Star Jones is no doubt a power woman in business, and her latest career accolade has just made her resume that much more impressive.
As the National Association of Professional Women president and national spokesperson, Jones has just been appointed the new role of president of the Professional Diversity Network. Her new position comes on the heels of a recent merger between NAPW and PDN, which will work to add more women and minorities to the workforce.
“We are pleased to announce that our merger with NAPW is complete and we are now one company working together to provide enhanced recruitment solutions for our clients by leveraging our proprietary employment software technologies, offering greater employment opportunities for our over 3 million users through our extensive network of diversity recruitment partnerships, and increasing shareholder value for our loyal stockholders through this accretive and highly synergistic merger,” said Jim Kirsch, CEO of PDN, in a news release.
Jones, who is known as a prominent African American lawyer, says that she will dedicate her work in her new position to champion more professional opportunities for all Americans.
“As President of PDN, I will continue to lead a team dedicated to supporting and advocating for women and all diverse Americans utilizing the collective strength of our affiliate companies, members, partners, technology, and unique proprietary platform to set the standard in business diversity recruiting, networking and professional development for women, minorities, veterans, LGBT and disabled persons nationally,” said Jones.
Joining Jones on PDN’s board of directors is Matthew Proman, Randi Zuckerberg, and Donna Brazile.