Diversity Awareness Partnership


What is the Annual Diversity Summit?

Diversity Awareness Partnership’s Annual Diversity Summit is one of the region’s top diversity and inclusion professional development events, providing organizations and individuals with information on best practices and action steps to help our region become more inclusive. Summit attendance provides opportunities to collaborate, network and improve diversity acumen at our resource fair, breakfast and phenomenal keynote presentation focusing on the need for diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

The 6th Annual Diversity Summit



Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The St. Louis Union Station Hotel by DoubleTree

Featuring Keynote Speaker, Wendy Lewis
Senior Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion and Strategic Alliances
Major League Baseball

Wendy Lewis is responsible for implementing game changing Diversity and Inclusion strategic and metric based platforms for Major League Baseball’s Club franchises, its Central Office, MLB Advanced Media and MLB Network. She has developed and implemented the innovative and wildly successful Diversity Economic Impact Engagement (DEIE) model. DEIE is designed to advance League-wide the level of MLB’s workforce, supply chain and Club engagement levels of diversity and inclusion leadership and progress. A key and groundbreaking component of the DEIE initiative is MLB’s Diversity Business Summit, an unprecedented diversity employment and procurement trade fair event that provides a unique and substantive opportunity for job seekers, business owners, emerging entrepreneurs and community and advocacy leaders to network with MLB Human Resources and Procurement executives. Theses industry influencers are from all 30 Clubs, Central Office, Advanced Media, the Network, and Minor League Baseball. The Commissioner and other key dignitaries and chief executives are in attendance as well. The Summit was officially launched in 2012, co-hosted by the Chicago White Sox in Chicago. The Chicago Summit would be the first time in professional sports that an event of this nature and scope had been staged. The 2013 MLB Diversity Business Summit was co-hosted by the Houston Astros in Houston, and in 2014 the New York Yankees co-hosted in New York City. The 2014 MLB Diversity Business Summit greatly surpassed all expectations in regards to attendance and outcomes. The “DBS” is transforming the employment and procurement pipelines of MLB.

Click here to learn more about Wendy.


Are you interested in having your company or non-profit sponsor the 2016 Diversity Summit? Please click on the sponsor form below and submit by March 25th. For questions, please send an email to Reena Hajat Carroll at rhajat@dapstl.org.

Sponsor Form

Individual registration – Registration will open no later than March 18, 2016.


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