Community leaders, executives and business owners have the opportunity to explore the case for diversity, equity and inclusion programming in their businesses at the upcoming Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) Summit. The Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Pathways for Inclusive & Equitable Workplaces to host the event, which will take place on Thursday, April 15 from 7:30-9:30 a.m.
The DE&I Summit features keynote speaker Dr. Abdul M. Omari, the founder of AMO Enterprise, which focuses on leadership development and the inseparable ties to equity, inclusion, and diversity.
Following his keynote, Dr. Omari will be joined by Kira Kimball, Pathways to Inclusive & Equitable Workplaces, to moderate a CEO Panel. The CEO Panel includes Joe Bunkers, Gage Brothers; Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin, Augustana University; Michelle LaVallee, Children's Home Society; Joel Sylvester, Five Star Call Centers; and Steve Vlk, Marsh & McLennan Agency. Panelists will answer questions and share their experiences with DE&I programming in their businesses.
A key feature of the DE&I Summit will be the introduction of the DE&I Activator Series. This yearlong curriculum will support businesses seeking to implement DE&I programming in their workplaces.
The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit is free to attend, but tickets are required. Participants can choose to attend in-person at the Sioux Falls Convention Center, or online via livestream. More information and tickets are available at siouxfallschamber.com.