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Additional Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Resources

DEI Consultation Services

Sanjita Pradhan, Program Director of Talent Development at The Partnership, is a Certified Diversity Professional (CDP) and specializes in identifying the business case for diversity and creating Diversity and Inclusion plans with measurable goals.

If your organization is interested in starting a Diversity and Inclusion plan/initiative and/or would like guidance on your current programming, please contact Sanjita Pradhan, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, at spradhan@DSMpartnership.com.

As a valued Investor or Member of the Greater Des Moines Partnership, we are providing this service to you, so all our Investor and Member companies have a thorough understanding of the value diversity and inclusion can bring to your organizations and have a successful Diversity and Inclusion program/initiative.

Global DSM: International Talent Strategy

Tapping into the global marketplace and taking advantage of international trade is essential to the success of Greater Des Moines' (DSM's) business environment. Through the Global DSM initiative, The Partnership works to establish DSM as a global community, bolstering global trade and foreign investments and leveraging international talent. 

For questions about Global DSM, contact:

Sanjita Pradhan  |  Director of Diversity and Inclusion 
(515) 286-4988 
spradhan@DSMpartnership.com

INclusion Magazine

nullReflecting the value and importance of diversity in Des Moines, INclusion celebrates the rich cultural traditions of the region's African-American, African, Asian, European, Latino and Native American residents. The magazine also includes sections about Des Moines' diverse faith community, accessibility for the disabled, opportunities for those in the military, veterans, young and retired professionals and the region's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.

INclusion is a joint effort between The Partnership, Business Publications Corporation and dsm Magazine, along with several corporate sponsors. The sixth and most recent edition was published in 2018. The Partnership and area employers use INclusion to help attract and retain a diverse pool of talent to the local community.

To request copies of INclusion, call Mary Bontrager at (515) 286-4957 or view a digital copy of the latest issue of INclusion.

Diversify DSM

Diversify DSM is a coalition of small and medium-sized financial services companies that are committed to helping increase diverse and female representation in the DSM community. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the Midwest and an unemployment rate among the lowest in the nation, the DSM job market is on the rise — which means our community, as well as the financial services industry, is in need of top talent. Diversify DSM is committed to investing in the expansion of our workforce.

Diversify DSM was proudly launched by Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines in collaboration with The Partnership and other area financial service organizations. If you're interested in learning more about Diversify DSM, email diversifyDSM@fhlbdm.com and follow us on social by using #diversifyDSM.

Diversify DSM Members

Inclusion Toolkit

Please also see the Partnership Inclusion Toolkit for additional resources for managers and leaders.