• BDNKY, INC 2015 Scholarship Announcement

    2015 BDN, Inc. Scholarship Recipients

    Congratulations to Casey Deskins, Guerdine Smith, and Nicholas Watts. From almost 50 applicants, these three amazing students were selected to receive our 2015 BDNKY, Inc. Scholarships. Each student will receive $1000 forwarded directly to their current or future university. You can find more information about each student below.   Ms. Casey Deskins Casey will be attending…

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    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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  • DIVERSITY SPOTLIGHT Featuring This Month's Leader of Diversity and Inclusion

    “I am committed to building relationships with my neighbors to create a thriving area that respects and values the contributions of our elders, that cares about our youth, that is environmentally safe, where residents are healthy, where businesses are investing and where unity is felt from the west to the southwest.” Councilwoman Attica Scott began…

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    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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    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


Raylene Pollio

Raylene Pollio is a Diversity & Inclusion Specialist at Brown-Forman Corporation. She joined Brown-Forman in 1996 and serves on the Steering Committee of company’s Women’s Employee Resource Group (GROW) and is a member of the African American (SPLASH), Latino (COPA) and Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Transgendered (BYOD) employee resource groups. Her prior professional experience includes positions with NTS Corporation and Lane Executive Centers. For more information send an email to raylene_pollio@b-f.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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