The Greater Memphis Chamber is excited to announce the launch of a new webinar series dedicated to equipping business owners and leaders with strategies on implementing more equitable processes and opportunities within their companies. Sponsored by Independent Bank, the weekly webinar sessions are complimentary for both Chamber members and non-members.

To kick off the launch of the Strategies on Equity Webinar Series, we held the first session on S.M.A.R.T. Goals on Equity and Diversity with featured speaker Fred Towler, Chief Diversity Officer & VP Global Talent Management at International Paper. Towler gave insight on how Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-based (S.M.A.R.T.) goals can be employed to fulfill a company's commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Want to join the conversation and learn how your company can develop strategic diversity and inclusion plans? See webinar series schedule below:

Thursday, July 23 - S.M.A.R.T. Goals on Equity and Diversity
Thursday, July 30 - Why Joint Ventures Matter
Thursday, August 6 - Shaping Minority and Women-Owned Business Participation from the Top
Thursday, August 13 - Hiring Practices and Processes that Promote Diversity
Thursday, August 20 - Getting Real about Supplier Diversity


Recordings of previous sessions:

S.M.A.R.T. Goals on Equity and Diversity

Few companies would disagree with equity and diversity existing as guiding principles. It should be noted, however, that guiding principles are best lived out through goals that embody these beliefs. This session provides insight on how Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-based (S.M.A.R.T.) goals can be employed to fulfill a company's commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Featuring: Fred Towler, Chief Diversity Officer & VP Global Talent Management at International Paper.

 

Why Joint Ventures Matter

Growth can be a difficult proposition for many smaller companies seeking to compete at the next level for larger contracts and opportunities. A proven strategy that speaks to this challenge is the joint venture. This session explores the dynamics of a successful joint venture and how pooling resources, talent, and other things can benefit the participating companies in the long run.

 

Shaping Minority and Women-Owned Business Participation from the Top

In organizations, people take their cues from the top. This reality is no less relevant as it relates to how companies embrace minority and women-owned business participation and engagement. This session shares the story of a local organization that stands as an example of how pushing minority and women-owned business participation from the top can shape a company’s culture. Featuring Speakers: Scott Brockman, President & CEO Memphis Shelby County Airport Authority and Joe Claiborne, Senior Manager of Business Diversity Development Memphis Shelby County Airport Authority.


Visit the Chamber's events calendar to register for upcoming webinar series and events.

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