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May 25, 2022
10 AM – 1:30 PM
Crowne Plaza Atlanta – Norcross

6050 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Norcross, GA 30071

At the Gwinnett Chamber’s annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) Summit, presented by Georgia Power, we will create a space to engage in critical, thoughtful, and challenging dialogue in an effort to unlock the full potential of Gwinnett’s business community.

Gwinnett’s Diversity Index

81%

One out of four Gwinnett residents was born outside of the United States.

Gwinnett’s Diversity Ranking

#38

Number of Languages Spoken

100+

The most common foreign languages spoken in Gwinnett County are Spanish, Vietnamese and Korean

Gwinnett is what the U.S. will look like in

2040

The DE&I Summit is an ideal avenue to showcase your company’s dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Be a part of this important conversation. Space is limited.

Panel 1: Creating Equitable Access to Talent and Workforce Development

Equitable access to talent and workforce development begins with molding and cultivating the minds of the future. Hear from this exciting panel of experts, educators, and executives on why education is essential to developing a more inclusive mindset.

Why is it important?
Exposure to diversity alters the way individuals think by promoting creativity and innovation, as well as decision-making and problem-solving skills.

What will you learn?
You will learn what these experts, educators, and executives are doing to develop a more inclusive mindset.

Panel 1 Panelists

Dr. Jeremy Bennett

Associate Dean, Stetson Hatcher School of Business

Melissa Miller

Human Resources Business Partner

Dr. Tommy Welch

Chief Equity and Compliance Officer

Panel 2: Counting Your Success: How to Measure the Impact of DEI Initiatives

Incorporating DEI Initiatives is a great way to ensure employees are feeling accepted in the workplace. Learn from corporate executives on how they are measuring the impact of their company’s inclusion strategies.

Why is it important?
DEI initiatives in the workplace not only creates the opportunity to eliminate prejudice, but it also promotes higher productivity, employee retention and boost overall morale.

What will you learn?
You will learn how corporate executives are measuring their company’s inclusion strategies and their best practices for inclusivity.

Panel 2 Panelists

Carl Hill

Director – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Dr. Aby Parsons

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager

Natalie Williams

Director of DEI

Moderator

Closing Speaker

Aisha DeBerry

DEI Manager

Marlene Fosque

District 4 Commissioner

Schedule

10 AM

Registration, Networking and Doors open

10:30 AM

Brunch served

10:50 AM

Call to seats

11 AM

Welcome and Sponsor Recognition

Nick Masino, President & CEO, Gwinnett Chamber and Partnership Gwinnett

11:10 AM

Welcome Speaker

Venessa Harrison, President of Georgia AT&T

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

Panel: Fostering an Inclusive Climate in Your Business

Kevin Greiner, President and CEO, Gas South
Sara Irvani, CEO, Okabashi Brands
Sloane Drake, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Georgia Power

Moderator: Aisha DeBerry, Executive Director of Diversity and Community Partnership, PCOM

12:15 PM – 12:25 PM

Break/Network

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM

Panel: Harnessing DE&I Data to Build Your Organization from Within

Keyra Johnson, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Strategist, Delta Airlines
Sue Schmidlkofer, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Director, UPS
Rene Alegria, CEO, Mundo Hispanico

Moderator: Doug Jenkins, Metro North Region Director, Georgia Power

1:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Closing Speaker

Chairwoman Nicole Love Hendrickson, Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners

1:30 PM

Closing Remarks

Nick Masino, President & CEO, Gwinnett Chamber and Partnership Gwinnett

Partner Opportunities

Contact Lecia Young, Programs & Events Manager, with questions.
678-584-2252 or lyoung@gwinnettchamber.org

Presenting Partner

SOLD
  • • Industry exclusivity 
  • • Two-minute promotional announcement from emcee
  • • Logo recognition on all digital signage, program, and promotional emails
  • • Opportunity to distribute promotional materials at display table or in each seat  at event
  • • Social media mentions
  • • 2 tables (20) seats at event
  • • First right of refusal for following year

Leading Partner

$ 7,500
One available
  • • Industry exclusivity
  • • One-minute promotional announcement from emcee
  • • Logo recognition on all digital signage, program, and promotional emails
  • • Opportunity to distribute promotional materials at display table or in each seat at event
  • • Social media mentions 
  • • One table (10) seats at event 
  • • First right of refusal for the following year 

Supporting Partner

$ 5,000
One available
  • • Logo recognition on all digital signage, program, and promotional emails
  • • Opportunity to distribute promotional materials at display table or in each seat  at event
  • • Verbal reference at event from emcee
  • • Social media mentions
  • • Eight (8) seats at event

Corporate Partner

$ 2,500
Multiple available
  • • Logo recognition on all digital signage, program, and promotional emails
  • • Opportunity to distribute promotional materials at display table or in each seat at event
  • • Social media mentions
  • • Four (4) seats at event 

Partner Sponsor

$ 1,500
Multiple available
  • • Logo recognition on all digital signage, program, and promotional emails
  • • Opportunity to distribute promotional materials at display table
  • • Verbal reference at event 
  • • Two (2) seats at event 

Sponsor Display Table

$ 500
Multiple available
  • • Opportunity to distribute promotional materials at display table
  • • One attendee at event

Contact

Contact Lecia Young, Programs & Events Manager, with questions.
678-584-2252 or lyoung@gwinnettchamber.org

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