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Diversity Career Resources

The Gerri Ripp Career Center and its staff celebrate and support all Iona students and alumni. We provide resources and services to meet the career development and job search needs of Iona’s diverse student and alumni populations.

General Resources

Professional Diversity Network
Providing diverse communities with a trusted professional network, which pairs members with employers who are serious about building a diverse workforce to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse customer base. ProDivNet makes your job search as productive as possible, because the employers who post on our site are specifically seeking to hire aspiring diverse employees. Our matching technology guarantees that members will secure the very best possible match for their skills, experience and other priority criteria they have listed.

Corporate Diversity Search, Inc.
A nationwide executive search firm specializing in the placement of women and minorities.

Diversity Working
Largest diversity job board available online.

INSIGHT Into Diversity
The oldest and largest diversity magazine and website in higher education today. For over 40 years, INSIGHT Into Diversity has connected potential employees with institutions and businesses choosing to embrace a workforce more reflective of our local and national communities.

National Multicultural Institute
One of the most experienced organizations in the field of diversity training. is driven by its commitment to workforce diversity and quality staffing. Our clients include Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies.

Minority Executive Search, Inc.
They specialize in female and minority job placement.

Equal Opportunity Publications
Diversity recruitment web site that publishes career magazine for women, members of minority groups and people with disabilities.

Social Justice In Action
100 Key websites & organizations – a list of 100 websites and organizations focused on social justice topics of Civil Rights & Community Organizations, Women’s Rights Groups, Health Rights & Advocacy, Elder & disabled Advocacy, as well as other social justice topics such as child advocacy, immigration policy, employment discrimination and legal representation. Diversity Employment Diversity Employment has many links to sites offering a wide variety of information including Fortune 500 companies offering same-sex partner health care benefits and/or sexual orientation nondiscrimination policies.

LGBTQ Resources

Human Rights Campaign
The nation’s most comprehensive and regularly updated database of corporate policies and workplace laws. Search by company for LGBTQ policies, health benefits, etc.

Lambda Legal
Learn about the legal protection for LGBT people and their families.

“NOGLSTP is a national organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people (and their advocates) employed or interested in scientific or high technology fields. NOGLSTP’s goals include educating the scientific and general communities about LGBT issues in science and the technical workplace; educating the queer community about relevant topics in science; dialogue with professional societies and associations; improving our members employment and professional environment; opposing queer phobia and stereotypes by providing role models of successful LGBT scientific and technical professionals; and fostering networking and mentoring among our members.”

Out Professionals
The nation’s largest gay & lesbian networking organization. Annual dues but many benefits include email notices of job openings.

The Transgender Job Bank
The Transgender Job Bank is a free service provided to assist members of the transgender community gain employment and to assist employers in tapping this often overlooked segment of the population.

Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.

Resources for African Americans

Black Career Women (BCW)
An organization that addresses the contemporary issues and concerns of career-oriented black women – realistically, constructively and effectively. Black Career Women is a unique professional resource for corporations, managers and individuals who are committed to developing and supporting successful career strategies and skills for black women.

The Black Perspective
Access news, blogs, helpful articles and an online magazine, career opportunities, and more career resources.

Black Career Network
The Black Career Network’s mission is to provide the African-American community with a trusted professional network, which pairs members with employers who are serious about building a diverse workforce to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse customer base. Black Career Network makes your job search as productive as possible, because the employers who post on our site are specifically seeking to hire aspiring African-American employees.

Black EOE Journal
The employment and entrepreneurship magazine. America’s leading African-American and career magazine.

Pivot Magazine
PIVOT magazine is the premier corporate lifestyle and career development publication for affluent African American corporate professionals.

Resources for Asian Americans

National Association of Asian American Professionals 
The National Association of Asian American Professionals is a non-profit organization that cultivates and empowers Asian & Pacific Islander leaders through professional development, community service and networking.

As the largest and fastest growing API professionals association, NAAAP continues to provide its members with the tools and resources to further career advancements and to empower Asians and Pacific Islanders to become great leaders as well as valuable employees.
In order to achieve our goals, NAAAP offers a diverse range of professional development programs on the local and national level, engages its membership in community service and organizes professional networking events. These may range from a series of panels, workshops and seminars, and web-based sessions and networking.

Goldsea is a large, fully featured magazine site, started in 1998, aimed at Asian Americans. This site publishes interviews and profiles of successful Asian Americans and career outlook.

The first and largest network of its kind, is a truly worldwide, Pan-Asian online community with Asian America at its core. At, Asian professionals can cultivate their careers, connect with people, and be a part of the exploding global Asian community.

Resources for Hispanic Americans

HACU – Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
Thousands of young Hispanics benefit from HACU with internships, scholarships, college retention and advancement programs, precollegiate support, and career development opportunities and programs.

Hispanic Today
Articles, resources and jobs serving Hispanics.
Here’s a site for Hispanic job seekers.
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement
HACE is a national organization with over 22 years of experience developing a pipeline of Latino professional talent from high school to college and on to the professional years. The organization is a non-profit leader in Latino diversity and was awarded the prestigious Brillante Award as “Non-profit of the Year” by the National Society of Hispanic MBA’s (NSHMBA).

iHispano’s mission is to provide the Latino community with a trusted professional network, which pairs members with employers who are serious about building a diverse workforce to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse customer base. iHispano makes your job search as productive as possible, because the employers who post on our site are specifically seeking to hire aspiring Hispanic employees.

Latpro acts as a conduit between the career-focused professional and potential employers. At the heart of our service is an extensive selection of online resources from an online resume database to regularly updated newsletters and tutorials carefully crafted to help multilingual and multicultural professionals find lucrative and rewarding careers with top-level employers throughout the country.

Resources for Native Americans

Native American Jobs
Family-owned and operated business that helps Job Seekers find the job of their dreams, in their home area or nationwide. provides employment opportunities for all people from diverse, indigenous and minority cultures. The website includes Tribal and Non-Tribal Companies across the nation.

Resources for Women

News on Women
A resource with news about the accomplishment of women in business, education, arts and sciences. Also offers a nice area with career news for women.

Women in Business & Industry
Access news, blogs, helpful articles and an online magazine, career opportunities and more career resources.

Women for Hire
A comprehensive array of recruitment services for women.

Feminist Majority Foundation Online
A campaign dedicated to the women's movement, including current news and activities.

Accelerate Progress for Women Through Workplace Inclusion.

Disability Resources

Workforce Recruitment Program
A recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs. Please contact Sara Osorio at for more information.

Americans with Disabilities Act
A Guide for People with Disabilities Seeking Employment.

Bender Consulting Services, Inc.
At Bender Consulting Services’ mission is to recruit and hire to people with disabilities for competitive career opportunities in the public and private sectors. Their robust website has fantastic resources!
Where people with disabilities can gather, network and find success in the workplace with employers.

Job Accommodation Network
A free consulting service designed to increase the employability of people with disabilities by: 1) providing individualized worksite accommodations solutions, 2) providing technical assistance regarding the ADA and other disability related legislation, and 3) educating callers about self-employment options.

National Business & Disability Council
The leading national corporate resource on all issues related to the successful employment and integration of individuals with disabilities into America’s workforce. They offer a nice job lead database and a free resume database open to all college graduates with disabilities. This database is then made available to their members.

New Mobility’s Interactive Café
The largest community on the web for disability news, resources and culture. Check their Jobline for job listings or a place to post your resume.

National Organization on Disability (N.O.D.)
A wealth of resources and information for people with disabilities. While N.O.D. does not offer employment referral nor a job bank, it does offer a great list of employment resources.

We Connect Now
We Connect is dedicated to uniting college students with disabilities in access to higher education and employment issues.