- October 21, 2019
11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Join the GBC for the inaugural Bridging the Gap Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit!
This informative half-day event will bring together majority, minority and women-owned businesses and civic organizations to discuss strategies for transforming the culture within your business and across the broader community to be more diverse, equitable and inclusive.
Keynote speaker Dr. Steve Robbins will discuss: “Your Brain is Good at Inclusion … Except When it’s Not.”
A thought leader and innovator, Dr. Robbins’ unique, science-based approach to inclusion and diversity has captured wide acclaim from audiences and organizations across the United States. The core of his work is about understanding human behavior and leveraging human differences in an ever-changing, fast-paced world. He is the creator of the video training series “Inclusion Insights” and the author of “What If? Short Stories to Spark Inclusion & Diversity Dialogue.” Dr. Robbins earned an undergraduate degree in Communication from Calvin College, and a masters and doctorate in Communication Science from Michigan State University.
Workshop topics to be offered concurrently:
1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
A. The Business Case for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
B. Leveraging Access to Financial and Social Capital
3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
C. Diversity Crossfire Session: Gender Bias
D. Beyond Black and White: Recognizing and supporting the growing Hispanic and Latino Community in the Greater Baltimore Region
When: Monday, October 21, 2019
Registration: 11:30 a.m.
Lunch with keynote speaker Dr. Steve Robbins: Noon-1 :15 p.m.
Concurrent Workshop Sessions: 1:30-2:45 p.m.
Concurrent Workshop Sessions: 3:15-4:30 p.m.
The Exchange Reception (networking): 4:30-6 p.m.
Where: University of Maryland Baltimore, SMC Campus Center, 621 W. Lombard St., Baltimore, Md., 21201
Cost: $85 GBC members and Md. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce members, $125 non-GBC members
Please note: More information on workshops will be announced soon.
For event information, contact Adrea Turner, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Senior Policy Advisor, at 410-727-2820, ext. 46.
For sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, GBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820, ext. 40.
Luncheon Sponsor: Legg Mason
Champion for Diversity Sponsor: Howard Bank