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CIE 2023 Upcoming Dates & Events

CIE 2023 Upcoming Dates & Events

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May 25, 2023 – C6 Session 3   August 8, 2023 – C6 Session 4   September 12, 2023 – C6 Session 5   September 19, 2023 - C7 Session 1 October 4, 2023 - CIE Annual Summit 2023 October 10, 2023 – C6 Session 6   October 26, 2023 - C7 Session 2 November 6, 2023 – C6 Session 7   December 5, 2023 - C7 Session 3 January 9, 2024 – C6 Session 8  January 18, 2024 - C7 Session 4 February 27, 2024 - C7 Session 5 April 2, 2024 - C7 Session 6 May 7, 2024 ...
CIE Member Benefit: Korn Ferry Leadership U for Humanity

CIE Member Benefit: Korn Ferry Leadership U for Humanity

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As a benefit of completing your Year 1 Learning Journey and being a part of the Colorado Inclusive Economy, we are excited to share an exclusive opportunity for one of your BIPOC/Diverse High Potential, High Performers to participate in a new Leadership U for Humanity Cohort. This is a benefit of being a CIE Member and you do NOT need to pay anything for your nominee. Korn Ferry is a global consulting firm that works with clients to design optimal organizational structures, roles and responsibilities. They help organizations like yours hire the right people and provide expertise on how to reward ...
CIE Partner Spotlight: Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce

CIE Partner Spotlight: Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce

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Colorado Inclusive Economy is fortunate to have many community partners in helping advance our work in diversity, equity and inclusion. One of those leading community partners is the Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce. The Colorado Black Chamber (CBCC) is a membership driven organization comprised of business owners, corporate representatives, community leaders, and association members representing Colorado’s business community.  Following the Civil Rights movement, Black business leaders saw a need to establish a formal advocacy organization. Established in 1985, today the CBCC has more than 1,000 members and is a solid voice for the Black business community. Our mission is to support ...
Learn More about Your DEI Experts

Learn More about Your DEI Experts

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Dr. Michael Benitez, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Metropolitan State University of Denver Dr. Michael Benitez is a nationally acclaimed scholar, practitioner and educator in the field of diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education. He also is a part of Colorado Inclusive Economy’s roster of amazing speakers leading cohort sessions, including understanding systemic racism, bias and privilege. A highly sought out speaker and go-to workshop leader at colleges and conferences nationwide, Dr. Benitez is known for his down-to-earth, insightful commentary and critical perspectives on social and cultural issues, ranging; leadership and identity development, intersectionality, race and ethnicity, organizational culture in ...
Members Making a Difference

Members Making a Difference

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A Conversation with Tyrone Adams, CEO Colorado Association of REALTORS Who is the Colorado Association of REALTORS and how are you connected to Colorado Inclusive Economy? The Colorado Association of REALTORS® is the state’s largest professional, voluntary, non-profit, real estate trade association that is dedicated to serving more than 30,000 REALTOR® members across the state. These agents also are members of 30 local associations statewide and the National Association of REALTORS®. Why was it important for you to support CIE? It was important for me to be a part of the solution to bring greater awareness and share my experiences ...
Market View – Recession or Not, We Must Remain Committed to DEI

Market View – Recession or Not, We Must Remain Committed to DEI

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The economy is facing major headwinds. The majority of CEOs expect a recession in 2023, and 50 percent of companies are planning some level of staff reduction. Major employers, as diverse as Walmart, Ford, Tesla, Amazon, and Re/Max, have announced massive layoffs. With the dual threats of economic weakness and high inflation, how should we as leaders balance short-term headwinds with long-term diversity, equity, and inclusion goals? Past economic cycles reveal that DEI efforts are first on the chopping block. Is now the time to pull back? On the contrary, companies should remain committed to diversity and inclusion, especially during ...
In the Know Learn More about Your DEI Experts: The Equity Project and Dr. Dwnita Mosby-Tyler

In the Know Learn More about Your DEI Experts: The Equity Project and Dr. Dwnita Mosby-Tyler

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The Equity Project, founded by Dr. Dwinita Mosby Tyler, is a woman-owned, minority-owned business that partners with organizations to meet their Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) goals. The Equity Project’s approach is to first understand where clients are on their equity journeys, meet them where they are and then equip and guide them toward achieving measurable outcomes and success. The Equity Project helps their clients to create systems where everyone in their organization has exactly what they need to thrive. Now in its sixth year, The Equity Project has grown from one consultant to eight full-time employees and has worked ...
CIE Partner Spotlight: Colorado Workforce Development Council (CWDC)

CIE Partner Spotlight: Colorado Workforce Development Council (CWDC)

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Colorado Inclusive Economy is fortunate to have many community partners in helping advance our work in diversity, equity and inclusion. The Colorado Workforce Development Council (CWDC) is a Governor-appointed, public-private partnership with the purpose to advise, oversee, and integrate the work of the Colorado talent development network. By collaborating intentionally across systems in Colorado, the CWDC pursues its mission to enhance and sustain a skills-based talent development network that meets the needs of employers, workers, job seekers, and learners for today and tomorrow. In January 2020, the CWDC adopted values to guide its work: equity, agility, and integration. The core ...
Members Making a Difference A Conversations with Rob Cohen, CEO, IMA

Members Making a Difference A Conversations with Rob Cohen, CEO, IMA

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Who is IMA and how are you connected to Colorado Inclusive Economy? At IMA, our mission is to protect assets and make a difference for our associates, our clients, and our communities. As a part of this commitment, we proudly initiated Colorado Companies Uniting Against Racism (CEO Pledge), an invitation to Colorado’s CEOs to pledge their commitment to foster a more inclusive society. The key tenets of the CEO Pledge are to listen, learn and lead by educating our associates on DEI, providing support to, and doing business with Colorado’s communities of color, and committing to the recruitment, retention, and ...