• Revolutionary Multi-Racial Dialogue

    Join us in celebrating the life and dreams of an American Icon! Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Revolutionary Multi-Racial Dialogue

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  • Got Privilege?

    For centuries, words like equality, justice and liberty have taken many different forms, definitions and values. Similarly, the definition of what it means to have (or not have) privilege has changed. Before you answer the question, “Got Privilege?” let’s define privilege and discuss what it means to have it; historically and today. Merriam-Webster defines Privilege…

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  • BDN Announces Scholarship Opportunity - Submission Deadline: January 27, 2017

    The Business Diversity Network of Kentucky, Inc. is pleased to award scholarships to deserving, qualified students in the Kentuckiana area. Our organization provides opportunities to advance diversity and inclusion in the community including ways to invest in future leaders. Click here for scholarship application. ABOUT BDNKY, INC.  The Business Diversity Network of Kentucky, Inc. (BDN)…

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  • BDNKY board member, Diane Whitlock recognized by the LGBT Center at the University of Louisville

    Congratulations to BDNKY board member, Diane Whitlock, on being recognized by the LGBT Center at the University of Louisville with the 2016 Ally Award.  Diane is a passionate advocate for all aspects of Inclusion and Diversity.  We are especially proud to see her dedication rewarded in this manner.

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  • The Legacy of The Greatest

    The Business Diversity of Kentucky, Inc.  continues to celebrate the contributions and legacy of The Greatest – Muhammad Ali.   We extend our deepest sympathy to the Ali family.  His contributions represent what we strive to promote. While he was a prizefighter, we must not forget that he was also a great humanitarian and stood for peace, justice…

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  • BDNKY, INC

    BDNKY, Inc. is sponsored by companies who really care about diversity and inclusion, and want to make a difference in the community. We provide educational opportunities and allow businesses to share best practices. Diversity: the art of thinking independently together. Malcolm Forbes

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  • THE BUSINESS DIVERSITY NETWORK

    BDNKY, Inc. is here to as a resource for the community! To better serve, communicate with, and support hundreds of individuals and organizations dedicated to diversity and inclusion, our website and our forums have been designed to keep you informed. Working closely with NIMBUS, our redesigned website features improved navigability, interactivity, upcoming events, updated links…

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  • BDNKY IS PROUD OF OUR BOARD ACCOMPLISHMENTS

    3 Member Companies Achieve DiversityInc Top Honors

    Three of BDNKY’s own Board companies have achieved high honors from DiversityInc. ADP was named #24 on DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies List. Both Humana and Brown-Forman were named on DiversityInc’s 25 Noteworthy Companies.

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Board Members

Debra Walton1

Debra Wells

Debra’s career began at General Motors. She joined Brown-Forman in 1995 as a Manager in charge of training, was promoted to VP of HR and then led the Leadership and Organization Development function until she left in 2005. She later started her own business, New Seasons LLC. In April, 2011, Debra joined LG&E-KU as the Manager of Diversity Strategy. Debra is a 2001 graduate of Leadership Louisville, a Leadership Connector and was voted “Most Admired Woman Business Owner” by Today’s Woman magazine.

For more information, send an email to Debra.Walton@lge-ku.com

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About Us

Currently consisting of twelve member organizations, BDNKY, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 to enhance the cultures of organizations and their communities by promoting an appreciation for diversity and inclusion. To support an ever-changing business model for diversity and inclusion, BDNKY, Inc.’s purpose is accomplished by providing organizations and individuals a forum for sharing diversity initiatives, best practices, and resources. BDNKY, Inc. also hosts diversity-related events and networking opportunities. By sponsoring diversity forums that focus on a variety of diversity initiatives, we enable the exchange of best practices.

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