Each year, the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award is given to an emerging leader who demonstrates excellence in their career and devotion to improving the community through serving as role models for other young women.
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” That is the message Marc Burt has for employers looking to create diverse and inclusive workplaces. Burt – a former vice president of Inclusion and Diversity at Honda North America – shared his experience and expertise as the keynote speaker at the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Maximizing the Value of Diversity event earlier this month. In addition to Burt, a crowd of more than 125 people heard from topic experts and business leaders who have made diversity and inclusion a priority for their company.
Buffalo’s renaissance is here and real. The opportunity for us to thrive as a region of tomorrow depends upon our ability to create equity.