Diversity and Inclusion Council

Council Overview

The Diversity and Inclusion Council is committed to create awareness about the competitive advantage of having a diverse and inclusive business climate in the region. The Council seeks to leverage the competitive advantages of diversity and grow the economy for all through talent recruitment, procurement and employer training.

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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 though best practice sharing and development of a resource guide for employers.
  • The Racial Equity Roundtable Dividend Report will serve as a resource to help the Council identify appropriate advocacy recommendations.
Programming:
  • There will be five quarterly meetings beginning in September 2017.
  • The council will run from September 2017–December 2018. Beginning in January 2019, it will run on a calendar year.
Partnership Staff
Laura Smith

Laura Smith
Vice President, Economic Development
716-541-1741
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Council 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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