Master of Ceremony: Jonathan Lovitz, Senior Vice President of National LGBT Chamber of Commerce
Welcome Remarks by: Nolan N. Atkinson, Jr, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer of the Office of Mayor Jim Kenney; City of Philadelphia
Opening Speaker: Justin G. Nelson, Co-Founder and President of National LGBT Chamber of Commerce
Rapidly shifting local and national demographics, as well as continued globalization, mean that organizations must embrace diversity and inclusion not only as a means to enhance business performance but also as an enabler of innovation and collaboration.
Businesses must make diversity a priority in practice, not just a promise. While there has been significant progress, organizations must do more to ensure everyone is able to achieve their dreams and potential.
Hear from national business leaders, from the private and public sectors, fostering a positive and productive workplace. Although advancement has been achieved, as leaders it is imperative diversity and inclusion are more than goals to strive for – it’s smart business.
Moderator: Sophia Lee, Partner & Chief Officer of Diversity and Inclusion at Blank Rome
Don Welsh, President and CEO, Destinations International
Nina Vaca, Founder, CEO and Chairman of Pinnacle Group