Incorporating Inclusion: Charlotte, North Carolina
August 31, 2022
8:30 - 11:50 AM

After the events of the past three years, it's critical that businesses foster inclusive cultures to attract and retain top talent and remain competitive. There are practical strategies and tangible benefits for organizations of all sizes to focus on inclusion.

This summer, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is hosting its next series of events to support Incorporating Inclusion—a research and education initiative established to demonstrate the corporate and community value of LGBTQ-inclusive workplaces. These forums are an opportunity for businesses, especially small and medium-sized businesses, and partners to learn how to build inclusive cultures inside and outside their organizations. At these half-day events, we will explore community-specific insights including:

  • What is it about the local community that drives inclusion within the business community? 

  • What are the particular needs of small and medium-sized businesses in the region to become fully inclusive, particularly around LGBT employees and culture? 

  • In each community, what are effective techniques for establishing innovative and authentic inclusion policies and programs, and how can that grow employee and community engagement? 

  • How is the business and LGBT inclusionary landscape different now than it was before 2020? 

  • What are some methods for fostering a more diverse and inclusive corporate culture to help organizations fully realize the power of their employees, value chains, and stakeholders?

These events are designed for leaders across business functions and roles including human resources (HR), diversity and inclusion, legal, corporate citizenship and corporate social responsibility, workforce and talent management, economic development and empowerment, and community partnerships. We welcome attendees from organizations of all sizes looking to learn more from or connect with inclusionary leaders in their community.

Location:
The Terrace at Cedar Hill - 800 Westmere Avenue Charlotte , NC 28208

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Wesley Combs
Wesley Combs
Founder, Combs Advisory Services
Lawrence Bowdish
Lawrence Bowdish
Executive Director, Research and Issue Networks, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Amy Johnson
Amy Johnson
Partner, Financial Services, Moore Van Allen
Steven Johnson
Steven Johnson
Global Director of Culture, Diversity, and Inclusion, Lowe’s Companies
Gina Fambrough
Gina Fambrough
Senior Director, Operations & Performance Diversity, Inclusion & Equity, Novant Health
Shanique Streete
Shanique Streete
Director, Corporate Relations and Strategic Partnerships, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Lara Nichols
Lara Nichols
Vice President, State and Federal Regulatory, Legal Support, Duke Energy
Justin Taylor
Justin Taylor
Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont
Jacob Virgil
Jacob Virgil
Director of Strategic Development, NoDa Brewing Company