NAA to Host Second Annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awareness Week

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ARLINGTON, VA | October 6, 2022 – The National Apartment Association (NAA) will host its second annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awareness Week October 10 – 13, 2022.

This year’s awareness week, generously sponsored by Entrata, will unite rental housing industry professionals from across the country to collaborate on sustaining and improving diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and beyond. The event will build off the successes of last year’s inaugural awareness week, which focused on the lessons of storytelling, allyship and leadership.

“Cultivating a diverse, equitable and inclusive industry undoubtedly benefits everyone, and this enduring goal remains a key priority for NAA,” said Bob Pinnegar, NAA President and CEO. “This weeklong event provides an opportunity for rental housing professionals to network and collaborate on innovative solutions to foster a stronger industry long-term.”

NAA’s 2022 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awareness Week will revolve around four interactive webinars:

  • Creating a Standard: Supporting an Intergenerational Workforce (October 10, 2:00 PM ET) Individuals from different generations often have mutually beneficial perspectives on work and the world. Join Lorri Oliver and Jesse Miller as we learn how to create a standard for and enhance your company’s unified and inclusive company culture by confronting ageism and building bridges amongst every generation in your workplace. 
  • Unmasking Microaggressions (October 11, 2:00 PM ET)
    Snap judgments are easy to make, but microaggressions may negatively impact your interactions within the rental housing industry. Join Dr. Ryan Wagner as we learn how to identify, mitigate and cope with microaggressions.
  • Leadership’s Role in Promoting Workplace Inclusivity (October 12, 2:00 PM ET)
    The negative emotions associated with being excluded in social settings can be difficult to resolve. Join Ebony Butler as we discuss ways to promote inclusion, cultivate belonging for all and demonstrate leadership’s pivotal role in creating safe and encouraging spaces for employees.  
  • Building a Foundation for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (October 13, 2:00 PM ET)
    Events over recent years have dramatically raised the awareness of, and interest in, the topics of diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. Join Jen Piccotti and Camron Shelton to learn some initial insights gained from the 2022 NAA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Survey.

A full listing of this year’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awareness Week webinars and initiatives is available here, and registration is free.


About NAA
The National Apartment Association (NAA) serves as the leading voice and preeminent resource through advocacy, education, and collaboration on behalf of the rental housing industry. As a federation of 141 state, local and global affiliates, NAA encompasses over 92,000 members representing more than 11 million apartment homes globally. NAA believes that rental housing is a valuable partner in every community that emphasizes integrity, accountability, collaboration, community responsibility, inclusivity and innovation. To learn more, visit NAA thanks its strategic partners Lowe’s Pro Supply, Yardi and The Home Depot.