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.
Establishing a culture of employee volunteerism and corporate social responsibility (CSR) at any organization is one of the most effective ways to increase your impact on the community, boost employee morale, and create an environment that enables your teams to thrive. Get inspired by a conversation led by experts in employee engagement. You’ll hear from leaders as they share insight into what makes their programs successful, emerging CSR trends, and innovative solutions to jumpstart your employee participation.
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 their customers and communities. Ultimately, these benefits impact your regulatory compliance and workplace culture. Click here to view the past event webpage.
From hiring to promoting, hear from representatives at Comcast key insights on how companies focus on reducing bias in the workplace and create inclusive cultures that support retention and employee engagement. This webinar will cover best practices to help ensure organizations are poised to deliver excellence in the workplace. Panelists will discuss tools to promote inclusion, foster a corporate culture that prioritizes equity, and best practices to create opportunities for teams to communicate and grow internally and externally – including Comcast’s four-prong plan.
The Maryland Chamber Foundation is grateful to BGE for their ongoing support and sponsorship of the entire equity and inclusion webinar series. We’re excited that our partner, Comcast, supported the second webinar.
As business leaders face the challenge of reconciling rising growth and rising inequality, the concept of inclusive economic and workforce development initiatives has emerged as the solution to the problem. Robert Matthews, Vice President of Workforce Development and Exelon Utilities Chief of Staff, Joe Jones, CEO, Center for Urban Families, and Sarah Hemminger, CEO, Thread will share approaches focused on growth with mutually beneficial outcomes for businesses, communities, and workers, including those in historically underinvested groups.
Establishing a strong Employee Resource Program (ERGs) is essential for an organization to work towards an inclusive company culture. Employee Resource Groups are voluntary, employee-led groups who join together based on shared interests, backgrounds or demographics in order to develop best practices to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. These groups work together with the organizations they serve to create a cohesive work environment where differences, cultures and values are not only embraced but celebrated. View the event page here.
The Maryland Chamber Foundation is grateful to BGE for their ongoing support and sponsorship of the entire equity and inclusion webinar series. Thank you to our partner, AT&T, for supporting the fourth webinar.
If you have any questions, including registering for a webinar, please contact Nicole Seay at firstname.lastname@example.org or (410) 269-0642.