Be Bold: Building a Future that is Inclusive, Diverse and Equitable Together
by Linh M. Sasser, marketing coordinator, OKCNP
Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits Members’ Meeting 2020 focuses on nonprofits being bold in their efforts to make inclusion a priority in those they serve. Nonprofits need to understand what works and what doesn’t as they incorporate anti-racism and equality in the workplace.
The featured speaker at Members’ Meeting will be Kuma Roberts, vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion, Tulsa Regional Chamber. Kuma will share how together we can take steps toward action and strengthen the future of nonprofits by building a diverse, equitable and inclusive community.
Kuma is a Tulsa native, who graduated from Booker T. Washington prior to attending the University of Tulsa, Tulsa Community College and earning her bachelor’s degree in organizational management and communications at Drury University. She has often been a featured speaker at Tulsa events.
Previously, Kuma at a DisruptHR Talks event, called attendees to be bold when she asked, “When do we do that internal gut check when we realize real allyship requires courageous action and might require courageous sacrifice in order to ensure equity for all?”
Kuma, over the course of her nine-year career with Tulsa Regional Chamber, has answered this question as she worked with Tulsa-area businesses by overseeing development and implantation of strategic infrastructure and initiatives that build a sense of belonging across the organization and demonstrate alignment with the Chamber’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
In addition to her work at Tulsa Regional Chamber, Kuma has served on several Tulsa area boards and committees, including The Black Wall Street Times, 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission, Workforce Tulsa, #RacismStinks, Tulsa Area United Way Women’s Leadership Council, Tulsa Urban Debate League, Leadership Tulsa, YMCA of Greater Tulsa, Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma, Dress for Success Tulsa, and LEAD North Program Committee.
“From her work with marginalized communities across the spectrum to her contributions to Tulsa’s recent development as a city focused on diversity, equity and inclusion, Kuma Roberts has done amazing work throughout the state,” said, Johnny Buschardt, senior manager of program delivery, OKCNP, and Members’ Meeting 2020 emcee. “We’re proud to team with her to help bring a message of diversity, equity and inclusion to all of our members and to the nonprofit sector at large.”
Join Kuma, featured speaker, and OKCNP on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, for OKCNP’s Members’ Meeting 2020. Members’ Meeting 2020 is a FREE virtual event. All are invited to attend, registration is required.
For more information and to register visit: https://www.oklahomacenterfornonprofits.org/membersmeeting/