On December 1, the MI held its third annual D+I Summit in Washington, D.C. Attendees were provided with tools and shared experiences needed to create inclusive and equitable workplaces. Strong leaders in this space helped guide the discussions on implementing change and making an impact.
- Employee Resource Groups Session (ERGs) – Attendees heard from leaders at McCormick & Company and Pella Corporation on how to create and support employee resource groups. The conversation covered utilizing ERGs as a business imperative, what leadership’s role within ERGs can look like, the process to establish and maintain ERGs, different logistics of ERG maintenance (budgets, roles, and so forth), and more.
- Executive Panel Discussion – Attendees heard from three leaders from Merck, Honeywell, and Armstrong World Industries on how manufacturers are promoting diversity and leveraging inclusion in the communities they operate in. The conversation included reviewing each company’s D&I initiatives and best practices in creating an inclusive workplace that have been implemented, as well as different D&I trainings and advice to fellow manufacturers looking to get started with D&I.
Want to hear these sessions and learn more? You can view a recording of the Virtual D+I Summit here.