Thanks to everyone who joined us November 3rd for our 2016 Diversity Summit held at the Holiday Inn Dubuque/Galena!
The Diversity Summit featured interactive Diversity Workshops with dynamic opening and lunch keynote speakers.
The Chamber's goal is to foster meaningful discussions on diversity and inclusivity, as a priority in business and community. Courageous conversations to feed our fundamental need to belong; from our place of business to our place of residence.
Please take time to view our Diversity Toolkit
Diversity and inclusion is an issue which has evolved significantly in the past few years, from an emphasis on racial diversity to an emphasis on diversity of ideas and experiences. Most major companies have diversity and inclusion programs, although these often vary in scope and can focus on different things. Some examples of diversity and inclusion initiatives which are fairly representative of the field include:
- Targeting new hiring to reflect the customer demographics (especially in international markets, this could include age, origin, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation)
- Promoting company resource groups based on age, origin, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation
- Encouraging employees to put forth their ideas for new products to be considered by upper management