Terrence DickensonMr. Terrence Dickenson, Enterprise Diversity Team, W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Terrence is a results-oriented Human Resource professional with 22 years of proven performance capabilities in Diversity, Staffing/Recruiting, People Development, and Strategy Design within start-ups, private, and Fortune 500 organizations. Through his experiences, Terrence has been able to take complex situations, and uniquely integrate simple solutions to achieve and deliver optimal results. He has been viewed by some of his colleagues and peers as a goal-oriented, solution driven professional, valued for his ability to integrate diverse personalities and inputs to achieve and deliver solutions. Over the last seven years, Terrence has been an associate on the Human Resource Team at W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.  For most of that time, his primary commitment focused on providing full life-cycle staffing and recruiting expertise across four divisions within the U.S. Region. In a complement to this role, Terrence also worked closely with the Enterprise Diversity Team, where he developed and implemented a diversity sourcing strategy in partnership with the recruiting team.  Today he focuses full-time on diversity efforts, which includes, but is not limited to the following: guiding and supporting affinity networks, facilitating diversity awareness sessions, and driving related strategic initiatives throughout the U.S. region. He is an active member of Gore’s Eastern Diversity Council, the African American Business Network Core Team, and the New Hire orientation team. Terrence received his B.S. Degree in Business Administration, with a Minor in Corporate Communication from Castleton State College in Vermont. He has a Certificate from National Foundation of Teaching Entrepreneurs (NFTE), a Professional Certificate in Training and Employee Development from the University of Delaware, and a Training Certificate from the American Society of Training and Development. In addition, he has been trained in and has administered Behavioral Based Interviewing Techniques (Development Dimensions International – DDI), and has been Six Sigma Certified as a Green Belt. Terrence has been married for 22 years to his wife Monique, and has two daughters, La-Chelle and Dominique.

erika-broadwaterMs. Erika Broadwater, CPC, President, NAAAHR Delaware; Executive Director, Talent Management Team; Talent Acquisition Manager, Nixon Medical

Erika Broadwater has over 18 years of professional Recruitment Management and Talent Acquisition experience and 6 years as of Career Performance Coaching, Leadership Development Consultation, and Motivational Speaking. She is an energetic, results-driven strategic partner focusing her coaching style and sourcing techniques in the areas of Corporate and Executive Recruitment, Talent Acquisition, Employee Development, Networking, and Diversity Initiatives. Erika has worked in the private and public sector throughout her professional career; including IBM, JP Morgan, Accenture, AstraZeneca, VWR International, CBI Group, and DuPont. Her expertise in employee development and training has expanded into career coaching for individuals who are unemployed or underemployed, in job transition or endeavoring entrepreneurial ventures. For more than six years, Erika has been managing Talent Management Team Career Coaching and Leadership Development along with her business partner Terrence Dickenson. Among several awards, certifications and recognitions, Erika has been included in the 2010/2011 Global Directory of Who’s Who Among Professionals; was appointed in 2011 the Chair of President/CEO for the Delaware Chapter of the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR 2012 inception); and will release her first published book titled “I’m Not Divorced, He Is!” Outside of business, Erika enjoys reading, shopping, and spending time with her friends and family. She has held the Office of President for the PTF (Parent Teacher Fellowship) for two terms and a PTF Representative for a total of 10 years at Red Lion Christian Academy. Erika also serves in the Women’s Ministry for more than 9 years, coordinating 11 retreats and conferences for non-profit organizations. Erika received her BS Degree in Business Management at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. Above all, Erika is a dedicated mother to her children, Tre and Mayah.