Diversified Communications’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Mission Statement
As a leader in the global expositions and conference industry, Diversified Communications recognizes its responsibility to drive discussions and actively advance the principles of racial equality, social justice, and inclusion. We believe that our communities — the DC organization, Maine, and the global events industry — are richer, stronger, and more dynamic when they are diverse, equitable, and welcoming.
At Diversified, we believe that we all have the responsibility to speak out against injustices, spark conscious conversations, and foster inclusion. When we take these actions, we not only impact our communities at home but also in the industries we serve globally. We encourage all employees, vendors, and customers to bring their whole, authentic selves to all aspects of our business. Our goal is that all who walk through our doors feel welcome and comfortable knowing that they will be treated equitably regardless of their background and identity.
Although this has always been our priority, we have committed ourselves to having these conversations and making necessary change happen where we live and work. Our dedicated committee and four active subcommittees work on a variety of important and meaningful Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives.
We recognize that this work will continue to evolve and will be ongoing as an important part of our culture. We are ever-evolving and continuously learning how to better serve all individuals who walk through our doors.
Our Current Areas of Focus
DEI Committee Overall
Committee Head: Janice Rogers
Purpose: The purpose of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee is to lead discussions and actively advance the principles of racial equality, social justice, and inclusion. We believe that our communities — the DC organization, Maine, and the global
Current Areas of Focus:
- Employee education and discussion
- Fostering inclusive work environments
- Ensuring our external work reflects our beliefs and our mission
- Creating community partnerships
Progress: In addition to the work our Four Subcommittees (Attraction and Retention, Inclusion, Events and Industries, and Community Partnerships) are doing, we are focusing on employee training in the areas of Unconscious Bias and Conscious Conversations, creating meet-up groups for employee discussions, learning with and from each other, and applying what we’ve learned.
DEI Committee Member Spotlight
Nearly 20% of our employees are active members in one or more of these committees, while 100% are committed to backing these initiatives. Click on our featured DEI members below to see the “why” behind their active membership!