together, we are challenged to ensure that diversity and inclusion is valued throughout our organizations and communities and serves as a true business imperative within our organizations. We can do this by supporting existing initiatives, serving as role models by valuing and managing diversity and inclusion, providing a forum for D&I related programs and best practices, promoting environments of inclusion, increasing and diversifying our boards, and organizations to reflect the demographics of our state.

      We can accomplish a lot together. For more information, please contact me:

      Anthony Paradiso
      VP of Diversity & Inclusion, North Jersey-Rockland SHRM Chapter

      A little about myself:

      I am a Human Resource Business Partner/Senior Account Executive with Industrial U.I. Services and have been a member of the NJ-RC SHRM chapter since 2013.  Besides being the VP of D & I with this chapter, I am the Diversity & Inclusion Co-Chair for the Garden State Council-SHRM (GSC-SHRM) since 2016.  Additionally, I was the 2018 GSC-SHRM Conference Social Media Chair and a member of the NYC SHRM chapter.  Being heavily involved with SHRM is very enjoyable and a great learning experience.

      Besides SHRM, I am the Bergen County Human Relations Commissioner and belong to the Good Neighbours Toastmasters club.  I received my MS in Human Relations & Business and have my SHRM-CP certification.  Feel free to check out the following blogs that I have written for SHRM:

      I live with my husband in Englewood, along with our Puggle, Lizzie, and two cats.  We love travelling and love spoiling our nephew and niece, Jonathan & Adrianna.

      Please see the below Diversity Web Links.  I really enjoyed presenting in May 2018 about The Impact of Unconscious Bias on Diversity & Inclusion and look forward to the next presentation in 2019.  

      Diversity Web Links