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See and be seen with 1000 senior executives at the most glamorous diversity event of the year. Celebrate leadership and accomplishment when the annual DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list is unveiled. Steve Howe of WEConnect International member corporation Ernst & Young is the keynote speaker and CNBC will be covering the event.
The DiversityInc Top 50 Announcement Dinner will be held at Cipriani Wall Street—a spectacular venue, next door to the New York Stock Exchange. The dinner will be preceded by a networking cocktail party with senior executives from the most diversity conscious companies in America.
According to a recent press release, WEConnect International partner organization National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) has opened the application process for the second annual Best-of-the-Best list of corporations in America committed to diversity and inclusion across all minority communities. Forty companies will receive the exclusive Best-of-the-Best Corporation for Inclusion designation in 2017. In 2016, the following WEConnect International corporate members were recognized as "The-Best-of-the-Best":
In a recent World Economic Forum blog post, "Women worldwide are missing out: This is how we can make economic growth equal for all," President of the International Development and Research Centre (IDRC) Jean Lebel addresses the numerous burdens keeping women in poverty and what will help close gaps in prosperity across the globe.
Jeans first recommendation is to help women register their businesses with organizations like WEConnect International to improve their market access. In early 2015, IDRC awarded a CA$560,000 grant to WEConnect International in support of its project, "Growing Women-Owned Businesses in India by Building on Private Sector Initiatives." The research findings were clear: women who earn WEConnect International certifications generate over CA$170 million annually and employ more than 4,600 people across India.