Diversity & Inclusion Council

Buffalo Niagara Partnership Diversity & Inclusion Council

Council Overview

The Diversity and Inclusion Council is committed to creating awareness about the competitive advantage of having a diverse and inclusive regional business climate through employer education, talent recruitment and procurement. The Council seeks to advance best practices to create a culture of inclusion and grow the economy for all.

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Our mission includes:
  • Identify barriers that limit inclusion by offering trainings to assist employers with diversity hiring and cultural understanding in the workplace
  • Promote diversity in businesses practices, including local bids and procurement processes
  • Raise awareness of the competitive advantages of diversity through best practice sharing and development of a resource guide for employers
  • Continue to target Workforce Investment Board resources for training programs matching regional priorities and targeted industry sectors, including:
    • Incumbent worker training
    • On the job training
  • Create professional licensing program for immigrants and refugees
Programming:

Best Practices & Learning

  • Competitive advantages of diversity
  • Best practices in overcoming hurdles and creating a company culture that embraces and fosters diversity
  • Data, sample programs, policies and tools to assist businesses in diverse hiring

Initiative Engagement

  • Racial equity impact training for Council members

Signature Event

  • Diversity & Inclusion Council Kickoff
Partnership Staff
Dan Leonard

Dan Leonard
Senior Director, Economic Development
716-541-1716
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Council Members

Diversity & Inclusion Members
Thank You To Our Sponsors
TITLE SPONSORS:
m&t bank
PRESENTING SPONSORS:
Evans Bank
Independent Health
KeyBank
Northwest Bank
Wegmans
SUPPORTING SPONSORS:
  • BOND, SCHOENECK AND KING PLLC
  • BUFFALO CITY MISSION
  • BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY LIBRARY
  • EVERGREEN HEALTH
  • HURWITZ & FINE, PC
  • UNIVERSITY PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

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