Diversity and Inclusion is a business imperative and remains a key component in retaining a productive workforce, especially within the financial services industry. Did you know that companies in the top 25% for gender and ethnic diversity on executive teams were 21% and 33% more likely to outperform on profitability? Companies and firms who create more inclusive cultures and diversify their boards create better gains for their shareholders, implement innovative solutions, and create a solid framework in which they are able to yield greater financial performance than their peers. According to a Harvard Business review article, "How Diversity Can Drive Innovation", employees at diverse companies are 45% more likely to report that their firm’s market share grew over the previous year and 70% more likely to report that the firm captured a new market. If the U.S. seeks to foster a thriving economy. Come and be a part of this important and forward-thinking conversation! Bags, books and lunch will be provided.