According to a National Association of Colleges and Employers survey, 79% of new graduates rate work diversity as “very important.” And truly, it is.
Companies with racially diverse leadership are 35% more likely to outperform their competitors, according to research compiled by Zippia.
The Zippia report also says that 40% of employees want their companies to be more inclusive in hiring members of the LGBTQ+ community.
A 2018 study done by Accenture showed that companies that were inclusive of employees with disabilities saw 72% more productivity, 30% higher profit margins, and 200% higher net income.
If your business is not thinking about your diversity, equity and inclusion policies, procedures and practices, you are falling behind.
During this half-day summit, we will hear from local speakers on a wide variety of topics. We’ll start with an overview of DEI and what it means for your business. We’ll hear from local leaders about how to integrate it into your business from the standpoints of race, gender, sexual orientation and ability. You will gain insights into how to be more inclusive not only in your hiring, but also in your messaging, advertising, and overall mindset as a professional. You will learn how to translate what you learn into actionable steps for your business. This is your chance to ask the tough questions and a safe space to share your current efforts.
This summit is a great fit for anyone working in human resources, marketing, or upper management of organizations of all sizes. Registration will begin at 7:30am and it includes a light breakfast and a lunch. The cost to attend is $35 for members and $45 for non-members.