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

    “As far back as I can remember I used [various] opportunities to question The Catholic Church’s stance on the role of women. I can remember our second grade classroom and the Pastor explaining to me, over and over again, why women couldn’t be priests. I think children grasp the concept of unfairness really easily, but…

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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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  • Please take some time to read our brief statement in response to the recent Field of Police letter.

    In no way does the following statement attempt to reflect the views of the member organizations.  Instead, the following statement is solely focused on representing the views of Business Diversity Network of Kentucky (BDNKY). BDNKY is mourning alongside the members of Emmanuel AME, the community of Charleston, SC and the nation. BDNKY acknowledges the diversity tensions…

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  • Checkout photos from BDNKY's Scholarship recipients reunion event at GE’s Monogram Experience Center.

    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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  • Learn more about the BDNKY sponsored event Dialogue on Diversity coming this April!

    Bellarmine University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs is proud to host the 5th Annual Dialogue on Diversity conference.   This year the conference will be held on Friday April 1, 2016 on Bellarmine’s campus in Louisville KY. Our theme this year is: SET for Inclusion™ Visit the website to view complete details: http://www.bellarmine.edu/diversity/diversityconference/ Find out more about the event by clicking here:…

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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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Board Members

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Johnnie Rice

Johnnie Rice joined the Louisville Water Company as a Senior Training and Development Specialist in 2001 and has represented the organization on the BDNKY, Inc. since 2005.

She currently chairs the Board Capacity Committee that is responsible for: recruiting, onboarding, and continuing development activities for new and existing board members.

Johnnie is FranklinCovey, DDI, MBTI, and Extended DISC certified.  Her current Organizational Development responsibilities include: performance management, change management, survey design, instructional design and delivery, teambuilding and facilitation.

For more information:

Phone: 502.569.0846

Email: jrice@lwcky.com

Fax: 502.569.0844

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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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