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Greg Valdovino
Diversity and Inclusion Director
Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

Why Diversity and Inclusion

On July 27, 2016 the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Power of Diversity Breakfast at the Downtown Marriott Kansas City. The event is recognized as the region’s premier celebration of the metro area’s culturally diverse business community that recognizes diverse workforce members and corporations that have demonstrated a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Diversity and inclusion has quickly become an important part of most companies’ business success models. Why is diversity and inclusion important to a business? Consider the changing demographics in the U.S. Minorities currently make up one-third of the U.S. population but are expected to become the majority by 2040. The changing face of the U.S. workforce in terms of language, culture, and religion of both the workers and the consumer will increase consumer purchasing power. In 2014, a Harvard Business School study found that employees with different lifestyles and different backgrounds challenge each other more and was able to come up with a wider range of solutions to business problems.

The Power of Diversity Breakfast will feature a panel of executives from Kansas City’s most diverse companies that will share their best practices on diversity and inclusion. For more information about the Power of Diversity Breakfast visit the KC Chamber’s website at

Posted: 7/11/2016 2:54:57 PM