Ascent: Promoting inclusion & diversity in business events

 

Watch more from our newest Ascent Luminary, Chip Conley, founder of Modern Elder Academy

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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.

Steve Pemberton

Steve Pemberton

Chief human resources officer at Globoforce, author
Clara Shih

Clara Shih

CEO and founder of Hearsay Systems
Lisa Wang

Lisa Wang

Founder and CEO SheWorx
Gail Lowney Alofsin

Gail Lowney Alofsin

Sales and marketing executive, author, humanitarian
Aurora Dawn Benton

Aurora Dawn Benton

Founder Astrapto, sustainability strategist, consultant
Hattie Hill

Hattie Hill

President and CEO at Women's Foodservice Forum and founder and CEO of Hattie Hill Enterprises

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.