Highlights From Diversify Virtual Summit 2022

Diversify Virtual Summit 2022: Presented by BlueCross BlueShield Tennessee was held on Tuesday.

With the Juneteenth celebration approaching, community members met online to celebrate diversity and inclusion in Chattanooga – building on the community-wide Velocity 2040 vision of fostering opportunities for all people to succeed.

Our featured speaker Amy Liu, Vice President & Director, Brookings Institute spoke on the economic benefits of DE&I and what steps COO’s can take to ensure diversity and talent in their workplace.

The presentation was followed by a panel discussion moderated by Dionne Jenkins, Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, TVCFU and featured expert panelists Ken Jones, Senior Director of Procurement, Vendor Relations and Minority & Women-Owned Businesses at EPB; Nicole Brown, Manager of Community Benefits and Diversity, CHI Memorial; and Justin Groenert, Vice President of Public Policy, Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce.

Special thanks to our presenting sponsor: BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

Watch Diversify Virtual Summit 2022 below. 

Learn more about how inclusion drives a strong economy, here

Other Topics

Nominations are now open for Leadership Chattanooga's Class of 2023-2024. “Leadership Chattanooga graduates tell us this program propelled them to a deeper level of understanding for how our community works and, equally as important, how they can give back with intention…

The Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) annually recognizes one local small business as its Rising Star client.  The TSBDC defines a "Rising Star" as a business that: Has a clear and structured growth strategy for the next 12 months;…

Local real-estate development firm Rise Partners recently purchased one of downtown Chattanooga's last undeveloped blocks for $2.18 million, a surface parking lot formerly operated by Republic Systems. Over the last two decades, multiple discussions have been held about the development…

Imagine you're an entrepreneur whose startup is beginning to establish roots. You're growing your marketing efforts organically, building a name for yourself through social media, networking events, trade shows, and support for community organizations like your local chamber of commerce.…

Black History Month annually serves as a season to honor the historical triumphs and struggles of notable Black Americans. This year TREND and the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce are highlighting just a handful of the diverse variety of African-American entrepreneurs…

Sign up for weekly updates.