Delaware Small Business Chamber Speaker Series: Why It Makes Sense to Add Diversity and Inclusion to Your Business Model
Date & Time:
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Seminar: Why It Makes Sense to Add Diversity and Inclusion to Your Business Model
Evening Virtual Seminar on Zoom
Why It Makes Sense to Add Diversity and Inclusion to Your Business Model and do business with those that do.
While many people immediately think of race in Diversity and Inclusion initiatives, a truly diverse workplace includes a mix of people of different age brackets, genders, abilities, sexualities and socio-economic backgrounds.
Forbes Magazine said that companies in the top quarter for gender diversity outperform their competitors by 15% and those in the top quarter for ethnic diversity outperform their competitors by 35%.
“In recent years, the value of workplace diversity—seeking out, understanding, and valuing differences between people (race, ethnicity, gender, age, ability, religion, sexual orientation, education, experiences) has been more than demonstrated. When combined with efforts to create a collaborative, supportive, and respectful environment that encourages the participation and contribution of all employees, workplace diversity leads to real business ROI on a number of fronts.”
Presented by Derek M.A. Alexander. – Derek M.A. Alexander is an Associate of JustGetaway2day Travel, a Member of the Delaware Small Business Chamber, and a Business Consultant for the State of Delaware, specializing in Employment, Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy, and ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) training.
The Delaware Division of Small Business, part of the Delaware Department of State, is a service-focused agency committed to supporting businesses starting and growing in Delaware. Small businesses can reach out to the Division for assistance in connecting to the resources and advice to succeed. The Division is a champion for Delaware small businesses and is here to help take companies to the next level.