Greenville Chamber to host annual diversity and inclusion event

Deeming diversity and inclusion important to leadership, professional development and personal growth, Greenville Chamber plans its first Diversity and Inclusion Summit from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 17 at the TD Convention Center.

Keynote speakers will be Atira Charles and Bill Proudman.   Contributed image

Deeming diversity and inclusion important to leadership, professional development and personal growth, Greenville Chamber plans its first Diversity and Inclusion Summit from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 17 at the TD Convention Center.

The all-day conference will offer two keynote sessions, a choice of three out of nine workshops, and a networking reception with the theme of “Leverage. Launch. Lead.” Along with learning opportunities, members of the Greenville Center for Creative Arts will create art onsite during the day’s events.

Keynote speakers include Atira Charles, CEO of Think Actuality, who will lead the breakfast session and Bill Proudman, CEO and founder of White Men As Full Diversity Partners, who will present the lunch session.

“Years of experience have taught us that a diverse, inclusive workplace and society doesn’t just happen,” Nika White, senior adviser to the Greenville Chamber's Diversity & Inclusion Initiative, said. “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.”

Approximately 400 participants are expected; to register and obtain a full schedule, visit www.greenvillechamber.org. Attendance qualifies participants for 6.5 professional development credits.

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