The programming for the United Diversity Business Summit on Sept. 14 is set, with experts in diversity from throughout the Valley coming together for insightful keynotes and panel discussions.
The 2022 United Diversity Business Summit will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts with the theme of “Enhancing the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem through Diversity, Community and Innovation.” It is free for attendees.
The morning sessions will include:
The afternoon sessions will include:
These keynote sessions will be complemented by breakout sessions on two tracks, one for corporate and one for entrepreneurs.
Attendees will learn from more than 25 speakers on innovative approaches and best practices to improve economic diversity outcomes for organizations and entrepreneurs. Track 1 is designed for public and private companies seeking to increase diversity outcomes. Track 2 incorporates business development programs to attract and grow the minority small business community. Workshop topics include using disruption to advance business strategy, entrepreneurship 101, supplier diversity, inclusive decision-making, recognizing and overcoming financial challenges and more.
“We are very excited about the program we’re putting together for the United Diversity Business Summit,” Trayham said. “This will spotlight some of the most respected business leaders in our community and help companies learn how to make great strides toward diversity and inclusion.”
The full program can be viewed at www.UnitedDiversityBusinessSummit.com.
The lineup of speakers for the 2022 summit includes:
“Scottsdale is dedicated to advancing talent, opportunity, and growth for all its citizens,” said Rob Millar, Scottsdale’s economic development director. “This event provides an incredible space to continue vital conversations about diversity and economic development.”
The United Diversity Business Summit will spearhead break-out sessions and training workshops covering various topics and industries to move 100 or more companies forward and expand fast-growing, diverse small businesses across the Valley.
The United Diversity Business Summit offers corporations and governmental entities the opportunity to reach more than 500 business owners during the event and through pre- and post-event marketing. Each year, as a part of Thinkzilla Consulting Group’s “Diversity Business Awareness” aimed at increasing patronage of inclusive organizations, the Diversity Business Summit co-chair committee salutes and highlights the accomplishments of five diverse businesses in Scottsdale.
Registration for the event has been brisk and has increased in the past couple of weeks, so potential attendees are encouraged to register now to ensure their attendance. Registration is now available at www.UnitedDiversityBusinessSummit.com.
The event’s organizers have announced a new presenting sponsor, Fry’s Food Stores, to accompany previously announced sponsors Salt River Project, Blaylock Van, Country Financial, Arizona Commerce Authority, and the Arizona State University Office of Economic Development. Community Partners Include the Black Chamber of Arizona, Base Arizona, Maricopa Community Colleges, Greater Phoenix Urban League Young Professionals, and Associated Minority Contractors of Arizona.