Celebrating Diversity Makes Us All Stronger

Jan 17, 2011 | Uncategorized

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Martin Luther King Day, it’s amazing to think how the “I have a dream” speech has found new relevance today as our nation strives to find true equality in race, sex, religion, sexual orientation and even political differences. As we approach Black History Month in February, it is important as women business owners to recognize diversity in the workplace and address unresolved misconceptions and tensions that may still be present even during contemporary times. Taking into account diverse backgrounds, opinions and sensibilities can strengthen a business on all levels. It prompts growth and expansion, as perceptions are altered and businesses expand into uncharted territories to find new sources of revenue.

If you haven’t done so already, now is a great time to assess YOUR organization’s commitment to diversity. Please share your comments on what you or your company are doing to empower all women business owners and celebrate the full diversity of the women’s entrepreneurial community.

—Helen Han, NAWBO President and CEO

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