Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility Summit 2022

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Building a More Equitable Loudoun Economy

The Loudoun Chamber’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Committee is proud to present its first DEIA Summit, featuring Keynote Speaker Jason Wright, President of the Washington Commanders.

This summit will focus on the theme of “Building a More Equitable Loudoun Economy” and will address many of the challenges facing minority-owned businesses and will offer guidance to help every company improve their diversity and inclusion performance.

Jason Wright, who also Co-Chairs the Greater Washington Partnership’s Inclusive Growth Strategy Council, will kick things off, followed by a second Keynote presentation by Rick Wade, Senior Vice President for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, who leads the U.S. Chamber’s Equality of Opportunity Initiative (EOI). Focusing on employment, entrepreneurship, education, and criminal justice, the EOI advances public and private sector solutions to help close opportunity gaps. Additionally, there will be two panel discussions focused on supplier diversity, access to capital, workforce and accessibility. We hope you decide to join us for this inaugural event on October 12th.

Featured Panelists:

  • Threase Baker, Abbtech
  • Sam Clarke, Equality Loudoun
  • Beth Erickson, Visit Loudoun
  • Alice Frazier, BCT-The Community’s Bank
  • Christopher “CJ” Gross, Ascension Worldwide
  • Tim Holtz, Stryker Spine
  • Lisa Kimball, The Arc of Loudoun
  • Cheryl Middleton, Loudoun County Procurement
  • Angela Mitchell, ARM Consulting
  • Buddy Rizer, Loudoun Economic Development

Event Timeline:

  • 7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Event Registration & Networking
  • 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Welcome, Keynote Speaker: Jason Wright, President, Washington Commanders
  • 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Panel I – “Inclusive Capital and Sourcing” with audience Q&A, short break
  • 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Short Break, Keynote Speaker: Rick Wade, Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances and Outreach, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Panel II – “Inclusion in the Workplace” with audience Q&A + Conclude

The Loudoun Chamber strives to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including those with disabilities, to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Event Manager, Ashley-White Brothers, awbrothers@loudounchamber.org. 

Keynote Speakers

Jason Wright

President, Washington Commanders

Rick Wade

Sr. Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Exclusive, Only One Available, Investment of $2,500

  • Logo recognition on all marketing materials for the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Summit: Advancing Inclusive Growth in Loudoun County
  • Table of 10 at the Summit
  • Opportunity to offer remarks and introduce the keynote speaker at the Summit
  • Logo recognition on all print and electronic marketing materials promoting the Summit
  • Logo recognition on the electronic sponsor recognition presentation at the Summit
  • Company logo featured in post-event email sent to all attendees

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