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Small Business Roundtable

2022 Committee Chair: Ed Ukaonu

For more information, please contact edukaonu@ibn-ga.com.

Diversity and inclusion are a company’s mission, strategies, and practices to support a diverse workplace that incorporates a variety of perspectives, backgrounds and experiences that improves decision-making and leverages the positive impacts of diversity for a competitive business advantage. The top diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) priority is the recruitment, retention and support of diverse employees including race, color, religion, sex/gender, national origin, age and sexual orientation.

Recruiting and employing from a diverse pool of candidates means a more successful and collaborative workforce. A diverse and inclusive workplace improves retention and helps businesses avoid employee turnover costs and fosters a more creative and innovative team and working environment.