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The Inclusive Leadership Summit is the nexus of our diversity and inclusion efforts.

The ILS brings industry partners, alumni, students, faculty, staff, and community leaders together to share best practices, industry trends, and concerns related to diversity and inclusion in business.

Importance of Inclusion

Importance of Inclusion
Isenberg Inclusion

Isenberg values the unique experiences, identities, and perspectives that each of our community members bring to the table. We understand that in order to be a true hub of innovation, we must value diversity. We must seek diverse ways of looking at problems, and we must provide an environment where even the most underrepresented of views are heard. The people of our community are our most valuable asset, our students, faculty and staff, alumni, and local community members. 

The Future of Work

The workplace is changing more rapidly than ever. According to recent research by Deloitte, firms face seven new realities as they aim to be successful in the 21st century. Best practices in diversity, equity, and inclusion underscore each of these new realities by increasing the top talent available for firms, encouraging the diverse exchanges needed to reinvent and scale ideas, and cultivating leaders who are nimble, innovative, and can truly unleash the power of their teams.

ILS Mission

Isenberg understands that our students need to possess the skills of inclusive leadership and cultural competency. We know from research that innovation thrives in inclusive environments that support the engagement of diverse people and perspectives. Therefore, the goal of this conference is to provide students with the tools, content, and networking opportunities to better understand the importance of diversity, and to help them learn the skills and capabilities of inclusive leadership.  

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About the Summit

About the Summit

Students will benefit from the knowledge presented at the ILS by attending panel presentations, keynote speaker presentations, and workshops administered by professional thought leaders on inclusion and diversity in the workplace. This event is presented by Isenberg and EY, and is made possible by the generous donations of our sponsors.

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Watch Video in modal: Inclusive Leadership Summit 2019

Inclusive Leadership Summit 2019

Learn more about the Inclusive Leadership Summit in this video of our inaugural event.

Previous Events

Second Annual Inclusive Leadership Conference Goes Virtual
Second Annual Inclusive Leadership Conference Goes Virtual
“With inclusiveness, it’s critical to accept the contribution that you bring and to understand what the other folks bring to the table,” said EY's
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Isenberg Summit Focuses on Inclusivity
Isenberg Summit Focuses on Inclusivity
Most of the 350 participants at Isenberg's first Inclusive Leadership Summit were students who learned about the vital nature of the diversity and
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