Greenville Chamber announces diversity and inclusion summit

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The Greenville Chamber of Commerce will hold its first diversity and inclusion summit at the TD Convention Center next week.

The summit, called “Leveraging Human Difference: A Strategic Priority for Business Success and Community Prosperity,” will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the TD Convention Center on Tuesday, Oct. 17.

“Years of experience have taught us that a diverse, inclusive workplace and society doesn’t just happen,” said Nika White, senior advisor to the chamber’s diversity and inclusion initiatives. “As we look to the future of our marketplace and workforce, we recognize that huge demographic shifts are happening that impact our business model and require a new way of conducting business and ensuring community prosperity.”

The summit will feature two keynote sessions, workshops, and a networking reception, according to a press release. Dr. Atira Charles, CEO of Think Actuality LLC, will lead the breakfast keynote session. Bill Proudman, founder of White Men as Full Diversity Partners, will lead the lunch keynote session.

Attendees will be able to participate in three of nine workshops that explore a variety of topics related to diversity and inclusion:

  • Art of Conversation: Using Vocal Art to Advance Inclusion
  • Breakthrough Brain Science Approaches for Gender Inclusion and Advancing Women’s Leadership
  • Latino Immigrants Making an Impact: Challenges and Opportunities in the South and Nationwide
  • Leading Bravely: Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Leading with Vision: Leveraging and Inclusion-minded C-Suite to Advance Profitability
  • LGBTQ Inclusion: Finding Commonality in Our Multiple Identities
  • Measuring Corporate Commitment Through Executive Leadership
  • Navigating Four Generations in the Workplace
  • Subtle Discrimination: Being Aware of Unintended Offenses
  • The Art of Unmasking: Identities Impact One’s Workplace and Life Experiences
  • The Role of White Men in Equity and Inclusion

The Greenville Chamber is expecting approximately 400 attendees.

Registration was set at $100 for chamber investors and $125 for all others. After Oct. 3, the registration price increased by $50. Registration, the full schedule, and additional information can be found online at greenvillechamber.org.

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