The Business Council Hosts Open Conversation on Equality & Inclusion in Business



The Business Council of New York State to Host Open Conversation on Racial Inclusion, Diversity and Equality in Business

Albany, NY – The Business Council of New York State Inc., announced Thursday a webinar to discuss and address equality issues in the business world. The forum, “An Open Conversation: Racial Inclusion, Diversity and Equality in Business” will feature a panel with diverse experiences and viewpoints who will lend expert analysis and advice on the struggles of black business owners as well as examine how all business leaders can diversify their workplace at all levels, and ensure that employees maintain an inclusive business environment that respects all employees, customers and clients.

“As employers across the U.S. continue to lend their voice to the Black Lives Matter movement, we at The Business Council believe the issue must be addressed as silence is no longer an option. We as a country must look to find solutions to end continued racial injustices. From a business standpoint, The Business Council will engage beyond this message of support and work specifically on finding solutions that can help black-owned businesses, increase diversity in all workplaces, and achieve equality for employees and customers. Support for equality in the nation’s economic system benefits all of us, and as businesses thrive and grow, they provide vital contributions to both their communities and the state. In an effort to listen, understand and engage, we have organized an open conversation and invite all businesses to join us as we discuss racial inclusion, diversity and equality in business,” said Heather Briccetti, President & CEO of The Business Council of New York State Inc.

An Open Conversation: Racial Inclusion, Diversity and Equality in Business
Thursday, June 25, 10:00 am
Registration is FREE to any business and can be found here

Panelists for the event include:

  • Dr. Hazel Dukes, President of the NAACP New York State Conference
  • Garry Johnson, NAACP Economic Development Chair
  • Helen Brooks, Senior State and Local Government Affairs Rep FedEx Corporation
  • Michael Garner, President of 100 Black Men of New York
  • Michelle McCleary, Immediate Past President of National Black MBA Association – New York Chapter
  • Floyd Holloway, Counsel State Farm