GBC’s Bridging the Gap Committee presents: Racial Equity in the Workplace – Moving from Statements to Action

“The Bridging the Gap mission is to promote a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion here in the Baltimore region. …We’ve had a banner year as a committee and we’ve been able to tackle some tough issues."
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Nominations are now open for the 2020 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards

Each year, through the Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards, the GBC recognizes exceptional majority, minority and, women-owned businesses and executives who nurture the development of minority and women-owned businesses in Greater Baltimore and Maryland. Continue reading

GBC’s Bridging the Gap Committee presents: Starting the Conversation About Race

Starting the conversation can sometimes be the most difficult step. We invite you to join us in this brave space to share your perspectives and experiences and hear from others in the business community. Continue reading

2019 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards Winners Announced

The 2019 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards winners were announced at an awards ceremony on November 18 at the American Visionary Art Museum. Greater Baltimore Committee President and CEO Don Fry opened the event by saying, “The Greater Baltimore Committee is honored to recognize so many outstanding companies and business leaders from the Greater Baltimore Region.” Fry explained the genesis of the Bridging the Gap program, which dates back to … Continue reading

Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards Nominees Announced

The Bridging the Gap initiative is dedicated to evolving the business culture of Greater Baltimore by developing and fostering relationships between majority, minority, and women-owned businesses. In addition to promoting a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all organizations, the Bridging the Gap initiative provides targeted support and programming to help women and minority-owned businesses in Greater Baltimore succeed and grow. Each year, through the Bridging the Gap Achievement … Continue reading

The Daily Record: Diversity — an issue of insiders and outsiders, consultant says

By Tim Curtis October 21, 2019 Corporations should think about the business case for inclusion and diversity, including the potential of lost worker productivity, Steve Robbins told Baltimore business leaders as the keynote speaker at the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit. Robbins takes a science-based approach to diversity and inclusion and uses neuroscience to demonstrate how biases form and how to overcome those biases. “I’ve been doing … Continue reading

The GBC Check-In: Deborah Matz, BTG Committee Member

The GBC spoke with several Bridging the Gap committee members about their thoughts on the GBC’s first annual Bridging the Gap: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit, which takes place on October 21, 2019. Deborah L. Matz, Director of Treasury Management Services, Howard Bank, shared her views about the upcoming event. GBC: Why do you think this is an important conversation to have in the Baltimore region? Deborah Matz: I think Baltimore is really a … Continue reading

Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards Past Winners

The 2020 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards will take place in a virtual ceremony in November. More details to be announced soon. See some of the companies and businesses that have been recognized for previous Bridging the Gap Awards: Categories and winners of the 2019 Bridging the Gap Awards are: Community Impact David A. Rosario State Farm Insurance THG Companies Diversity in Leadership SB & Company, LLC United Way of … Continue reading

The GBC Check-In: Phil Croskey, BTG Committtee Co-Chair

The GBC spoke with several Bridging the Gap committee members about their thoughts on the GBC’s first annual Bridging the Gap: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit, which takes place on October 21, 2019. Committee Co-Chair Phil Croskey, CEO & Co-Founder, MD Energy Advisors and PointClickSwitch.com, was the first to share his insights.  GBC: What can attendees expect from the event? Phil Croskey: Attendees can expect a half-day summit, and … Continue reading

The GBC Check-In: BTG Committee Member Marco V. Ávila

The GBC spoke with several Bridging the Gap committee members about their thoughts on the GBC’s first annual Bridging the Gap: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit, which takes place on October 21, 2019. Marco V. Ávila, President & Chairman of the Board, Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, shared his views about the upcoming event. GBC: Why is your company excited about the Bridging the Gap Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit? … Continue reading