The Michigan Chamber Foundation’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) Series seeks to encourage, support and educate employers on the importance of building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace environment. Through meaningful conversations and clear opportunities for action, participants will gain a better understanding of the business case for DE&I, different perspectives and experiences and, regardless of the size of your company, identify ways we can work together to make DE&I a strategic priority.
9:00 a.m. Welcome
9:05 a.m. The Business Case for Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in the Workplace
In the wake of major social and political changes over the past decade, many companies are taking steps to increase DE&I. In this session, we will discuss the business case for DE&I and the substantial research that shows that Diversity brings many advantages to an organization:
- Increase profitability and creativity,
- Stronger governance
- and better problem-solving abilities.
DE&I in the Workplace Panelists
10 a.m. Program concludes