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Stephanie Dvoroznak — A Champion for Equality and Inclusion

For Stephanie Dvoroznak, Dental4Health® program director, being on the inaugural inclusion council means having the opportunity to influence a cause she is passionate about — advocating for the promotion and betterment of a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Stephanie says, “People come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. While these attributes may be different, the commonality is the same. Everyone deserves the same chance despite their differences.” As a member of the inclusion council, she hopes to teach others “to approach everything they do without judgment. Experience people for who they are, not what they are.”

We asked Stephanie what woman has been most influential to her regarding women's history. She said, “Susan B. Anthony inspires me and is a woman who continues to inspire women today.” Anthony, an American social reformer and women's rights activist, played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement and dedicated her life to women's rights. Historical figures Stephanie would like to meet include Abraham Lincoln and Harriet Tubman. Stephanie said, “I'd love for Abe and Harriet to meet one another and listen to them talk about their lives. Abe promoted the 13th Amendment, which outlawed slavery, while Harriet, born into slavery, later escaped and became a political activist.”

As she progresses on her own diversity and inclusion journey, Stephanie hopes “to learn more about what this journey has been for others.” She also said, “I want to be able to help teach others to fully understand why diversity and inclusion are so important for the continued growth of our world, children, schools, and workplaces.”