The Future and Dignity of Work: Building an Inclusive and Empowered Workforce


In order for a city to be truly ‘smart,’ its citizens must be economically empowered — and not only do civic leaders hold responsibility for ensuring so, but each community member too has a responsibility of supporting one another. As such, increasing emphasis on diversity and inclusion has swept the country, with businesses taking a critical look at their hiring practices and reevaluating outdated notions. This investment on inclusion has paid off: inclusive workforces have proven to result in more innovative, creative, and productive workplace environments, which translates to happier and healthier urban centers. Hear from leaders on how their model and understanding of workplace inclusion has developed over time, and how they hope to inspire others in building empowered workforces.