A NEW Program for 2021! 

BE Diverse brings together respected leaders who share important perspectives on embracing diversity to bring about business growth, and encourage the changes necessary for the independent agency system to thrive! Sessions take place on the afternoon of Thursday, October 28th.

Opening Session: Building a More Inclusive Environment

Discover how YOU can create a more inclusive workplace, why it’s so important, and the trends that are driving D&I work today. Stephanie Piimauna

The Missing 33%: Leveling the Playing Field

Diverse talent is underrepresented in virtually every industry, a situation that will not change until we level the playing field for all. Kelly Lockwood Primus

Understanding What DEI Really Is!

Too many organizations dive into DEI work and fail. Without a shared understanding of what diversity, equity, and inclusion actually mean, your goals cannot be reached! Chris Haigh

Looking Through Your Own Cultural Lens

How we have the conversation is as important as the goals. Acknowledging our own cultural lens, vulnerability, and the ability to dialogue are essential to creating space for all. Chris Haigh

Mindsets that Drive Change

Three areas where organizations struggle most when in building a more inclusive culture? Corporate systems, managers' actions, and diverse talent's readiness. Kelly Lockwood Primus

Closing General Session

Using all that was learned today to move forward in creating an environment that attracts everyone! Stephanie Piimauna

BE Diverse Registration Options

When you purchase an ALL ACCESS PASS to MAIA’s Big Event, all BE Diverse sessions are included! PLUS, the registrant has the option to send a staff member in their place (Thursday or Sunday only); to purchase additional Thursday BE Diverse passes for just $100; and many other perks & discounts!  

REGISTER for All-Access Pass


If you want to come for BE Diverse ONLY, go to our A LA CARTE Registration menu and select a Thursday BE Diverse pass!

REGISTER for A La Carte Options


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