Leaders from business, government, and academia will explore the issues surrounding diversity and inclusion practices as ongoing necessities to create new business opportunities despite the current economic challenges. The conference will feature an interactive, open dialogue regarding:
- the impact that economic volatility has on diversity initiatives
- development of strategies to sustain diversity and inclusion as business imperatives, and;
- best practices for advancing diversity and inclusion in corporate, government, and academic institutions.
The discussion panels will feature thought-leaders from academia and industry who will share in-depth insights on diversity and inclusion practices that are crucial to the success of any organization.
Some of the scheduled panelists include:
Walter Benn Michaels, professor and Chair of the English Department, University of Illinoisat Chicago; LaShana Jackson, director of diversity and inclusion, Aon Corporation, and; Andres Tapia, chief diversity officer and emerging workforce solutions leader, Hewitt Associates.
"Chicago United, along with its collaborative partners, continues its commitment to convening professionals from all sectors to advance diversity and inclusion despite the economic downturn," said
"Although we are facing unprecedented economic times in our country's history, innovation, and diversity are essential elements to remain competitive in business," Rich said. "This event has been designed to put you at the forefront of the discussion on diversity, the economy, and alternative approaches to managing diversity initiatives in today's business environment."
For more information, visit Chicago United's Web site at www.chicago-united.org.
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