Celebrating Diversity Through Black History with KLN, CMCP, and ACC!

Please join KLN Consulting Group, the California Minority Counsel Program, and the SF Bay Area Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel for our annual Black History Month Celebration hosted by and at Reed Smith LLP in Downtown San Francisco on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 11:45am.


Our keynote speaker will be David Kelly, General Counsel for the Warriors, who will talk about his personal experience, diversity in sports, and the role of lawyers effecting change.

Please visit http://bit.ly/14XeIyU to RSVP.


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Panelist at BASF’s Barristers Annual Meeting

Barristers Conference


I am looking forward to being a speaker on the “Why Incorporating Diversity Into Your Strategic Branding Benefits Both You and the Legal Profession” panel.  If you would like to attend, please visit  http://www.sfbar.org/calendar/eventdetail.aspx?id=B137320/B137320

Celebrating Diversity Through Black History with the CMCP, BWL, & KLN

Celebrating Diversity
Through Black History

Networking Lunch & Black History Month Celebration for attorneys, other professionals and business leaders

Keynote Speaker: Vanessa Washington
Senior Executive Vice President,
General Counsel & Secretary
Bank of the West

Come celebrate Black History Month, enjoy a soul food lunch, and hear Vanessa Washington share her thoughts on Black History and the legal profession.

Networking Lunch & Black History Month Celebration
Friday, February 8, 2013 – 11:45am – 1:30pm
SNR Denton
525 Market Street
26th Floor
San Francisco , CA
CMCP and BWLNC Members: No Cost
Non-Members: $25.00
Lunch will be served
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An Inspirational Diversity and Leadership Conference

By: Kevin L. Nichols

(BERKELEY, Calif.)  February 2-3, 2012.  The California Diversity Council held its 3rd Annual Diversity and Leadership Conference at the University of California, Berkeley.  The event was sponsored by Jack in the Box, VISA, and U.C. Berkeley.  The mistresses of ceremony were Stephanie Cruz (Fox 40 News Anchor in Sacramento) and Darla Givens (News 10 Anchor also in Sacramento).

The first day of the conference began with a welcome by National Diversity CEO and Fonder of the California Diversity Council, Dennis Kennedy, followed by words by U.C. Berkeley Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau.  Then 22 of California’s Most Powerful and Influential Women were honored and awarded (see http://bit.ly/AyRP5l for the list of awardees).  The remainder of the day involved thought provoking and empowering workshops on various topics such creating success, strategic leadership, and managing your career.  Donna Brazile gave a rousing keynote address.

Day two was very similar, with awards being administered to California’s Multicultural Leaders, workshops regarding diversity best practices, GLBT roundtable, and politics.  Dr. Cornel West presented a captivating keynote address which concluded the conference.

This was one of the most amazing compilations of thought leaders and exchange of ideas that I have ever experienced.  I was moved and humbled by the spectrum of information that was displayed and the sincerity of all that shared their ideas.  I cannot wait until next year’s conference, which I am sure will be bigger and better.

Please visit http://bit.ly/As3JHq for a slideshow of the conference.  Please leave a comment or share!

Kevin L. Nichols is the Principal of KLN Consulting Group located in San Francisco, which specializes in
Litigation, Diversity and Business Development/Social Media consulting.

For more information, please visit http://www.klnconsultinggroup.com.

Copyright 2012   KLN Publishing, LLC   All rights reserved.

Kevin L. Nichols on Comcast Newsmakers/CNN Headline News

Veteran news anchor, Barbara Rodgers, interviews the Executive Director of the California Diversity Council, Kevin L. Nichols for Comcast Newsmakers, which will air on CNN Headline News