- As of 2012, minorities accounted for the majority of babies in the U.S.
- In 2013, 78 counties in 19 states across the U.S. had turned majority-minority since 2000 with an overall shift in the white share of the populations reflected across the U.S. as a whole and the growth of Asian, Hispanic. and black populations increasing more rapidly in some places than others
- Between 2014 and 2060 the minority share of the youth population will rise from 48 percent to 64 percent
Companies that adjust and focus on the cultural nuances of these consumers and population shifts will gain a competitive advantage by capitalizing on new and expanding business opportunities, according to Jackie Glenn, vice president of Global Diversity at Dell EMC.
Glenn is a pioneering diversity and inclusion expert who lives by the mantra, “It’s better to be respected than liked.” Her groundbreaking initiatives have reshaped organizational policies, unified a multidimensional corporate culture, and generated international interest and intrigue. By proving she is her word, solidifying business relationships, and securing overwhelming buy-in, Glenn was pivotal in guiding Fortune 500 EMC Corporation to personify its brand of innovation in the global community.
On Feb. 23, Glenn will headline the Chamber’s inaugural Talent Forum, which will explain why diversity is much more than a social nicety—it’s a business imperative. She’ll explore the ROI of diversity, how differences in the room drive creativity and innovation, why a demographic shift is important to companies striving to attract and retain talent, and more.
Glenn will be joined by Lisa Schiller, vice president of Client Deliver for ManpowerGroup Solutions, who will discuss what diverse candidates are looking for. Read ManpowerGroup’s whitepaper on the subject here.
The event will also feature comments from a panel of local diversity experts who have been successful at turning strategies into action. Hear from John Adams, Red Hat, Inc.; Patrice Gilmore, Holt Brothers Construction; Eugenia Jones, HCL America, Inc.; and Cleon Umphrey, Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority.
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