The vast benefits of a richly diverse workforce are well documented. According to the Harvard Business School, organizations which are represented with the greatest ethnic, racial, gender, and sexual orientation see financial returns above the average across their respective industries. For meetings and events to be a productive and vital extension of an organization’s success, diversity must first be considered as a strategic and deliberate objective. And it’s not just the diversity of demographics that needs to be deliberated; true diversity includes a wide range of thought and learning styles as well.
Deep diversity isn’t only about who is invited to attend the meeting or event. It is also about who is given roles of participation, content delivery and leadership. This is where true inclusion thrives.
In this webinar, we will hear from top planner experts who are vested in supporting education to help others better understand:
- Common gaps, mistakes and assumptions in meeting diversity
- Actionable ways to apply a diversified lens to all aspects of your meeting
- How your meeting location can support greater inclusion
- Setting objectives and applying metrics for measurement
CMM, Chief Event Strategist, Perfection Events
Mazda leads the Perfection Events team with a passion for result and close to 20 years of experience designing and executing high impact meeting and events. Her keen ability to partner with business leaders to produce programs that deliver strategic results has been the key to continued success. She holds a Certification in Meeting Management, and she is President of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Greater Philadelphia Chapter, additionally supporting many other charities and causes through volunteerism and mentorship.
CMP, DES Chief Events Officer, Antwone Stigall & Company and International Chair, Diversity & Inclusion Task Force for MPI
Formerly known as West Wing Events an award-winning meeting and event design, production, and management company, Antwone Stigall & Co. is like hiring three agencies in one as they are a one-stop shop industry leader, specializing in event production, meeting planning and design. Antowne was Vice President of the Western Region for Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and currently serves as MPI’s International Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force.