The Eccles School celebrates its annual Inclusion Week

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The Eccles School celebrates its annual Inclusion Week

The David Eccles School of Business recently hosted our annual Eccles Inclusion Week aimed at celebrating our diverse community and strengthen the inclusive culture at the Eccles School. This year’s theme “Rise Up: Our Ongoing Commitment to Equity,” sought to demonstrate our renewed commitment to take action to fight inequity, both now and going forward. 

The week featured a wide variety of guest speakers who shared their perspectives on many topics, including challenges people of color face in business in Utah, how and why it’s important to be an ally, how to incorporate social justice into business, and how to combat racism in our community.

Keynote speaker Kori Hale, trailblazing journalist and CEO of CultureBanx, shared her thoughts about “shaping the future of social justice in business.” She suggested that companies and employees start taking action to promote social justice and not let the burden of “being just one person” hold them back from starting to create that impact. Through education, transparency, and working together to enforce DEI initiatives as leaders and employees, she believes that, although slow, things are moving in the right direction. Hale’s ultimate advice for organizations seeking to connect to communities to enhance DEI efforts is simple: “Show up!”

We want to recognize the Office for Student Inclusion, Student Engagement and Assessment, External Relations, Business Career Services, Goff Strategic Leadership Center, Marketing + Communications, student volunteers, and everyone else who helped in organizing this year’s Eccles Inclusion Week!

View recorded sessions here

Michelle Conley is a Program Manager with the Office for Student Inclusion at the David Eccles School of Business.