The City of Norfolk is proud to partner with the Hampton Roads Diversity and Inclusion Consortium (HRDIC) for the 2019 award luncheon.
Norfolk Champions Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Regional Awards Luncheon
NORFOLK, VA – The City of Norfolk is proud to partner with the Hampton Roads Diversity and Inclusion Consortium (HRDIC) for the 2019 award luncheon. Norfolk is the first city in Hampton Roads to launch a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiative lead by Aleea Slappy Wilson, the City’s first Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer and LGBTQ Liaison. The City’s DEI focus areas include: workforce and human resources, economic opportunity and inclusive economic growth, planning and infrastructure and outreach and neighborhood engagement.
“Norfolk’s strength is its diversity, and we enhance our city’s potential by being inclusive. By bringing together organizations that share our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion we will accelerate engagement and access for people who are motivated and entrepreneurial, but too often on the sidelines of opportunity,” said Norfolk Mayor Kenny Alexander.
“Norfolk is committed to being the most diverse and inclusive city in the Commonwealth. That’s why it is so important for us to partner with organizations that are committed to that same mission,” said Aleea Slappy Wilson, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer.
The HRDIC luncheon will take place October 29th at the Waterside Marriott Hotel, 235 E. Main Street from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The luncheon is ticketed. For information visit https://www.hrdic.com/
HRDIC is a nonprofit organization that works closely with local, state and federal sectors of the Hampton Roads region and the Eastern Shore of Virginia with a vision to be agents of change who assist employers and others embed diversity and inclusion with the culture of their organization.
The luncheon will honor and recognize military members and their contributions to the diverse and inclusive culture of the region. The event will award a member of the military or a military-connected individual, who has worked to promote diversity and inclusion in their workplace throughout their careers.
“Diversity is being on the team, inclusiveness is playing on the team, equality is being recognized as a team member, “ said Billy McIntyre, HRDIC Chair. “That’s why we’re so glad to join with Team Norfolk to host this luncheon.”