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Why Diversity and Inclusion Matter to Maryland’s Workforce

The Baltimore Integration Partnership partnered with Towson University and the Governor’s Workforce Development Board to host our 3rd Annual Maryland Workforce Outlook Forum on May 16th 2018.  This year’s forum was focused on “Why Diversity and Inclusion Matter to Maryland’s Workforce” and was attended by representatives from area communities, businesses, nonprofits, anchor institutions, and government agencies.  News coverage, PowerPoints, and video of the event are now available.

1) Full Agenda (includes links to slide presentations)

2) Featured Workforce Outlook Presentation: Employment and Racial Disparities in Maryland’s Workforce Pipeline (PowerPoint)
Michael Siers, Towson University’s Regional Economic Studies Institute

3) Whats Working and Why:  The Lightning Presentations (Link to YouTube Speaker Videos)

  • Opening Up Barriers to Wealth for Frontline Workers of Color
    Clair Minson of Associated Black Charities,
  • Building an Inclusive Organization in Five Steps
    Leah Cox of Towson University
  • Creating Economic Inclusion via Purchasing and Hiring Goals
    Kylie Patterson of Johns Hopkins University
  • Jumpstarting Careers in the Construction Industry
    Willy Moore of Southway Builders
  • Taking a Chance on Moms
    Tammira Lucas of Moms as Entrepreneurs
  • Exceeding Diversity Goals to Make Greater Impacts
    Calvin Butler of Baltimore Gas and Electric
  • Addressing the Workforce Shortage of Women in Computer Science
    Heather Lageman of the Council of Educational Administrative and Supervisory Organizations of Maryland.
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