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    Name: Diversity Summit
    Date: September 22, 2020
    Time: 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
    Registration: Register Now
    Event Description:
    The 2020 Diversity Summit goes beyond a simple understanding of what diversity means and why it matters with its theme "Leadership that Transcends: Diversity, Unity and Shared Prosperity". The event will drill down on specific actionable topics, including the impact and importance of leadership when it comes to:
    • Managing and growing a business with diversity, inclusion and equity as core values.
    • Developing, attracting and retaining talent and workforce development.
    • Creating spaces and opportunities for diversity, inclusion and equity in communities and workplaces and spaces that are intentional in creating and spreading opportunity for prosperity.
    The 2020 event will also spotlight changes in the wake of COVID-19 with discussions on post-pandemic organizational flexibility that will explore how office location and remote work affect diversity and inclusion.

    Agenda at a Glance:
    Welcome - 8:45 a.m.
    Chamber Chairman Arthur DuCote

    Opening Session - 9:00 a.m. 
    The Equality of OpportunityRick Wade, VP Strategic Alliance & Outreach, US Chamber of Commerce  
    Plenary Session - 9:35 a.m. 
    Developing Your Future Workforce - Brooks Harper, Author/Speaker/Career Expert 
    Concurrent Sessions - 10:25 a.m.
    • Educating the Workforce of the FutureJoylee S. Cain, Cofounder and CEO, WeeCat Industries and WildCat Industries and Director, Special Education, Enterprise City Schools; Deborah Owens, Cofounder and President, WeeCats Industries and WildCat Industries
    • "Charting the Course" - Creating Your Roadmap to SuccessRodrigua Ross, VP, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas
    • Workplace: Navigating in a Disruptive World - Panel Discussion: Wade Preston, Co-Owner, Prevail Union Montgomery, Ashley Jernigan, Owner, JDB Hospitality LLC, and Felix Gilbert, Program Manager at Fearless & Owner, XCell.
    Keynote - 11:10 a.m. 
    Intentional Leadership - Carla Harris, Vice Chairman, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor, Morgan Stanley
    Event Sponsors:

    Presenting Sponsor

    • Martha's Place

    Speaker/Book Sponsor

    Gold Sponsor

    • Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, LLC

    Silver Sponsors

    • Alabama Industrial Development Training
    • Alabama Power Company
    • Alabama State University
    • Auburn University at Montgomery
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
    • Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, Inc.
    • MOBIS Alabama, LLC
    • Spire
    • Troy University

    Small Business Diversity Workshop Sponsors

    • Balch & Bingham LLP
    • Liberty Bank & Trust
    Date/Time Information:
    Tuesday, September 22, 2020
    8:45am - 12:00pm

    Contact Information:
    Bonnie Evans 334-240-9299
    $60 - Chamber Member
    $75- Nonmember
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  • Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce
    600 S. Court St, P.O. Box 79
    Montgomery, Alabama 36101
    Tel: 334.834.5200   Fax: 334.265.4745

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