How to Embark on your Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Journey

Date and Time
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
6:30pm— 8:00pm
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This event is cohosted by Wharton Club of the National Capital Region (WCNCR)

Date and Time: Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8 pm EDT on Zoom

Logistics: Upon receiving your registration we will email you the Zoom details 24-48 hours prior to the event. Registration will close at 12 noon on May 25, 2021

Ticket Pricing:

$5 for Supporting Member*
$10 for Basic Member**
$10 for All Other Guests 
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This interactive session, facilitated by Cheryl Green Rosario, Founder of CGR Consulting, a firm focused on diversity, equity and inclusion and philanthropy, will provide a better understanding of the concepts of diversity, equity and inclusion as well as take us through exercises to help recognize our unconscious biases, microaggressions and privilege and in doing so, create a more inclusive culture in our workplaces and beyond.

Through language, polling and breakout sessions, Cheryl will create an evening that will inform us, challenge us and create authentic conversations around these topics. For those who care about advancing equity and social justice personally, in your workplace, or simply want the tools to contribute to this very important social and cultural moment in our lives, this workshop will help you explore that framework and start the process of your diversity and inclusion journey.

Our Speaker: Cheryl Green Rosario

Cheryl Green Rosario, is a visionary leader with a proven track record in supporting excellence in corporate social responsibility, family foundations and nonprofit arenas. Cheryl develops and drives strategic programs with social impact.

Cheryl started her own consulting business, CGR Consulting, in May 2019 to further her impact. With over 25 years working in the corporate social responsibility, foundation and nonprofit arena, with a diversity, equity and inclusion lens, she brings a wealth of experience to creating real change. Her recent projects have included co-lead for the NYC Small Business Ecosystem Project, focused on small business owners of color, supporting the disability community, and diversity assessments for organizations to aid building a more inclusive culture. Cheryl also works with a donor advised fund focused on uplifting women and girls.

Prior to her own consulting business, she served as Vice President of Social Responsibility (SR) at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts in areas of Diversity & Inclusion, Human Rights, Philanthropy and Sustainability. Before joining Wyndham, Cheryl was the Executive Director of The ZAC Foundation, where she led the vision and built the infrastructure to develop the foundation as a leader in the field of water safety.

Previously as Director, Philanthropy at American Express for 10 years, she led the strategic direction and grantmaking for the Arts & Culture & Historic Preservation portfolios. Prior to joining American Express, Cheryl worked at Morgan Stanley in its Community Affairs division and managed a Board Leadership program for Time Warner. In addition to her corporate and foundation experience, Cheryl has over 12 years of nonprofit experience.

Cheryl is an active member of the funding community through organizations like Council of NJ Grantmakers and a mentor with Philanthropy New York. She is the Vice-Chair of the Art Beyond Sight Board and member of the JBWS (formerly Jersey Battered Women’s Services) Board. Cheryl is also an alum of Coro’s Leadership New York.

Cheryl is a sought-after speaker in social responsibility and diversity arenas. Most recently, speaking about Corporate Social Responsibility in 5 different cities across China and Malta for the US Department of State.
Cheryl’s articles on issues related to DEI and philanthropy have been featured in Huffington Post, Tap Into Westfield and American Chamber of Commerce in China magazine.

She has her MPA with an emphasis in Nonprofit Management from New York University and a BS in Mass Communications from Virginia Commonwealth University. Cheryl lives in NJ with her husband and two children.

To learn more about Cheryl and her work, please visit her website:

*A SUPPORTING (Dues-Paying) WCNJ MEMBER: Any Wharton or University of Penn alum who is a dues-paying member of the Wharton Club of NJ in one of the following categories:

• New Graduate (1st Year after Graduation) or Current Student
• Young Alum (between 1 and 5 years after Graduation)
• Standard 1-Year Member
• Dual WCNJ-Penn Metro Club of NJ Member
• Dual WCNJ-Wharton Health Care Management Alumni Association Member

**A BASIC WCNJ MEMBER: Any Wharton or University of Penn alum living or working in New Jersey who is a non-dues-paying member.

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