Executive Director, Val Jensen receives Diversity & Inclusion Award

 

Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Executive Director, Val Jensen, was honored by Minnesota Lawyer in its first annual Diversity & Inclusion Awards.  The awards celebrated individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to promoting diversity and inclusion in the Twin Cities.  Lauding Val’s efforts, Minnesota Lawyer noted Val’s contribution to the diversity community of the Twin Cities through the significant growth in membership of Twin Cities Diversity in Practice during her tenure as Executive Director.  Minnesota Lawyer also pointed to Val’s efforts to build tool kits to help Twin Cities Diversity in Practice members creates inclusive environments and her work in building meaningful mentorship program.  Twin Cities Diversity in Practice congratulates Val on this significant recognition, and joins Minnesota Lawyer in celebrating her contributions to the diversity and inclusion community in the Twin Cities.

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