Diversity, Inclusion and Workflex Director

Position Description and Duties

The Diversity, Inclusion, and Workflex Director is responsible for assisting members and chapters in valuing diversity in SHRM, our member companies and in the workplace in general.

State Director


  1. Attend all State Council meetings and actively participate in Council matters.
  2. Educate members to increase awareness of diversity issues and provide resources, including best practices information, to help them manage diversity in their own workplaces.
  3. Participate in outreach activities to increase diversity among the SHRM membership and volunteer leadership.
  4. Develop and coordinate recognition for diversity-related activities at the State level and the chapter level, including the coordination of the Chapter Diversity Award and the state level Diversity Award.
  5. Assist local chapters with their diversity efforts and activities, such as diversity-related programming.
  6. Participate in Core Leadership Area (CLA) events, including the SHRM National Leadership Conference, the National SHRM Diversity Conference, and state-level conferences, to obtain and share news and ideas.
  7. Utilize National SHRM resources as needed.
  8. Encourage Council members to participate in or view volunteer leader diversity-related webcasts
  9. Serve as the contact for the Council's When Work Works Community Partnership and maintain the relationship, including promoting the award and coordinating the awards event.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned by State Director.
  • SHRM membership in good standing required.
  • SHRM certification preferred.
Serves a one-year term beginning with the first day of January and ending the last day of December. May be reappointed for two additional terms for a total service of three years.

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Contact Information

Choua Yang

Susan Varghese
Diversity, Inclusion and Workflex Director
Madison College
Ph: (703) 203-1931


Susan Varghese has over 12+ years of experience in Human Resource and Business Education. She has worked for Technology companies, healthcare staffing and government consulting firms in various capacities. She is currently working at Madison College as Faculty (PT) in the School of Business & Applied Arts teaching Human Resources. She also is the Managing Member of AlphOmega- a boutique consulting firm that specializes in HR consulting.

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