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Yvette is an experienced Senior Leader Of Community and Government Relations with a demonstrated history of working in the utilities industry. She is also skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Coaching, Microsoft Word, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Event Management. Strong community and social services professional with a Bachelor of Science focused in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences from the University of Florida.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:
  • How Yvette’s career journey brought her into the field of diversity and inclusion work
  • How Gainesville Regional Utilities works to strengthen their diversity and inclusion from the top leadership down
  • How the larger utility industry has traditionally failed to embrace diversity and inclusion, and how that’s changing
  • What challenges Yvette has faced in championing diversity and inclusion, and how she overcame them
  • Why a public agency like a utility should be reflective of the diversity in the community it serves
  • Why GRU wants to be a voice in the community, and why inclusion and equity are vitally important to that goal
  • What advice Yvette has for others working to improve their own organizations’ diversity and inclusion
  • Why it’s important to remember why you’re doing the diversity and inclusion work you’re doing
  • Why Yvette is passionate about the work she does, and why she believes it’s so important
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