In recent times, the commercial AV industry and nearly all of society, has had its consciousness raised about diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB). Those in the integration, design and manufacturing communities have come to recognize the problems stemming from insufficient representation of females and people of color at our industry gatherings and in our corporate boardrooms. Although we’re seeing slow improvement, there’s still much more we can do.
To help move us in the right direction, we presented the next webinar in CI and NSCA’s Quarterly Business Playbook Series: “Amplifying Diverse Voices: Sharing Perspectives with Industry Members.”
List of Speakers
We’re honored to have had the following expert panelists speak on the DEIB initiatives in the AV industry.
Akin Adewole, CTS, Design Engineer, Verrex
Mildred Ramos, Principal, Shen Milsom & Wilke LLC
Chris Turner, Managed Solutions Account Executive, New Era Technology
Natasha Porizkova, Brand Inclusion Leader, livingHR
DEIB in the Spotlight
In this webinar, we’ve addressed the following critically important topics:
- How to DEIB-optimize recruitment and hiring practices
- The ways that cultural differences can perpetuate marginalization and systemic disadvantage
- How diversity among decision-making teams leads to smarter, more profitable decision-making.
- Industry-wide and organizational efforts to diversify the commercial AV community.
Recognizing that the most impactful conversations spring from the grassroots, we also opened a survey to ask the AV industry community what else it would like our expert panelists to address on the DEIB initiatives. The speakers then highlighted these concerns and questions.
Editor’s note: Originally published on February 18, 2022; this has been since updated on April 21, 2023, to reflect additional information on the webinar archive.
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