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Minnesota Career Development Association

Diversity & Inclusion

MCDA believes that people from various backgrounds bring innovative viewpoints and perspectives that enrich our community. A diverse and inclusive community is important and valuable to our membership and stakeholders because varied perspectives drive progress.

About the Diversity and Inclusion Committee: The role of the Diversity Committee is to make recommendations regarding diversity within the Association. The committee reviews the status of diversity within the organization, recommends methods for enhancing diversity, and advises on how the association can better meet the needs of its diverse membership and its stakeholders.

Mission: The mission of the MCDA Diversity and Inclusion Committee is to mirror the richly diverse clients we serve, foster and leverage diversity and inclusion to advance excellence in the field of career development.

Vision: The vision of the MCDA Diversity and Inclusion Committee is for every person to use their unique backgrounds, talents and experiences, to come together to ensure the committee understands and celebrates our differences and similarities.

Values: Inclusion/Access | Community | Learning/ Education


MCDA is committed to ensuring inclusion and social justice for all persons in the membership, leadership and activities of MCDA regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, disability, country of origin, field of research, socio-economic status, religion, age, marital or partner status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We reject absolutely all forms of hatred and discrimination.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or feedback, please contact a member of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

Simona Suen at
Beth Glassman at