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Employing DEI in WNY

Join us at the 7th Annual DEI Symposium for the results of the 2024 Employing DEI in WNY Assessment!

Measure Progress, Shape the Future

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is committed to helping WNY employers build more diverse and inclusive workplace cultures via programs, services, and the sharing of best practices.

Our Employing DEI in WNY Assessment is a key initiative to monitor and enhance DEI practices across the Buffalo Niagara region. This biennial assessment, first launched in 2020, serves as a tool for businesses and community leaders to understand the shifts and trends in diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. Each report not only benchmarks where we are but also inspires where we need to go, providing actionable insights for organizations committed to making a difference.

The DEI Assessment has allowed us to:

  • Track Historical Changes: Evaluate local advancements in DEI practices since 2020, understanding how far local businesses have progressed.
  • Identify Current Practices: Obtain a comprehensive snapshot of how DEI is currently embraced across the region.
  • Provide Actionable Insights: Equip businesses with practical strategies to advance their DEI initiatives, tailored to meet regional needs.

Stay tuned for the upcoming 2024 edition of the Employing DEI in WNY Assessment, to be unveiled live at our DEI Symposium on June 13th.
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Explore Our Findings:

  • 2022 DEI Assessment: Dive into our latest data to see how the Buffalo Niagara community has evolved, spotlighting both advancements and areas needing further attention.
  • 2020 DEI Assessment: Discover the baseline we established in our inaugural report and the initial steps taken by local companies toward embracing diversity and equity.
Learn More About Our Sponsors' Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Five Star Bank and Courier Capital are dedicated to cultivating an environment where employees feel welcomed, valued, respected, and appreciated. We believe that developing and retaining a diverse, inclusive workforce that is representative of the audiences we serve both increases employee engagement and is a key driver of our institution’s continued overall success. Our customers and communities are best served when our people feel empowered to bring their true selves to work and we celebrate the rich diversity of thought, talent, and experiences contributed by each individual.

Thank You To Our 2024 Sponsors

Title Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor:


Amherst Chamber of Commerce, Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce, County of Cattaraugus IDA, Destination Niagara USA, Erie County Industrial Development Agency, Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce, Invest Buffalo Niagara, Kenmore and Tonawanda Chamber of Commerce, Niagara County Center for Economic Development, Niagara USA Chamber, Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce, Springville Area Chamber of Commerce, Visit Buffalo Niagara, Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism

Review our 2020 Baseline Assessment

Watch the 2020 DE&I Report Event Here:

2020 Survey Partners