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Learn How Diversity Can Grow Your Business

Take your company to the NextLevel in diversity, culture, leadership, management, hiring, technology, retention, job satisfaction, teamwork, and innovation.  Diversity is MUCH more than just hiring a diverse workforce.  If properly integrated it can simultaneously grow your business while leaving your competition in the dust.  Our line-up of highly qualified professional speakers will give you the tools and education you need to build a world-class work environment. Spend a day with us learning new insights, strategies, solutions, and concepts that will catapult your organization to the NextLevel of performance and profit. 


The fact is diversity is becoming more important than ever, and has shown it's not only the right thing to do but it's also excellent for business.  Research shows that companies that have more diverse management teams have 19% higher revenue than their non-diverse competitors. This is accredited to a direct link between diversity and innovation. Furthermore, companies in the top 25% for racial and ethnic diversity are 35% more likely to have financial returns above their respective national industry medians. This is just scratching the surface of what Diversity can do.
 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Identify solutions, strategies, and best practices for addressing diversity in the workplace. 

  • Find out the key business advantages of working with diverse populations.

  • How to become a more inclusive leader.

  • Learn about the current state of women in the technology industry, how to overcome barriers and be an ally.

  • Strategies on how to communicate more inclusively 

  • Learn how successful minority business owners have overcome challenges and barriers in Pittsburgh.

  • The affects of Tokenizing on hiring, managing, and office culture.

  • Create an action plan to use diversity as a catalyst to improve recruiting and retention, innovation, and company culture. 

SPEAKER LINEUP

We are excited to announce our line-up of speakers for the upcoming Pittsburgh Business Diversity Conference & Job Fair.   Our wide array of professional speakers feature executive coaches & consultants, diversity experts, authors, and experienced local business owners.  Together we plan to bring you and your organization massive value in the form of new ideas, concepts, strategies and solutions that you can take home and implement in your own business. 

Look at the pictures below: 
Would it be fair or even accurate to guess their race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity or disability? 
How do the assumptions we make negatively affect our business environment on a daily basis?

Hover over the speakers pictures below to see a short bio:

GET YOUR TICKETS

Become a sponsor for our event.  Our full-day event features not only the Business Diversity Conference but also includes a Job Fair, Business Expo, and Fundraising Event.  You will receive pre-event and at-event promotion as well as additional opportunities to market your companies products or services.  Choose your participation level from several options of sponsorship of one or all of the events.  Contact us below.  

Pricing Starting at:

$495

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Sponsor The Event

Participate in our Business Expo or Job Fair happening the day of the event. Promote your business and connect with new clients and customers. Meet your staffing needs and grow your business. Your team will have access to our onsite interview space and Business Conference. Attend breakout sessions, professional networking, and hear the speakers for being a Vendor. You get all this and much, much, more!

Pricing Starting at:

$275


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Become A Vendor

Join us for a full day of diversity training.  Learn how DIVERSITY, TECHNOLOGY and LEADERSHIP in the workplace can boost your company culture & bottom line.
 

INCLUDED WITH YOUR TICKET:

  • Breakfast and lunch

  • Access to the conference, keynote speakers, and all breakout sessions

  • Networking opportunities

  • Access to the Business Expo & Job Fair

  • Admission to the after party: Wacky Warhol Art Auction & Dance Party. 


Reserve Your Seat Now:

$45

Attend The Event

EVENT DETAILS


 

Breakfast 8:00 - 9:00AM @ Main Stage

Professional Networking Event  8:00 - 8:30AM @ Networking Lounge

Meet and greet other like minded professionals. 

 

MORNING INTRODUCTION 8:30 - 8:45AM @ Main Stage
Pancho Timmons - Founder and CEO - Business Growth Partnerships & Pennsylvania Youth Initiative 

 

DIVERSITY: DEFINING THE DIVIDE 8:45 - 9:30AM @ Main Stage
Pancho Timmons - Founder and CEO - Business Growth Partnerships & Pennsylvania Youth Initiative 

A deep dive into what Diversity truly is and how it translates into our lives.  Learn how the assumptions we make negatively impact the choices we make.  

 

WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY PANEL 9:45 - 10:45AM @ Main Stage

* Moderated by Pancho Timmons

THE BELONGING FACTOR PODCAST 9:45 - 10:45AM @ Stage A
Devin Halliday - Rudiment Solutions

Unlock the Power of Belonging 11:00AM - 12:00PM @ Stage A

Devin Halliday - Rudiment Solutions
Learn how great brands and great leaders inspire loyalty, build community, and grow profits, provides tools and techniques to unlock the power of diversity, inclusion, and belonging. This engaging and interactive workshop gets you ready to leverage that power to inspire loyalty, build community and grow profits in your business.

The Power of Influence: 4 Ways to Create Motivation in a Diverse Workplace 11:00AM - 12:00PM @ Stage B

Dave Loshelder  3LG Solutions ConsultingAttendees will learn four highly effective ways to communicate to get results and profit from your team.  Learn to motivate and inspire with impact and to build a better culture by making stronger connections with team members.  Lead with less stress and more fun.

 

LENDIO PITCH EVENT 12:00 - 1:00PM @ Main Stage

Lendio - Where Shark Tank Meets Business Banking
Looking for a business loan or to take your business to the next level? We're giving business owners the opportunity to practice pitching their business growth plan and receive valuable feedback from a panel of lending experts. Not only will this help you gain visibility in the business community but it will also let the community know what resources you need to grow your business (partners, services, funding, connections, talent). 

Lunch 12:00 - 1:00PM @ Main Stage

Diversity BUSINESS LEADER PANEL 1:00 - 2:00PM @ Stage A

*Moderator Sue Miller - WSBA (Women’s Small Business Association)

 

Mastermind Session 1:30 - 2:30PM @ Stage B

Adam Kripke - Alpha Project
Solve some of your biggest professional challenges through the combined cognitive power of group impute! Join us for a stimulating breakout session to both help and be helped by a diverse group of highly educated business professionals. Gain priceless connections, insights, solutions, strategies, and resources to help you on your path. Please bring with you 1 to 3 questions that you are seeking help with. Everyone will have an opportunity to share their unique question as well as help others solve theirs.

 

MAKING IT MATTER - KEYNOTE SPEAKER 2:3- 3:30PM @ Main Stage

Andrea Wetherald - Owner - & Beyond Improv

Making it Matter - embracing diversity and reaping the benefits of divergent perspectives once the hiring is done.  There’s a type of racism in the workplace many of us have personally witnessed, perpetrated or experienced: tokenism. Tokenism is, simply, covert racism. Tokenizing can happen at the hands of well-intentioned employers who have not developed strong listening hygiene, or who do not understand what it means to truly embrace diversity in a practical sense. This talk will demonstrate HOW to create a Culture of Curiosity that allows leaders to truly benefit from having a diversity of perspectives represented in their employee base... and how certain improv skills enable us to do this well.

CLOSING REMARKS 3:30 - 4:00PM @ Main Stage
Pancho Timmons - Founder and CEO - Business Growth Partnerships & Pennsylvania Youth Initiative 

EVENT SPONSORS