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.

Cam Kashani

Cam Kashani

Co-founder and CEO of COACCEL
Katie Martell

Katie Martell

Co-executive director of Boston Content
Tan Le

Tan Le

Founder and CEO of EMOTIV
Steve Pemberton

Steve Pemberton

Chief human resources officer at Globoforce, author
Elise Roy

Elise Roy

Human-centered designer, Elise Roy LLC
Carla Harris

Carla Harris

Vice chairman, managing director, and senior client adviser at Morgan Stanley

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.