Effenus Henderson is President and CEO of HenderWorks, Inc. (www.henderworks.com)
and Co-Founder and President of Institute for Sustainable Diversity and Inclusion (www.i4sdi.org
). He served as Chief Diversity Officer for Weyerhaeuser Company, Federal Way, Washington until his retirement in December 2013. He has over 40 years of experience in a variety of human resources roles and responsibilities. He is an internationally recognized diversity thought leader and has been invited by numerous companies and international organizations to share his expertise including the U.S. Federal Government’s EPA office, Office of Personnel Management, US Forest Service, State Department and the USDA.
He has addressed members of the General Assembly of the United Nations on intercultural and interreligious diversity, and also addressed a high-level panel of the Alliance of Civilizations in Madrid, Spain in 2008, Istanbul Turkey in 2009, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2010 and Doha, Qatar in 2011. He was a keynote speaker at the 9th
Forum at Fez Morocco (2012, 2013) and at the 2nd
World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue held in Baku, Azerbaijan (2013). He currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the Global Dialogue Foundation.
He currently serves as a member of the United States Technical Committee 260 (human resource standards) for the International Standards Organization (ISO) and serves as convener for Working Group 8 focused on development of global diversity and inclusion standards.
He has received numerous awards and recognition for his work in diversity, equity and inclusion change efforts.