About the Event

2020 Inclusion Summit

Championing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Inside and Out
August 26th– 27th, 2020

Research shows that even just the presence of physical diversity results in better performance. It’s also the fact that companies that lack diversity are being called out publicly, and may even be losing business, not to mention falling behind when it comes to recruiting.

As in any transformation effort, brand and culture are intimately connected. The products and services you put into the world reflect your values, and your biases.

In the journey toward building a more inclusive organization, it’s important to consider the relationship between what’s happening inside and outside your company. What is your brand saying about who you are as a culture? In what ways is your employee base not congruent with your customer base? What experiences are being left out or misunderstood?

The 2020 Inclusion Summit will address the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion as not just organizational initiatives or programs, but as something that has the power to transform society at large by producing behavior change. Join our expert speaking faculty as they share strategies that can impact the way your entire organization operates, and the individual ways of working, communicating, contributing and even just being in the world.

Over the past decade, more people have begun to openly acknowledge that their identities don’t fit in with existing conceptions of gender, race, and ethnicity. The way we see ourselves has evolved to better reflect the nuances and complexities of being human. “He” and “she” are no longer the only acceptable pronouns.

It is becoming more widely understood that racial and ethnic identities can change across time and place. Yet, most businesses remain behind these societal changes. Organizational categorization systems (institutionalized approaches used to sort and organize people into demographic groups) have tended to reflect longstanding cultural norms that treat the world as a simple, binary place.

When it comes to the future of business and the workplace, the only constant is change. While demographic shifts are transforming the workforce and consumer base, technology is also presenting new opportunities to improve employee engagement and the customer experience. This shift is already changing the demands on businesses and employers to make their workforces and brands more representative and inclusive. There is a strong business case for the benefits of a diverse workforce, supported by a growing body of evidence.

Ethnic and cultural diversity has been associated with increased revenue and productivity. There is a strong correlation between corporate financial performance and women’s representation on boards. Organizations that hire persons with disabilities have shown improvements in profitability and competitive advantage.


Learn About:

  • Removing gender bias from performance management
  • Optimizing diversity recruiting
  • Creating or revamping your D&I strategy
  • Addressing the cultural factors behind sexual harassment
  • Engaging a multicultural and multigenerational workforce
  • Leveraging workforce diversity to attract diverse consumers
  • Employing people with disabilities
  • Challenging ageism
  • Sustaining management engagement and accountability
  • Building equity and sustainability through community investment


Get In Touch With Us

Vendor Attendance and Sponsorship

If you are a vendor, consultant or solution provider and wish to attend or inquire about partnership opportunities, please contact:
Berthony Poux
✉ events@sharedxpertise.com

Speaking Opportunities

If you are interested in presenting at the event, please contact:
Tanisha Campbell
215-606-9552 ext 119
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Registration Assistance and Group Discounts

If you need help registering, or want to inquire about group discounts, please contact:
Diana Saborio
267.319.8424 ext 146
✉ events@sharedxpertise.com