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Thursday, 24 June 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
As an organization working to address systemic inequities and bring about systems change, Inspiring Communities is proud to partner with the Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia in presenting DEN.
The Black Business Initiative (BBI) has launched the Diversity Employment Network, or DEN, with a mission to partner with corporations and organizations to increase Black and minority representation in workplaces and leadership including boards.
BBI describes DEN as “A holistic, culturally-aware approach leveraging BBI’s 24-year history and experience working with the ANS community and mainstream business sector, our networks and unique access to skill and expertise in the community.”
The network’s four-fold service offering includes recruitment, diversity & inclusion advisory service, a mentorship program, and board governance training & recruitment. What sets DEN apart from other programs is the nesting within the African Nova Scotian community. Being Black-led ensures they can offer culturally sensitive talent sourcing, unique access to and trust of pools of very qualified ANS candidates, as well as the ability to help businesses and organizations navigate the diversity and inclusion continuum. The Network will also offer cultural audits, sensitivity benchmarking and step-by-step plans to build cultures where employees thrive.
Join Idy Fashoranti MBA, CPA, CMA, DEN’s Director of Operations, along with the Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia’s Director of Learning, Emma Beukema and Inspiring Communities Community Director, Tyler Colbourne for an energizing introduction to DEN.loy