Focus on DEI
The LGBT Chamber hosts Workplace Alliance Summit and Texas Diversity Equity and Inclusion Conference
FROM STAFF REPORTS
The Texas LGBTQ Chambers of Commerce and the North Texas LGBT Chamber of Commerce are hosting two days of back-to-back conferences at Dallas College’s Brookhaven campus on July 18 and 19.
Tuesday’s LGBTQ+ Workplace Alliance Summit is the only statewide gathering of LGBTQ employee groups in Texas. The summit will focus on building leadership skills, networking and career development for LGBTQ Employee Resource Group leaders.
The summit is a program of the Texas LGBTQ Chambers of Commerce, a coalition of the Texas-based chambers in Houston, Austin and San Antonio as well as the North Texas chamber. ERG leaders will participate in a full day of programming on topics including mental health in the workplace and table topics. It will also include the BERG Leadership LAB, an exclusive, intensive experience for ERG leaders.
This is the second annual workplace summit hosted by the four Texas chambers.
On Wednesday, the eighth Texas Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Conference, also being held at the Brookhaven campus of Dallas College, will bring together DEI practitioners and consultants, employee resource group members and supplier diversity professionals. In peer groups and professionally-led sessions, attendees will learn about current issues facing LGBTQ people in the work force and other diverse talent. They will also have a chance to learn new skills and share best practices.