ManpowerGroup hosts second annual Business Diversity Summit
ManpowerGroup hosted the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce’s second Annual LGBT Business Diversity Summit yesterday, at its global headquarters in Milwaukee.
ManpowerGroup Elevate, the company's LGBT business resource group, was this year's presenting sponsor.
During the event, attendees had the chance to network with other business professionals from around the state, participate in business breakout sessions and hear about the importance of diversity in the workplace from keynote speaker Chris Courtemanche, LGBT Community outreach program manager for the Central Intelligence Agency. Representatives from Wisconsin's ten largest companies supported the event, along with many employers from throughout south-eastern Wisconsin.
Jason Rae, executive director, Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce, said, "The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber is extremely thankful for ManpowerGroup's sponsorship of today's LGBT Business Diversity Summit.
"Because of their continued support, we were able to bring together more than 150 business owners and corporate professionals from around the state to give them the tools and resources they need to be even more successful. ManpowerGroup has shown a deep commitment to engaging and supporting a diverse business community in Wisconsin and today's Summit was just another example of that. We could not do the work we do without having strong corporate partners like ManpowerGroup."
Michail Takach, ManpowerGroup Elevate founder and chair, said, "When all employees feel empowered to be their best selves in the workplace, everyone wins."
"In partnership with the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce and Workplace Alliance, ManpowerGroup has been a forerunner in creating inclusive workplace culture based on trust, confidence and honesty. We are honored to join representatives of Wisconsin's leading companies, as well as national agencies, in building a better world of work for LGBT+ individuals."