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Strengthening Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

If you are a member of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, you get it. Providing a diverse and inclusive workplace continues to grow in importance for every type of employer. Managers increasingly realize that diversity and inclusion are essential in recruiting employees as well as retaining them once they are hired.

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3 Ways Employers Can Shape Workforce Culture and Reap the Benefits

It is not a surprise that Buffalo Niagara employers have identified workforce issues as pain points. For the last two years, according to the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Member Pulse survey results, workforce issues have remained among the top three pain points. Recently, the Partnership hosted its annual CEOs Speak event,

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Goals and Strategies in Diversity & Inclusion

It was the last meeting of the year for the Partnership’s Diversity & Inclusion Council, but this was no wrap-up session. Instead, the focus was on what’s next for the Council in 2019. A lively group participation exercise lead by Marc Burt – Team Leader at Inspired Global Resources and

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Mary Owusu BNP Athena Award Recipient

Diversity and Inclusion in STEM: How to Move Forward

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. This year’s recipient is Mary Owusu, vice president (partner), director of digital strategy and analytics

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Innovation Through Diversity & Inclusion

Did you know that employees that feel included and think their organization is committed to and supportive of diversity report an uplift in innovation, responsiveness to customers and team collaboration? According to a study recently published by the Harvard Business Review, inclusive teams outperform their peers in team-based assessments by

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The Stats Support Advancing Diversity & Inclusion in Buffalo Niagara

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Diversity & Inclusion Council is rolling out its work plan and implementing steps toward its initial goals and objectives. These include:   Raising awareness of the competitive advantages of diversity Developing Best Practice sessions to help employers identify and overcome diversity and inclusion challenges in the workplace

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Consultant Outlines Recommendations for Inclusionary Zoning

A consultant hired by Buffalo Mayor  Byron Brown released his recommendations for ‘inclusionary zoning’ in Buffalo and says the city should consider a voluntary and subsidized package to offer developers. “We would 100 percent support that – not mandatory, with offsets. That’s the way to get things done,” Gallagher-Cohen said

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Partnership Launches New Diversity & Inclusion Council

It is an issue that is fast becoming a priority for businesses today.  Creating and fostering diversity and inclusion in the workplace is not only the right thing to do, it is the smart thing to do for every type of company.  Buffalo Niagara Partnership members have made it very

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Workforce Diversity And Why It’s Important To All Of Us

Achieving diversity in the workplace is a great challenge. That’s what more than 25% of respondents told the Buffalo Niagara Partnership in our advocacy agenda survey taken last year. When we look at the big picture in economic development in Buffalo Niagara, it is clear that diversity and inclusion in

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