MILWAUKEE, Jan. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ManpowerGroup ( NYSE: MAN), the world's workforce expert, today hosted the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce's 2nd Annual LGBT Business Diversity Summit at its global headquarters in Milwaukee. ManpowerGroup Elevate, the company's LGBT business resource group, was this year's presenting sponsor.
During the event, attendees had the chance to network with other business professionals from around the state, participate in business breakout sessions and hear about the importance of diversity in the workplace from keynote speaker Chris Courtemanche, LGBT Community Outreach Program Manager for the Central Intelligence Agency. Representatives from Wisconsin's 10 largest companies supported the event, along with many leading employers from throughout southeastern Wisconsin.
"The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber is extremely thankful for ManpowerGroup's sponsorship of today's LGBT Business Diversity Summit," said Jason Rae, executive director, Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce. "Because of their continued support, we were able to bring together more than 150 business owners and corporate professionals from around the state to give them the tools and resources they need to be even more successful. ManpowerGroup has shown a deep commitment to engaging and supporting a diverse business community in Wisconsin and today's Summit was just another example of that. We could not do the work we do without having strong corporate partners like ManpowerGroup."
"When all employees feel empowered to be their best selves in the workplace, everyone wins," said Michail Takach, ManpowerGroup Elevate founder and chair. "In partnership with the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce and Workplace Alliance, ManpowerGroup has been a forerunner in creating inclusive workplace culture based on trust, confidence and honesty. We are honored to join representatives of Wisconsin's leading companies, as well as national agencies, in building a better world of work for LGBT+ individuals."
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About the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce
The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce is an organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and LGBT-allied businesses, corporations and professionals throughout the state of Wisconsin. It offers networking opportunities, business development efforts within the LGBT community, and educational programming to its members. The organization has more than 350 members from around the state. More information can be found online at: www.wislgbtchamber.com.
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