Inclusion and diversity are more than buzzwords or boxes for companies to check. It’s good for business.

During the inaugural 2017 Inclusion & Diversity Summit, speakers and experts from around the region empowered individuals and businesses to commit to inclusion and diversity and learn about the business case for I&D.

This year, the 2019 I&D Summit will focus on how to take the information and awareness of inclusion and diversity topics and begin integrating this information into our organizations. The event will feature two keynote speakers, along with breakout sessions and interactive discussions. These experts will share their knowledge, best practices and insights on issues ranging from corporate culture, to supplier diversity, to ROI.

Participants will attend breakout sessions that align with one of four tracks: human resources, leadership/management, small business/organization, or general.

Move your organization forward by being at the forefront of developing an inclusive work environment. As various populations grow, and our nation becomes increasingly diverse, it is imperative for organizations to understand the changing demographics and the impact they will have on your business.

September 4, 2019 
9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Metro Technology Centers 
1900 Springlake Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73111SPEAKERS

2019 Presenting Sponsor: Arvest Bank
Diversity Sponsor: LUXA Enterprises

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Oklahomans gathered at The Bryant Center in Oklahoma City recently for a discussion on diversity.

The event is part of a continuing Inclusion and Diversity series hosted by consulting firm Schnake Turnbo Frank. Its purpose is to explore a variety of topics related to diversity in the community, the workplace and beyond.

February’s luncheon at 2200 N Bryant featured a panel of guest speakers who were asked questions about their experiences with racism in their fields of expertise and ways in which progress could be made.

The panel included Norman Markland, with Pivot; Linh Sasser, with the NAACP; Lauren Turner and Damion Shade, from OK Policy Institute; and Raven Word, with Native Alliance Against Violence.

Discussion ranged from youth homelessness and incarceration rates among people of color and women, to graduation rates and home violence among Oklahomans. A disproportionate number of minorities and women experience higher rates in these measurements.

Read the entire story on our Inclusion & Diversity Consortium at