Ascent: Promoting inclusion & diversity in business events

 

Watch more from our newest Ascent Luminary, Ameerah Saine, founder of Brunch and Slay

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ASCENT LUMINARIES

The Luminaries series is part of the PCMA Ascent initiative, which seeks to promote inclusion and diversity across the business events industry.

PASS THE MIC

Looking to make your next business event more diverse, inclusive, and welcoming? There’s no better place to start than with your speakers. We’ve hand-picked a few who may fly under the radar in the speaker circuit but raise the bar in making events more diverse — and way more interesting.

Tan Le

Tan Le

Founder and CEO of EMOTIV
Rania Anderson

Rania Anderson

Founder and president of The Way Women Work, executive coach, author
John Maclean

John Maclean

Wheelchair athlete, triathlete, author
Heather E. McGowan

Heather E. McGowan

Future of work strategist, adviser, and thought leader
Arwa Mahdawi

Arwa Mahdawi

Founder, president, chief hopes and dreams officer, and chief minority officer at Rent-a-Minority
David Stewart

David Stewart

CEO and founder of Ageist, photographer

ASCENT STORIES

The Ascent CEO Promise

What is Ascent?

  • Ascent is an initiative by PCMA to promote inclusion and diversity across the business events industry.
  • Ascent seeks to empower those challenged by gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, or disabilities to find success in our industry.
  • Ascent strives to motivate and to educate decision-makers on the business case and best practices for inclusive workplaces and events.
  • We believe that greater inclusion across the industry will foster new voices to strengthen our leadership, our businesses, and our world.
  • By working together toward inclusion and diversity within our workplaces and at the events we produce, we will enact meaningful social change.

Do you know someone who would make a great Ascent Luminary?

Please nominate them below. We’re counting on your input to help us build the most effective and engaging inclusion and diversity program possible.