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Diversity & Inclusion Resources

Untapped Talent in DSM USA

As one of the nation's fastest growing centers for business, Greater Des Moines (DSM) understands and endorses the importance of maintaining a vibrant and diverse workplace.

Cities that will win in the 21st century are ones who are able to tap into the potential of all kinds of individuals, able to create a welcoming, inclusive and equitable environment where everyone is able to bring their whole self to work, feel belonged and use their full human potential.

With rapidly changing demographics and the ‘war for talent’ being the number one priority for HR leaders, focussing on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is going to be a key business strategy for businesses to attract and retain diverse and untapped talent.

The Diversity and Inclusion resources below provide an overview of statistics and issues faced by each group, community organizations you can reach out for help, funding and advantages of working with them/hiring them and opportunities to tap into their potential to fulfill your talent needs:

Inclusion Council

The Partnership's Inclusion Council is comprised of members from regional businesses in addition to nonprofit and education representatives who are dedicated to creating inclusive corporate cultures and growing varied customer bases. The mission is to share best practices around Diversity and Inclusion, celebrate success of companies and organizations who are doing great work in this space and inspire action to participants, members and the community at large. For more information, visit the Get Involved page.