Baton Rouge, La. (September 23, 2020) – The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) today announced that Erby Foster, chief diversity officer with The Clorox Company and CEO of Foster Inclusion, will serve as the keynote speaker for its virtual Diversity in Business event scheduled for October 6. Event details and registration may be found at brac.org/events.
“The unprecedented energy and focus around diversity and inclusion, and the role the business community plays in driving that work forward, may very well be the most positive outcome of a tumultuous 2020,” said Eric Dexter, BRAC’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee chair and Civil Solutions Consulting Group’s director of business development. “Erby’s presentation comes at the perfect time for the region’s business community to start implementing intentional change within their own organizations.”
Foster’s presentation “Diversity Drives Innovation” will focus on strategies to build an inclusive team to create a more comprehensive solution to global business issues. He posits that inclusive leadership teams can be a game changer for economic growth in a community.
BRAC’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee will also announce the recipients of the BRAC Diversity Star Award at the event. With a goal toward highlighting exceptional best practices taking place in the Capital Region, the award seeks to honor and recognize regional businesses that have championed diversity and inclusion at their businesses or in the community.
BRAC’s Diversity in Business event will be held virtually. The event will take place from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Registration for the event is $10 for BRAC investors and $20 for non-investors. More information and registration can be found at brac.org/events.
About the Baton Rouge Area Chamber
The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) leads economic development in the nine-parish Baton Rouge Area, working to grow jobs and wealth and to improve the business climate and competitiveness in the region. Today, BRAC investors include more than 1,400 small businesses, mid-sized firms, large industry and entrepreneurial startups, as well as individuals and organizations that support business and economic development. In this capacity, BRAC serves as the voice of the business community, providing knowledge, access, services and advocacy. More information is available at brac.org.