Bloomberg’s Inaugural Business of Equality summit took place on Tuesday by convening more than 400 influential business leaders, advocates and activists to discuss diversity and inclusion initiatives in the workforce, future of equality, and what is at stake for both the economy and society at-large. The event was held at Bloomberg’s Global Headquarters in New York City.
Key highlights from the event:
Peter T. Grauer, Chairman of Bloomberg L.P. opened the event by saying, “This is a complex problem, there is no silver bullet. Convening and collaborating, sharing and learning are all so crucial to creating and sustaining an equitable community. We are gathered here today because everyone in this room recognizes the sense of urgency and we all have a role to play in accelerating progress.”
Data from Bloomberg’s Gender-Equality Index (GEI), a reference index that measures gender equality across internal company statistics, employee policies, external community support and engagement, and gender-conscious product offerings, was incorporated into various panels throughout the day, including a panel on “Solutions-Driven CEOs” with Rodney O. Martin, Jr, CEO of Voya Financial, Susan Salka, CEO of AMN Healthcare and Julie Sweet, CEO North America, Accenture, moderated by Peter Grauer, where they addressed how to create the right corporate culture of equality.
Bloomberg also brought together the expertise of one of the largest newsrooms in the world, with the immense data and analytical power of Bloomberg Global Data to enable the summit’s moderators and speakers to produce compelling, news-making conversations. Throughout the summit, the audience saw relevant data, charts and visuals that complimented the discussions taking place on stage, dynamically pulled from the Terminal, such as a breakout of workers by race in the tech industry, wage growth by gender, women in finance earnings, equal opportunity policy by region, LGBTQ outperformance and more.
To watch all of the panel discussions and presentations from the summit, visit the new Business of Equality page: https://www.bloomberg.com/business-of-equality
The Business of Equality summit was proudly sponsored by P&G, Bank of America, Willis Towers Watson, Unicorn Crowdfunding and PowerShares QQQ by Invesco.
To learn more about the event, visit: https://www.bloomberglive.com/bloomberg-business-of-equality. Follow the conversation on Twitter with @BloombergLIVE and #BloombergEquality.