The Maryland Chamber Foundation launched a six-part webinar series showcasing best practices for developing strategies to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. The series, sponsored by BGE, features business leaders from high-profile companies who are driving systemic change in their own organizations and communities. No matter the industry, diversity and inclusion have to be a business imperative—a core part of a company’s collective purpose.
“Our goal through this series is to provide ideas and best practices that any size business can take back to their own organization and easily implement,” said Christine Ross, president and CEO of the Maryland Chamber Foundation and the Maryland Chamber of Commerce.
“While we acknowledge that the business community does not have all the answers for solving the racial divide, we are prepared to listen, learn and take the proactive steps necessary to create meaningful change in the workplace and beyond” said Ross. “Together, we can ensure that equality, diversity and the business imperative for inclusion in the workplace are at the forefront of our discussions and actions. We want to thank BGE for partnering with us on this important project.”
Established in 1987 and revived in 2017, the Maryland Chamber Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization focused on ensuring that Maryland is a place where people are proud to live and work, and on researching issues important to Maryland: the economy and business climate, the talent pipeline, and the educational and workforce development needs to fill that pipeline. As the research and development arm of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce (MDCC), the Foundation uses data-driven research to help drive MDCC’s grassroots advocacy efforts and implement premier education and workforce development initiatives.
Webinar #1 | July 20, 2020 | The business imperative for equity and inclusion in the workplace
No matter the industry, diversity and inclusion have to be a business imperative—a core part of a company’s collective purpose. Attendees will learn how BGE, an Exelon company, has built an environment that unlocks the potential of diversity and ensures that the best ideas and practices can emerge and be embraced. By integrating alternative perspectives, companies gain additional insight into how to solve problems, innovate and meet the needs of its customers and communities. Ultimately, these benefits impact your regulatory compliance and workplace culture. Click here to view the past event webpage.
Webinar #2 | September 2020 | Reducing bias in the workplace through hiring, retention, development, and promotion
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