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2022 Inclusion Summit

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: It Makes Dollars and Sense 

The 10th annual Inclusion Summit took place on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the FFA Enrichment Center at the Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny Campus. 

The event's theme was "Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: It Makes Dollars and Sense," and attendees had the opportunity to learn more about what equity means and discover tools and resources to build equity-centered practices, systems and organizations. The 2022 Inclusion Award winners were also announced at the event.


Opening and Welcome

Opening Keynote | Tim Wise (he/him/his) | "Good Intentions are Not Enough: Why Equity Requires Transformative Thinking and Mindset Change” 

Tim Wise is among the most prominent writers and educators on issues of race and racial equity in the United States. He has spent the past 27 years speaking to audiences in all 50 states, on more than 1,500 college campuses, at hundreds of professional and academic conferences, and to community groups, government agencies, corporations and nonprofit organizations across the country about methods for dismantling racism in their institutions. He has also served as an expert witness and consultant in cases involving racial discrimination in the workplace in Washington State, New York and California.  

Wise is the author of nine books, including his latest essay collection, “Dispatches from the Race War,” and his highly acclaimed memoir, “White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son.” Named one of “25 Visionaries Who are Changing Your World,” by Utne Reader, Wise has contributed chapters or essays to 25 additional books and his essays have appeared in dozens of popular, professional and scholarly journals and newspapers. 

CEO DEI Panel Discussion

  • Dr. Erick Pruitt, Superintendent, Ankeny Community School District 
  • Dr. Adreain Henry, President, Mercy College 
  • Moderated by Dr. Marvin DeJear, Chief DEI Officer, Greater Des Moines Partnership 

DSM 4 Equity: DSM 4 Equity Collective Panel Discussion

  • Renee Hardiman, Chief DEI Officer & VP of Human Resources, Broadlawns Medical Center 
  • Tanner Krause, CEO, Kum & Go 
  • Marta Codina, SVP, Growth and Branch Administration, Wells Fargo Bank 
  • Moderated by Teree Caldwell-Johnson, President & CEO, Oakridge Neighborhood Association, Inc. 

Keynote Speaker | Dr. David DeLong (he/him/his) | “Lessons from the Leading Edge: Leveraging Marginalized Workers in Today’s Economy” 

Dr. David DeLong helps leaders identify practical solutions to critical skill shortages and workplace challenges in an uncertain economic environment. President of Smart Workforce Strategies, David is an author, speaker and consultant who has also been a research fellow at the MIT AgeLab. 

His forthcoming book is “Hidden Talent: Lessons From Training & Employing Marginalized Workers.” He is also author of “Lost Knowledge: Confronting the Threat of an Aging Workforce” (Oxford University Press), and co-author of “The Executive Guide to High-Impact Talent Management” (McGraw-Hill).

DeLong has spoken for and consulted with organizations such as the Microsoft, MasterCard, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce, North Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Manufacturing First Conference, American Organization of Nurse Executives, Michigan Works, Council of Manufacturing Associations, Kraft Foods, Bellevue University, Lockheed Martin, The Conference Board, Council of State Chambers and the Wyoming Business Forum.  

Inclusion Award Luncheon 

Closing Remarks 

For more information about the Inclusion Summit, please contact Marvin DeJear Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer at The Partnership.