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2018 Diversity & Inclusion Summit and Awards Program

December 5 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am


Event Information

When: Wednesday, December 5th
Place: Crowne Plaza, Warwick
Time:  8:00 – 11am


Organizations are becoming increasingly committed to maintaining an inclusive and supportive work environment.  This year, in addition to the summit, we are recognizing organizations – and one outstanding individual – who are committed to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

The morning will begin with the Summit (see below for more details) followed by an Award Program. Application deadline for the awards program is October 17th (see below to apply).

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Diversity Summit (8-10am)
Learn best practices from some of the top companies who focus on Diversity & Inclusion:

  • Defining Diversity & Inclusion in 2019 and beyond
  • The corporate role of Diversity & Inclusion in the current political climate
  • Overcoming unconscious bias in the workplace
  • Building an inclusive environment through corporate-wide, ongoing initiatives
  • Recognizing the connection with innovation and productivity that a diverse workforce can bring
  • Developing employee retention programs
  • Applying multiple practices and measures to gauge success
  • Challenges to employee recruitment
  • The value of diversity in leadership roles

Panelists to date include:

  • Greg Almieda, Founder & CEO, Global View Communications
  • Randy Martinez, Director, Strategic Diversity Management, CVS Health
  • Kim Lee, VP of Diversity & Inclusion, IGT


The Awards Program (10-11am)

PBN will recognize RI companies and leaders who have made strides in leveraging Diversity & Inclusion to bring to the workplace environment. Share your success stories and apply today!  Recognition awards will be given in the following categories:

– Small Company (fewer than 50 employees)
– Mid-Size Company (50-149 employees)
– Large Company (150-499 employees)
– Enterprise Company (500+ employees)
– Nonprofit/Social Service Agency
– Overall Diversity Champion (an individual)

Apply Today
Application deadline for the awards program is October 17th.

Sponsorship & Exhibitor Table opportunities available. Contact 680-4800 or email Advertising@pbn.com



Crowne Plaza Warwick
801 Greenwich Ave
Warwick,RI02886United States
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