Diversity & Inclusion

Get your ticket for the Junior League of Omaha Midwest Diversity & Inclusion Summit: Women with Ideas. The conference will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2022, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. and will feature a full day of great programming. The summit is in person on the campus of Creighton University. It will include breakouts, keynotes and more!

This conference is open to Junior League members. Members can Register Here!

If you are a Midwest League  interested in sending multiple members from your League please reach out to diversity@jlomaha.org.

Current planned topics for the Summit include:

  • Equity in Action: An Exploration of Past and Present Approaches

  • Challenging Conversations

  • Self-Accountability, Awareness and Action

A look at our Speakers

Morning Keynote | Veta Jeffrey, President and CEO of the Greater Omaha Chamber

Breakout One | Rachel Fox, Wife, Storyteller, Creative, Leader, Coach

Breakout Two | Toni Monette, Training Facilitator at Nelnet and Teaching Artist with the Nebraska Writers Collective

Lunch Panel | Krystal Fox, Moderator; Haley Haas – Anastasis Theatre Co Founder & Artistic Director; Angel Starks – Realtor & first Black woman director of Nebraska Realtors Association; Itzel Lopez – AIM vp of advancement & community relationships, former festival director of Cinco de Mayo; Tena Hahn Rodriguez, Executive Director of Black and Pink

Closing Keynote | Nancy Williams, President and CEO (and Founder) of No More Empty Pots

The Junior League of Omaha understands that diversity & inclusion covers a lot of ground. So our topics will be sure to engage League members at all levels of their journey.  In listening to the previous year’s feedback, there are two breakout sessions that people will get to attend in addition to the keynotes. Breakout sessions will be offered twice in order to allow attendees to hear from every speaker.

Our aim is to create a safe space for people to come together to ask hard questions, share experiences and insights, and learn from one another. We hope you and your League will join us in taking the next step forward together.